Faculty Bios

Nydia L. Cabra



Nydia Cabra


Certified Athletic Trainer, Texas Licensed Athletic Trainer, Texas Education Agency Certified Teacher-All Levels Physical Education, General Special Education, General Elementary Education 


office phone: (210) 832-3978 

Fax: (210) 829-3974

  • Educational Degrees

    Bachelor of Science- Kinesiology/Biology: University of Texas at El Paso

    Master of Education- Exercise Science: Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State) in San Marcos


  • Brief Academic and Teaching History

    Certified all levels Physical Education- Lifetime Certificate

    Certified Generic Special Education, renewed 2016

    Certified General Elementary Education, renewed 2016

    1994-2012: taught physical education, test remediation (TAAS, TAKS), and/or special education courses along with my duties as an Athletic Trainer at varied secondary schools.

    1998-2000, 2007 to present: Preceptor (formerly known as ACI) for athletic training programs at Southwest Texas State University, University of the Incarnate Word, Texas Lutheran University, and University of Texas at the Permian Basin

    2010: Adjunct Instructor Taylor Junior College Advanced Early College Program- Health

    2011: Adjunct Instructor University of the Incarnate Word- Athletic Training

    2013-2016: Full time instructor and Athletic Trainer- Kinesiology Department/Athletic Training Education Program

    2016-2017: Instructor University of Texas at San Antonio- Kinesiology Department/Athletic Medicine Program

    2017 to present: Visiting Instructor University of the Incarnate Word Athletic Training and Rehabilitative Sciences

    2001-2013 American Heart Association- CPR, AED, and First Aid Instructor and American Safety and Health Instructor (2005-2013)

    2013 to present- American Red Cross-CPR, AED, and First Aid Instructor, Basic Life Support Instructor

  • Research Interests

    I am researching topics in athletic training, evidence based practice, patient rated outcomes, patient based practice in athletic training. 

  • Professional Memberships

    National Athletic Trainers Association

    Southwest Athletic Trainers Association

    Alamo Area Athletic Trainers Association

    Texas State Athletic Trainer’s association

    Association of Texas Professional Educators Association- not currently renewed