Faculty Profile for Dr. Darcy Downey
Biography and EducationI started as Program Director in 2017 after being an Associate Athletic Trainer with athletic department from 2014-2017. At that time I was also an adjunct instructor in the Professional Program in Athletic Training teaching 1 course per semester. I was a clinical athletic trainer for 26 years in various settings and have also taught at the college/university level for 18 years. I have been a part of accreditation in 3 programs and am currently working on Accrediting the newest Master's program in Athletic Training. I graduated from The University of Texas-Austin in 2010 with my doctoral degree.
Teaching InterestsTherapeutic Interventions
Research InterestsAthletic training education
Health risk taking behaviors
Psychosocial issues in athletics
Selected Scholarly/Creative Work
- Anderson, B. L., Bartlett, O. C. X. M., Osborne, R., Downey, D. L., & Farnsworth, J. L. (n.d.). Optimism, but not locus of control, moderates burnout in Professional Master’s Athletic Training Students. Athletic Training Education Journal.
- Case, M. J., Knudson, D. V., & Downey, D. L. (2020). Barbell squat relative strength as an identifier for lower extremity injury in collegiate athletes, 34, 1249–1253. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003554
- Zuniga, K. E., Downey, D. L., McClusky, R., & Rivers, C. (2017). Need for and Interest in a Sports Nutrition Mobile Device Application Amnog Division I College Athletes. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 27(1), 43–49.
- Zuniga, K. E., Downey, D. L., McClusky, R., & Rivers, C. (n.d.). Need and Interest in a Sports Nutrition Mobile Device Application Among Division I College Athletes. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 27, 43–49. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2015-0305
Selected Service Activities
Pre-Occupational Therapy Organization
Faculty Advisory Committee
San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter
Reviewer / Referee
Athletic Trainer Educator Conference (NATA)
Academic Standards Committee