Faculty Profile for Dr. Carla J Heffner

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Dr. Carla J Heffner
Clinical Assistant Professor — Dept of Health & Human Performance
JOW 164
phone: (512) 245-6338

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Heffner was hired at Texas State in 2003 as Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Texas State Athletic Department and a lecturer in the HHP department. In 2013, Dr. Heffner became a full-time senior lecturer and Clinical Education Coordinator in the Professional Program in Athletic Training. In 2020 Dr. Heffner was appointed to the graduate faculty of the Professional Master's Program in Athletic Training. She also assumed the role of Clinical Education Coordinator for the Master's Program in addition to her duties as the Clinical Coordinator of the Undergraduate Athletic Training Program. Dr. Heffner successfully completed her Doctorate of Education in Health Professions degree from A.T. Still University in 2020.

Teaching Interests

Emergency care/immediate care of injuries and illnesses.

Research Interests

Mental health literacy, mental health education.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Education Service Award, Texas State College of Education. September 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Frank Medina Award, Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association. February 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Region VIII Spotlight Recipient, Texas State Athletic Trainers' Association. June 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: BOKO Annual Program of the Year, Texas State University. 2016

Selected Service Activities

HHP Alumni Committee
January 2018-Present
Assistant/Associate Professor in Athletic Training Search Committee
October 2022-Present
HHP Travel Committee
September 1, 2018-Present
SWATA Competency Workshop Committee
July 2016-Present
Texas State Athletic Training Alumni Facebook Page