Nicole Wilkins - Faculty & Adjuncts

Nicole Wilkins, EdD, LAT, ATC

Nicole Wilkins, EdD, LAT, ATC
Coordinator of Athletic Training Clinical Education
Chapman Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
College of Health Sciences
Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences
918-631-2026 Oxley Health Sciences Facility Room 407


MS – University of Arkansas EdD – University of St. Augustine BS – University of Texas-San Antonio


Dr. Nicole Wilkins proudly joins The University of Tulsa as the Coordinator of Athletic Training Clinical Education/Chapman Clinical Assistant Professor. Prior to her work at TU, she worked as a clinical athletic trainer and adjunct faculty member for 11 years at St. Edwards’s University in Austin, Texas. Dr. Wilkins graduated cum laude from the University of Texas-San Antonio where she received a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. She received her Masters of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Arkansas, and graduated with high honors from the University of St. Augustine with her Doctor of Education degree. Dr. Wilkins was awarded with the Outstanding Student Achievement Award-Post Professional student for her dissertation which focused on examining and developing mentoring relationships within athletic training.

While in Texas, Dr. Wilkins served as the Secretary for the Texas State Athletic Trainers’ Association (TSATA) from 2018-2019, member of the SWATA College and University Athletic Training Committee (CUATC) from 2009-2011, as well as assisted with coordinating events sponsored by the SWATA Young Professionals Committee. Recently, Dr. Wilkins has been selected as the District 5 Executive Advisor for the Student Leadership Committee and serves as the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers' Association treasurer. She is a graduate of the Leadership Academy through the NATA and is a founding board member of the Women in Athletic Training group.

Dr. Wilkins currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband, Chris.

Research Interests

Psychosocial Issues in Athletic Training, Pedagogy and Curriculum Development, Mentoring Networks & Protege Development

Teaching Interests

Rehabilitation Techniques, Psychosocial/Mental Health Issues in Athletic Training, Leadership and Advocacy


Journal Articles

  • Schuyler, H.N, Seguin, B.S., Wilkins, N.A., & Ultey, J.J. (2018). Psychological aspects of athletic training. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology, p. 1-32. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.013.173

Courses Taught

  • Clinical Evaluation and Therapeutic Intervention II (with Lab)
  • Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Supervised Practice IV
  • Clinical Evaluation and Therapeutic Intervention I
  • Clinical Evaluation and Therapeutic Intervention I (with Lab)
  • Supervised Practice I
  • Foundations of Therapeutic Intervention
  • Preventative, Immediate and Emergent Care of Injury
  • Practicum
  • Research for Practice
  • First Year Experience
  • Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries
  • Supervised Practice II

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • National Academies of Practice
  • Association for Athletic Training Education
  • Mid-American Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association

Awards & Honors

  • Chapman Professorship
  • Outstanding Student Achievement Award-Post Professional
  • Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty