Greg Gardner, Ed.D., ATC - The University of Tulsa
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Greg Gardner, Ed.D., ATC

Clinical Professor of Athletic Training

  • Health & Natural Sciences: Kinesiology & Rehabilitative Sciences
  • 406 Oxley College of Health & Natural Sciences


Gardner has practiced as a certified athletic trainer for 40 years. He has been active in Athletic Training education, serving as an accreditation site visitor and eventually as the President of the Commission for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. He has consulted with Athletic Training/Therapy programs in Jordan, Spain, Ireland, and the UK. Gardner is a Fulbright Specialist recipient and currently works closely with Athletic Rehabilitators and Therapists of Ireland as a member of their accreditation committee. He is currently the Graduate Program Director for Sport Leadership at The University of Tulsa.

Awards and Honors

Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame (OATA), Mid America Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame (MAATA), National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame (NATA), Sayers J. Bud Miller Educator of the Year (NATA),  Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer (NATA), Outstanding Teaching Award (Oxley College), Outstanding Teaching Award (The University of Tulsa)


  • Ed.D., The University of Southern Mississippi
    Dissertation: “Clinical Instruction in Athletic Training”

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Clinical reasoning in athletic training students
  • Globalization of athletic training