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Kelley Henderson

Kelley Henderson

  • Position: Director of Masters in Athletic Training and Associate Professor of Clinical Practice
  • Department: Movement Sciences and Health
  • Office Location: Building 72, Room 252
  • Campus: 850.473.7247


Dr. Henderson is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of West Florida where she also serves as the Program Director for the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. She received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Sports Injury Management from the University of South Alabama, a Master of Science in Health Promotion from Northwestern State University, and a Doctorate of Education from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Dr. Henderson’s research interests focus on curriculum and instruction along with clinical practice issues including numerous presentations and publications about Exertional Rhabdomyolysis and Sickle Cell Trait. She has worked as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of West Florida and a physician extender at Andrews Institute. She spent six years serving as Clinical Coordinator and then Program Director for Athletic Training Education at Texas Christian University before moving to Florida Gulf Coast University as the Clinical Education Coordinator then Nova Southeastern University also serving as the Clinical Education Director.

She teaches a variety of athletic training courses with areas of contemporary expertise upper extremity evaluation, rehabilitation, and general medical conditions.

A certified athletic trainer for 22 years, Dr. Henderson is licensed in Florida and is a member of the
NATA and SEATA. She serves as a site visitor and review team member for the CAATE. Dr. Henderson has done extensive community outreach and spends time working with the athletic training students on professional development activities.