Ron Walker, EdD, AT, CSCS
Dr. Ron Walker is licensed & certified athletic trainer with over 20 years of experience in injury/illness prevention, clinical evaluation & diagnosis, immediate & emergency care, therapeutic intervention/treatment, & rehabilitation of injuries & medical conditions. Dr. Walker is Clinical Professor of athletic training at The University of Tulsa, where he also serves as the Associate Dean of Health Sciences. His areas of specialization include kinesiology, evaluation of orthopedic injury, & legal/ethical considerations of practice. Previously he served as the founding director of the Graduate AT Program at Tulsa and the Undergraduate AT Program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Throughout his career, he has been involved as a provider at countless athletic events for all ages and levels. His professional experience in outpatient orthopedics, high school outreach, NCAA Division I & II, & education have allowed the opportunity to interact with a vast network of AT professionals in diverse settings while promoting the consideration of contemporary professional issues from a variety of perspectives. Ron is very active in service leadership at state, regional, & national levels. He has served as President & Treasurer of the Oklahoma AT Association; as the Treasurer of the Mid-America AT Association & chair of the finance committee, as Vice-Chair of the National AT Association District Secretary & Treasurer Committee, as an accreditation site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of AT Education, & on the Board of Certification Regulatory Conference advisory panel. He is a 2015 recipient of the NATA's Most Distinguished AT Award & the 2012 AT Service Award, and was inducted into the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame in 2017. He continues to work tirelessly to establish policy that will improve safety in youth sports while promoting athletic training.
Effective Clinical Teaching; Concussion Law and Policy; Youth Sports Safety
Functional Anatomy; Orthopedic Evaluation of the Upper Extremity; Legal, Ethical, and Policy Considerations of Practice.
Caruso, J., Learmonth, L., Charles, J. Unruh, K., Giebel, R. Walker, R., and West, J.
(2013) Anthropometry and high-speed elbow flexor performance. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 21(1): 83-91.
Caruso J.F., Olson N.M., Taylor S.T., Barbosa A.G. Walker R.H., and West J.O. (2013).
Comparative performance and lactate data from bench presses at submaximal loads. Medicina Sportiva. 17(3): 100-105.
Caruso J.F., Daily J.S., Mason M.L., Shepherd C.M., McLagan J.R., Marshall M.R., Walker R.H.,
and West J.O. (2012). Anthropometry as a predictor of vertical jump heights derived from an instrumented platform. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26(1): 284-292
Caruso J.F., Daily J.S., Mason M.L., Shepherd C.M., McLagan J.R., Marshall M.R., Walker R.H.,and West J.O. “Anthropometry as a predictor of vertical jump heights derived from an instrumented platform.” Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, vol. 26 no. 1, pp. 284-292, 2012.
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Caruso J.F., Daily J.S., Olson N.M., McLagan J.R., Shepherd C.M., Drummond J.L., Walker
R.H., and West J.O. (2011). Reproducibility of vertical jump data from an instrumented +platform. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 19(2): 97-105.
Caruso, J.F., Daily, J.S., Olson, N.M., McLagan, J.R., Shepherd, C.M., Drummond, J.L., Walker, R.H., & West, J.O. (2011). Vertical jump data reproducibility from an instrumented platform. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 19 (2), 97-105.
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. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 22(3):
Caruso, J.F., Coday, M.A., Ramsey, C.A., Griswold, S., Polanski, D., Drummond, J.L., & Walker, R.H. (2008). Leg and calf press training modes and their impact on jump performance adaptations. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22 (3), 766-772.
Coday, M.A., Caruso, J.F., Ramsey, C.A., Griswold, S., Polanski, D., Drummond, J.L., & Walker, R.H. (2007). Leg and calf press training modes and their impact on jump performance adaptations. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21 (4), e37.
WalkerR. (2014). The effect of sex congruence in athletic training students’ clinical education dyads. Oklahoma State University.
- Clinical Evaluation and Therapeutic Intervention II (with Lab)
- Applications in Athletic Training II
- Applications in Athletic Training I
- Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association
- National Athletic Trainers’ Association
- Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association
Awards & Honors
- 2019-2020 Oxley College of Health Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award
- 2018-2019 Oxley College of Health Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award
- Excellence in Teaching Award
- Collins College of Business Excellence in Teaching Award
- Richard Harper Mosier Leadership in Higher Education Scholarship
- University of Tulsa Medicine Wheel Award for Community Service
- Athletic Trainer Service Award
- University of Tulsa Athletic Department Most Valuable Professor Award
- Faculty Member of the Year Award
- Outstanding Teacher Award
- Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award
- Hall of Fame