Ron Walker

Ron Walker

Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic TrainingChapman Hall 310

I have been a clinical assistant professor of Athletic Training at The University of Tulsa since August, 2005. Prior to this appointment, I served as the director of the CAAHEP accredited Athletic Training Education Program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Prior to my appointment at SWOSU, I served as an outpatient athletic trainer for Eastern Oklahoma Sports medicine Center and, additionally, provided all sports medicine services to Union Public Schools. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Tulsa in 1995 and in 1996 earned my Master of Arts, in Education, also from the University of Tulsa; I am currently pursuing my doctorate of education at Oklahoma State University with research interests in clinical education and the impact of gender. I currently serve as an accreditation site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education and on the Athletic Training Regulatory Conference planning panel. I am president of the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association, and on the board of directors for the Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Currently Pursuing-   Doctor of Education, Oklahoma State University, Emphasis Higher Education 
  • 1996 Master of Arts -Education, University of Tulsa, Emphasis in Curriculum Development
  • 1995 Bachelor of Science -Athletic Training, University of Tulsa

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • ATRG 2023 Human Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • ATRG 2222 Orthopedic Assessment- UE
  • ATRG 2501 Orthopedic Assessment- UE Lab
  • ATRG 3001 Clinical Experience III
  • ATRG 3653 Therapeutic Rehabilitation
  • ATRG 3401 Practicum in Therapeutic Rehabilitation
  • ATRG 4001 Clinical Experience IV
  • ATRG 4053 Legal Aspects of Athletic Training
  • ATRG 4501 Practicum in Organization and Administration of Athletic Training
  • ATRG 4663 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training

Areas of Research Focus

  • Clinical Education
  • Athletic Training
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Leadership

Previous Teaching Experience

  • 2006- Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training,  The University of Tulsa
  • 2005-2006 Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training The University of Tulsa 
  • 2000-2005 Director, Athletic Training Education Program Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • 1995-2000 Clinical and Outreach Athletic Trainer Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center
    In conjunction with physicians and other rehabilitation professionals, provided:
    • Daily facilitation of outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation, patient education, and physician consultation
    • Clinical instruction for medical, physical therapy, and athletic training students
    • Documentation of all medical and educational endeavors
    • Assisted in provision of sports medicine services to the Northeastern State, Oral Roberts University, The University of Tulsa, and the Tulsa Drillers
    • Provided all athletic training services to Union Public Schools through contractual agreement on daily basis

Professional Affiliations

  • President, Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association
  • Board of Directors, Mid-America Athletic Trainers Assoc.
  • Member, National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Accreditation Site Visitor, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Advisory Panel, National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification for the National AthleticTraining Regulatory Conference and Symposium.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recipient Richard Harper Mosier Leadership in Higher Education Scholarship Oklahoma State University- Spring 2008
  • Nominated for the College of Business of Administration Excellence in Teaching Award. The University of Tulsa- Spring 2008


  • Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
    Caruso J.F., Coday M.A., Ramsey C.A., Griswold S., Polanski D., Drummond J.L., and Walker R. H. (2008). Leg and calf press training modes and their impact on jump performance parameters. 22(3): 766-772

  • Walker, R. (2008, June 18). Making spaces: Persuading decision makers to utilize your services. Professional presentation at the 59th Annual National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. St. Louis, MO

  • Walker, R. (2005, July 23). “Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Impact on Regulation”. Professional presentation at the Board of Certification Athletic Trainer Regulatory Conference. Omaha, NE

  • Walker, R. (2007, June 24). “Ethical Considerations of Treating Student-Athlete-Patients”. Professional presentation at the American Massage Therapy Association Four State Conference. Tulsa, OK