Nicole Wilkins currently serves as the coordinator of athletic training and chapman clinical assistant professor at The University of Tulsa athletic training program. Wilkins received her bachelors of science degree in kinesiology from the University of Texas-San Antonio, her masters of science in kinesiology from the University of Arkansas, and her doctor of education degree from the University of St. Augustine. Wilkins holds several leadership positions at the state, district, and national levels in the profession of athletic training to include currently serving as the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association Treasurer and a mentor for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Student Leadership Committee. Her research interests include psychosocial issues in healthcare, leadership and mentoring best practices, interprofessional and collaborative practice, and the impact of ACES and the Social Determinants of Health in athletic healthcare specifically related to concussion diagnosis and treatment.
Wilkins currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband, Chris, and their dog, Oliver.
Awards and Honor
Oxley College of Health Sciences Excellence in Advising & Mentoring Award 2022
- Ed.D., The University of St. Augustine
Dissertation: “Examination of Athletic Trainer’s Perceptions on Mentoring Relationships”
- M.S., The University of Arkansas
- B.S., The University of Texas at San Antonio
Research interests and areas of expertise
- Psychosocial issues in healthcare
- Leadership and mentoring best practices
- Interprofessional and collaborative practice
- The impact of ACES and the Social Determinants of Health in athletic healthcare, specifically related to concussion diagnosis and treatment