Amanda Benson 

Professor of Professional Practice

Bachelor's Degree(s): Exercise Science, State University of New York at Buffalo

Master's Degree: Physical Education, Eastern Kentucky University

PhD: Human Performance, University of Southern Mississippi

Phone: 225 578-3549


Office: 2113 HPL Field House

Curriculum Vitae 


Dr. Benson is currently the Program Director for the Athletic Training Education Program and Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the School of Kinesiology, a position she has held since Spring 2015.

In addition to her duties as the Assistant Program Director, Benson is an active volunteer to the profession of athletic training. She currently serves on the National Research and Education Foundation Scholarship Committee, is a Review Team member and site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE), is the SEATA Chair for the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Committee and has worked providing medical coverage for various events such as the Walt Disney Marathons, the Central American Games and USA Tae Kwon Do.  She has also completed terms as the laboratory coordinator for Student SEATA, the District IX Representative on the National College and University Athletic Training Student Committee, the Chair of the Student SEATA Senate and the Alabama Representative on the Research and Education Foundation Committee. She has given over 70 presentations to the profession and most recently has assisted in developing multiple technology Aps under the Athletic Training Plus and Physical Therapy Plus umbrella. She has earned various accolades throughout her career including: the Ingalls Award which if given to the most outstanding teacher at Troy University, the College and University Athletic Training Award for the State of Alabama, the SEATA Education/Administration award and Phi Kappa Phi Scholars Award.

Awards & Honors

2012 Southeast Athletic Trainers Association Education Administration Award
2011 Alabama College and University Athletic Trainer Award
2011 Ingalls Award Recipient
2010 Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 129 Scholar Award Recipient
2009-2010 Chancellor’s Fellow
2008 Honorary Member of Iota Tau Alpha, Athletic Training Honor Society
2002 Recipient of the Jim Gallaspy Leadership Award

Selected Publications

Bobo, L., Benson, A., Green, M. (2012). The Effect of Self-Reported Efficacy on Clinical Skill Performance. Athletic Training Education Journal. 7(4), 176-186.

Benson, A., Bobo, L., Green, M. (2012). Comparison of Video and Real-Time Scoring Techniques. Journal of Allied Health. 41(3) 118-122.

Bobo, L., Andrews, A. (2010). Using video feedback to measure self-efficacy. Journal of Instructional Pedagogy. 3, 1-11.

Sluder, B. & Andrews A. (2010). The Effect of Facebook on Hiring Teachers. Journal of Technology Integration in the Classroom. 2(1), 73-80.

Andrews, A. & Bobo, L., Spurlock, A. (2010). Use of Video feedback in the training of pre-service teachers. Journal of Instructional Pedagogy  2, 79-88.

Bobo, L. & Andrews, A. (2009) Essentials of Athletic Injury Management, 8th ed. Instructor’s Manual / Test Bank. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

Bobo, L., Andrews, A. (2009). Photoallergic Contact Dermatitis Caused by Sunscreen Lotion. Athletic Therapy Today, 14(6), 9-12.

Selected Presentations

Benson, A. & Tillman, M. (January 2014). Addressing Administrative Challenges in Performing Faculty Evaluations. 2014 National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education, San Diego, California.

Benson, A. & Rodriguez, R. (October 2013). Combining Sport and Medicine Programs to Create International Partnerships. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Chicago, Illinois.

Trotter, N & Benson, A. (June 2013). Incidence of Autoimmune Neuromuscular Hyper-Excitability in a Division I Collegiate Athlete. National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Kryglowski, A, Benson, A & Green, M. (June 2013). The Effects of Fatigue on Balance Utilizing the Nintendo Wii Balance Board. National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Benson, A. (2012). Using Facebook, Twitter and Social Media for Networking. National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Bobo, L. & Benson, A. (June 2012). How to Integrate Cultural Competence into Your Curriculum. (Poster Presentation) National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting. Saint Louis, Missouri.

Green, M.S., Martin, T.D., Benson, A.A, Corona, B.T., Ingalls, C.P. (2012). Ibuprofen prolongs functional deficits after a repeated bout of downhill treadmill running. ACSM Annual Conference San Francisco, California.

Benson, A. & Bobo, L. (June 2011). How to Develop a Study Abroad Program in Cultural and Ethnically Diverse Locations. National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Areas of Interest

Social Media

Clinical Education

Integration of technology in the classroom