Rachel Hildebrand - Faculty & Adjuncts

Rachel Hildebrand, PhD, LAT, ATC, CBIS

Rachel Hildebrand, PhD, LAT, ATC, CBIS
Director of the Athletic Training Program
Chapman Clinical Associate 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 MEd – Xavier University BS – The University of Tulsa


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
Interprofessional Education/Practice


Journal Articles

  • Jennifer Volberding PhD, A. T. C., & Rachel Hildebrand PhD, A. T. C. (2018). The Influence of Gender on Peer Assisted Learning in Athletic Training Students. Oklahoma State Medical Proceedings, 1(3).

  • Hildebrand, R., Volberding, J., & Carr, W. D. (2012). Examining emotional intelligence differences in athletic training undergraduates students and first-year graduate assistants. Journal of the Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 49(1), 47-56.

  • 1.
    Hildebrand R. The Effect of Gender on Peer Tutor/Tutee Relationships.


  • Hildebrand, R. A., Miller, B., Warren, A., Hildebrand, D., & Smith, B. J. (2016). Compromised vitamin D status negatively affects muscular strength and power of collegiate athletes. International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, 26(6), 558-564.

Courses Taught

  • Supervised Practice II
  • Pathophysiology for the Health Professional
  • Strategies for Healthy Living
  • Clinical Evaluation and Therapeutic Intervention I
  • Clinical Evaluation and Therapeutic Intervention I (with Lab)
  • Supervised Practice III
  • Clinical Evaluation and Therapeutic Intervention III (with Lab)
  • Foundations of Therapeutic Intervention
  • Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries
  • First Year Experience
  • Supervised Practice IV
  • Independent Study

Professional Affiliations

  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Association of Athletic Training Education
  • National Academies of Practice
  • Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association
  • Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association

Awards & Honors

  • Thank you from student
  • 2015-2016 Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Letter from Student
  • Letter from a Student
  • 2018-2019 Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Email from Student
  • Most Valuable Professor
  • 2019-2020 Excellence in Teaching Award