Rachel Hildebrand, PhD, LAT, ATC

Rachel Hildebrand, PhD, LAT, ATC
Director of the Athletic Training Program
Chapman Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
College of Health Sciences
Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences
918-631-3204 Oxley Health Sciences Facility Room 405


PhD – Oklahoma State University


Dr. Rachel Hildebrand is a Clinical Assistant Professor and serves as the Athletic Training Education Program Director at The University of Tulsa. She received her BS in Athletic Training from The University of Tulsa, her MEd in Sport Administration from Xavier University, and completed her PhD in Health, Leisure and Human Performance from Oklahoma State University. She has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 2006. Most recently she obtained her Certified Brain Injury Specialist certification. Clinically she was a graduate assistant at Xavier University and has continued in clinical practice providing contract and pro bono health care to Oklahoma City and Tulsa area high schools. Additionally, she serves on several state, regional, and national committees. Her current area of research is in the impact of repetitive head trauma on cognition, balance, reaction time, and symptoms in athletes.

Research Interests

Vitamin D and Performance
Concussion/Return to Learn

Teaching Interests

Clinical Evaluation and Intervention
Therapeutic Modalities
Professional Responsibility
Clinical Education


Journal Articles

  • Hildebrand R, , . Examining Emotional Intelligence Differences in Atheltic Training Undergraduate Students and First-Year Graduate Assistants. 2018.

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    Hildebrand R. The Effect of Gender on Peer Tutor/Tutee Relationships.
  • Hildebrand R, . The Implementation of Cultural Competence in Athletic Training Education Programs. 2018.


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    Hildebrand R. A Cross-sectional Examination of Vitamin D Status as It Relates to Muscle Strength and Muscle Power in Collegiate Athletes.

Courses Taught

  • Supervised Practice IV
  • Independent Study
  • Pathophysiology for the Health Professional
  • Foundations of Therapeutic Intervention
  • Clinical Evaluation and Therapeutic Intervention III (with Lab)
  • Clinical Evaluation and Therapeutic Intervention II (with Lab)
  • Practicum II
  • Supervised Practice III
  • Clinical Evaluation and Therapeutic Intervention I (with Lab)