R.T. Floyd is in his forty third year of providing athletic
training services for the University of West Alabama. Currently, he serves as the program director for the
University of West Alabama's
Athletic Training & Sports
Medicine Center and is also a distinguished professor in the
Physical Education and Athletic Training, which he
chairs. His additional
responsibilities include insurance and
football travel arrangements. He
served two terms as President of the
Council of University Faculty Presidents
which was preceded by a two-year
term as President of the
UWA Faculty Senate.
After serving several years on the
Higher Education Partnership Board of Directors, he became
chair in 2013.
He served on the
Blue-Gray All-Star Classic
athletic training staff for twenty-seven years, including
twenty-five classics as head athletic trainer of the Gray Squad.
He is a certified member of the
Athletic Trainersí Association, a Certified Strength &
Conditioning Specialist in the
National Strength and
Conditioning Association, a Certified Athletic Equipment
Manager in the Athletic Equipment Managersí
member of the American College of Sports
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the
Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, the
Shape America and is a Licensed Athletic Trainer and a Licensed
Emergency Medical Technician. He
serves President of the
Trainers' Association Research and Education Foundation
Board of Directors. He served three terms on the
National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Directors
representing District IX, the
Southeast Athletic Trainers
He is a native of Montgomery and a 1974
graduate of Lowndes Academy, where he served as athletic
trainer for all sports for four years. Floyd received a B.S.
Degree in Physical Education from
UWA in 1980 and a M.A.T.
Degree in Physical Education in 1982. In 1995, he completed an Ed.D. in Human Performance Studies at the
Floyd was named to "Outstanding Young
Men of America" in 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1986.
Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer
Award by the
Athletic Trainersí Association
in 2003 and received the organizationís
Athletic Trainer Service
Award in 1996.
He was inducted into the
NATA Hall of Fame in 2013. He received the
District IX Award
Contribution to the field of Athletic Training by the
Southeast Athletic Trainers Association
in 1990 and the Award of Merit
before being inducted into the
SEATA Hall of Fame in 2008.
In 2004, he was inducted into the
Alabama Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.
In 2007, he
NATA Sayers "Bud"
Distinguished Educator Award.
The NATA Foundation
recognized him with the
Volunteer Service Award in 2011.
He was named to Who's Who Among
America's Teachers in 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2005. Also, in 1996 he was presented the
Achievement Award by the University of West Alabama National
Alumni Association in recognition for career and civic
achievements. In 1997, the University of West Alabama Faculty
and Board of Trustees recognized Floyd for outstanding
achievement in scholarship, teaching, and leadership by
presenting him with a
Loraine McIlwain Bell Trustee
Professorship. In 2001, he was inducted into the
Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the
Athletic Hall of Fame.
he was presented the Great Minds Awards by the UWA
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Nellie Rose McCrory
Service Excellence Award by UWA.
In 2014, he was inducted into the Society of the Golden Key at
UWA and was selected as the first recipeint of the UWA
Distinguished Professorship. Upon completion of its
expansion in 2014, the athletic training facility was named
the R.T. Floyd Athletic Training & Sports Medicine Center by
the UWA Board of Trustees.
He is also author of the textbook ďManual
of Structural Kinesiology", now in its 20th edition
and co-author of "Kinesiology
for Manual Therapies."
He is married to the former Lisa Neville of Butler and they
have four children, Robert Thomas, Jeanna,
Rebecca, and Kate.