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Toby Brooks

Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Master of Athletic Training Program

EDUCATION

1998 Bachelor of Science: Physical Education/ Athletic Training – Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

2000 Master of Science: Teaching & Teacher Education/ Physical Education – University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2002 Doctor of Philosophy: Teaching & Teacher Education/ Physical Education – University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

BOARD CERTIFICATION/ LICENSURE

  • 2000 - Texas License: Athletic Training
  • 1998 - Board of Certification (BOC) Certified Athletic Trainer
  • 1999 - NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • 2004 - NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • 2007 - IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist, Level 2

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Long-term athlete development paradigms
  • Protective equipment impact on performance in sport
  • Impact of learning & teaching styles on academic & clinical performance in athletic training education

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Brooks, T., Loos, T., & Becque, M.D. (submitted for publication). Boil-and-bite mouth guards decrease performance in repeated sprints in high school football players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Brooks, T., Urrea, L., & Valentine, T. Non-contact anteromedial knee dislocation with peroneal nerve injury in a collegiate football player: A case report. NATA News: From the Journal of Athletic Training, November, 2004: 59-63.

Brooks, T., & Luft, J. (2003). The effects of learning styles and two instructional methods in a postsecondary physical education course. Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal, 71(3): 13-16.

Brooks, T. (2003). Women’s collegiate gymnastics: Multi-factorial approach to training and conditioning. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 25(2): 23-37.

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