ATC, PT, MS, SCS, LAT, CSCS
EXECUTIVE SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR STUDENT-ATHLETE PERFORMANCE, HEALTH & WELLNESS, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
Allen Hardin oversees the Texas Athletics Sports Medicine & Performance support areas for all men’s and women’s athletic teams. He serves as the administrator for the Sports Medicine, Athletic Performance, Performance Nutrition, Applied Sports Science, and Behavioral Health service lines as well as the Texas Athletics Healthcare Administrator.
Prior to coming to Texas, the Temple, Texas, native was the Director of Clinical Research and physical therapist at the Berkshire Institute in Wyomissing, PA. from 1993-97. He was hired in 1997 in a collaborative role with Texas Athletics and University Health Services, working alongside Texas Athletics Hall of Honor athletic trainers Spanky Stephens and the late Tina Bonci.
Hardin is a Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties specializing in sports physical therapy, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Society. He previously served on the Executive Board of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy and was a co-founder of the Academy’s Collegiate & Professional Sports Special Interest Group.
A recipient of the 1997 SPTS New Horizon Award, the 2003 SPTS Clinical Education Award, and the 2010 SPTS Outstanding Service Award, He was recognized with the 2013 AASPT Ron Peyton Award, the highest honor given by the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy. Most recently, he was awarded the Turner A. Blackburn Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Hall of Fame in 2019. Hardin was a two-term chair of the Big 12 Conference Medical Aspects of Sport Committee and leads a Texas staff that was recognized as Big 12 Sports Medicine Staff of the Year in 2006, 2012, and 2018, the only staff to receive the recognition three times.
A 2011 graduate of the Sports Management Institute, he currently serves on the Texas Athletics Executive Risk Management and Compliance and Quality Assurance Committee and the University’s COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee.
If you are inclined the link to our Performance, Health & Wellness web pages is here: https://texassports.com/sports/2015/9/17/GEN_0917150808.aspx