Undergrad: State University of New York at Buffalo (2000)
Masters: Eastern Kentucky University (2001)
Doctoral: University of Southern Mississippi (2003)
Hometown: Dunkirk, NY
Phone: (225) 578-3549
Amanda Benson entered LSU in Spring 2015 as the Assistant Program Director and Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the School of Kinesiology. Prior to her arrival at LSU, Dr. Benson worked at Troy University where she served in various capacities from 2003-2014 including the clinical coordinator, department chair and program director for athletic training.
In addition to her duties as the Assistant Program Director, Benson is an active volunteer to the profession of athletic training. She currently serves on the National Research and Education Foundation Scholarship Committee, is a Review Team member and site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and has worked with USA Tae Kwon Do. She has earned various accolades throughout her career including: the Ingalls Award which if given to the most outstanding teacher at Troy University, the College and University Athletic Training Award for the State of Alabama, the SEATA Education/Administration award, and Phi Kappa Phi Scholars Award.
Benson has a PhD in Human Performance with an emphasis in Administration and Teaching and during her tenure there provided medical coverage for the Golden Eagles at Track and Cross Country as well as Women’s Soccer. While pursuing her Master’s Degree in Physical Education from Eastern Kentucky she provided medical coverage to Track and Field as well as football. Benson also was an Athletic Training Student at the University at Buffalo where she gained experience with Women’s Basketball, Wrestling, Football and Men’s Soccer while she earned her degree in Exercise Science.
She is married to Scott Benson and has two children, Jack and Caroline.