Dr. Samuel Wilkins
- School of Health and Kinesiology, Assistant Professor
Dr. Samuel Wilkins is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program in the School of Health and Kinesiology. He completed his PhD from Rocky Mountain University in August 2021 and his master's degree in Exercise Science from UNO in 2012. He completed his bachelor's degree and athletic training education at Missouri State University in 2010. He has been a member of the faculty at UNO since 2015. Dr. Wilkins continues to work clinically part-time as an athletic trainer of the sports medicine program at Nebraska Medicine. He is also the recipient of the Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association Young Professionals Committee Distinction Award in 2018. He volunteers on various professional committees at the local, state, regional and national levels.
Dr. Wilkins teaches courses related to Athletic Training Techniques, Lower Extremity Evaluation, General Medical Conditions, Healthcare Administration and Special Topics in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Wilkins' research focuses on early sport specialization and injury risk in youth sports, baseball-related injuries, and using patient-reported outcome measures to assess performance and injury risk.
Dr. Wilkins is involved in service to the athletic training profession at the local, state, regional and national levels through work on various committees, particularly related to work around education, assessment and governmental affairs. He also serves on several committees at UNO including the UNO Academic Assessment Committee and the Division of Continuing Studies Faculty Academic Policy Committee.
Awards and Honors
2018 Young Professionals Committee Distinction Award, Service, Professional - 2018
Ph D, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah, Health Science , Athletic Training, 2021
MS, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, 2012
BS, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, Athletic Training, Biomedical Sciences, 2010
Center, Christine, Wilkins, Samuel, Ross, Mathiasan, Rosen, Adam. 2020. Acute Subdural Hematoma in a High School Football Player Requiring Emergent Decompressive Craniectomy , International Journal of Athletic Training and Therapy.
Thomas, Stephen, Paul, Ryan, Rosen, Adam, Wilkins, Samuel, Scheidt, Kelly, John, Crotin, Ryan. 2020. Return to Play and Competitive Outcomes Following Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction among Baseball Players: A Systematic Review, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.
Department, College, and University
Academic Assessment Committee, Committee Member, 08/23/2021 - present
UNO Metro High School Athletic Training Day, Faculty Advisor, 09/01/2015 - 09/30/2015
Board of Certification, Inc. - Exam Development Committee, Committee Member, Review exam items for our national Board of Certification exam submitted by athletic trainer item-writers. Participate in item analysis to create high-stakes certification exam., 12/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association, Committee Chair, This is a new committee for the MAATA which will work to enhance the professional development offerings for members of the association. , 09/01/2021 - present
Nebraska State Athletic Trainers Association - Education Committee, Committee Chair, Education Committee - Chair . I coordinate the continuing education activities for the NSATA, including but not limited to the annual Summer Education Conference. , 08/01/2016 - 08/31/2016
Cornhusker State Games, Organization Member, 01/01/2016 - 01/31/2016
Nebraska School Activities Association, Other, 08/01/2015 - 08/31/2015