Robin Ploeger - Faculty & Adjuncts

Robin Ploeger, EdD, ATC, LAT

Robin Ploeger, EdD, ATC, LAT
Thomas E. Oxley Dean of the Oxley College of Health Sciences
Clinical Professor of Athletic Training
College of Health Sciences
Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences
918-631-3170 Oxley Health Sciences Facility Room 504


Associate of Science – Hutchinson Community College MS – Brigham Young University EdD – Oklahoma State University BS – Ohio University


Dr. Robin Ploeger came to TU in August 1995. After several years as a faculty member in the Athletic Training program, she was named director of the program in 2002. She served in that capacity until 2015, when she was named as the Associate Dean of the Oxley College of Health Sciences. When OCHS founding Dean, Dr. Gerard Clancy, became president of TU, Dr. Ploeger was promoted to Dean of the Oxley College of Health Sciences.
Dr. Ploeger has served the athletic training professional association in various committees associated with athletic training students and accreditation. Dr. Ploeger served as the chair of the National Athletic Training Student Committee and mentor to the NATA Athletic Training Students’ Committee. She is a site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). From 2014-17 she served as the chair for the CAATE Site Visit Committee and currently serves on the Quality Assurance Committee. She is a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Teaching Interests

Athletic Training
Student Success


Journal Articles

  • Drummond, J.L., Hostetter, K.S., Ploeger, R.L. (2008). Development and Factor Analysis of the Coaching and Athletic Training Questionnaire. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 107(81-88).

  • Carr, D.W., Ploeger, R., & Drummond, J.L. (2007). Documentation of learning over time – A clinical education case report. Athletic Therapy Today: The Journal for Sports Health Care Professionals, 12 (5), 20-25.

  • Carr, W.D., Ploeger, R.L., Drummond, J.L. (2007). Learning over time: A literature review and case study. Athletic Therapy Today. 12(5).


  • Castle R, Gardner G.A., Ploeger R.L. (1999). “Athletic Training: Concepts and Skills CD”, Cramer Products, Inc.


  • Drummond , J., K. Hostetter, N. Morrison, R. Ploeger, and P. Laguna. The Female Athlete Risk Inventory for the Triad.

Courses Taught

  • Transfer Experience
  • First Year Experience
  • Orientation

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association

Awards & Honors

  • Robert B. & Maxine Kamm Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship
  • NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award
  • MAATA Research Grant
  • Frank & Carol Morsani Endowed Scholarship
  • MAATA Educator of the Year