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Amanda Higgins Assistant Professor of Practice in Athletic Training, Coordinator of Clinical Education

Ph.D. Educational Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2020
M.Ed. Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014
B.S. Athletic Training, Ohio State University, 2012

Dr. Amanda Higgins joined the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences in Fall 2021 after earning her Ph.D. in Educational Studies-Educational Leadership and Higher Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her dissertation explored the expectations and experiences of athletic training preceptors during the transition of athletic training programs from undergraduate to graduate curriculums.

Prior to her role as a faculty lecturer in the University of Nebraska Athletic Training Program, Dr. Higgins worked clinically as a Certified Athletic Trainer with the University of Nebraska Softball team.


Professional Highlights

2019-Present: Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2018-2019: Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2016-2018: Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2014-2016: Assistant Athletic Trainer, Texas Tech University2012-2014: Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2010-Present: National Athletic Trainers' Association (#34287)2016-Present: Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association2016-Present: Nebraska State Athletic Trainers' Association