Rod Walters, DA, ATC, has worked as a concussion spotter for the National Football League and helped establish a concussion management program within Major League Baseball, bringing to bear over 25 years of experience in athletic training. As a consultant in sports medicine, he serves as a resource to many sports leagues, colleges, and high schools regarding implementation of objective assessments, and he is often sought for his expertise reviewing institutional procedures related to healthcare. In addition to his consulting work, he is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers Association. Having received the NATA’s Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award and served on the board of directors, he was inducted into NATA’s Hall of Fame in 2005. Dr. Walters has been active in the field of athletic training since his graduation from Appalachian State, where he received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees. He went on to earn his Doctor of Arts in Physical Education from Middle Tennessee State University and now brings his expertise across the country with his athletic training seminars.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Rod Walters is president of Walters Inc. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Rod Walters is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association; South Carolina Athletic Trainer Association; and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.