Rod Walters - EAP for Safer Sports

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Course Description: 

A basic tenet of emergency planning is the EAP. The coordination of coaches, administrators, athletic trainers, and physicians is important to provide the best plan possible in the event a catastrophic accident occurs. The basics of the EAP and associated equipment must be reviewed. The components of the EAP include development of venue specific EAP. Many practices fail to regularly review and update EAPs and often lack venue specific EAPs.

Level of Difficulty:  Advanced

Course Objectives:

Identify the components of emergency action planning and medical care for sport populations.
1 Identify key components of an emergency action plan
2 Analyze current emergency action plan in use
3 Distinguish the roles of each team member in the event of an injury.

Speaker Bio: D. Rod Walters II, DA, ATC

​Middle Tennessee State University Doctor of Arts, Physical Education, May, 1988, Appalachian State University

Master of Arts, Physical Education, August, 1980 Appalachian State University

Bachelor of Science, Physical Education, August, 1979

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

         27 years in directing healthcare in collegiate setting

         Inducted in NATAs Hall of Fame in 2005

         Made more than 3,000 presentations on athletic training

         Published Tape, I-C-E, and Sound Advice, September 2012 (Morgan-James Publishing). A compilation of life and business principles based on life and career of Rod Walters.

An innovative professional, Rod Walters has enjoyed a storied career as a collegiate athletic trainer. Most recently, Walters has provided consultations and is a much-sought after public speaker.  Rod Walters was involved in the care and prevention of student-athlete injuries for twenty-seven years on college campuses from Hickory, North Carolina (Lenoir-Rhyne College) to Boone, North Carolina (Appalachian State University) to Columbia, South Carolina (University of South Carolina). Walters has provided program review and high profile investigations to matters secondary to sports participation. His expertise is well respected in the profession. Walters has been a highly sought expert witness for matters related to sports injury. The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Hall of Fame Athletic Trainer expanded his service to a consulting role in 2007. Clients include the Professional Baseball Umpires of MLB, the NFL and the Big 12 Conference, where he provides monitoring services to further assist with concussions. Walters was the lead ATC Spotter for the 2019 Super Bowl. Walters was recognized as the 2011 Distinguished Athletic Training Alumni Award from Middle Tennessee State University and likewise the 2018 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the University of South Carolina.

As the lead investigator of the exertional heat stroke death of University of Maryland student- athlete, Walters acclaimed national media for the report and investigation. He conducted an additional investigation at Garden City Community College in 2019.  Due to his recognized excellence in investigations, Walters has become a sought after expert witness for cases related to sports.  His expertise includes review of Emergency Action Plans, concussion care, sudden cardiac death and general orthopedic injury.

Walters was asked to direct the University of Marylands inaugural Athletic Medicine Review Board, and also serves on the University of Georgia Athletic Medicine Review Board.

Through evidenced-based education courses, Walters offers seminars on a variety of topics including exertional heat stroke and Emergency Action Plans. His attendees range from high school athletic trainers to professional sports.

Walters is married to Susan Ferguson of Columbia, SC, and they have four children and four grandchildren.


Additional Information

Course Objectives:

Identify the components of emergency action planning and medical care for sport populations.
1 Identify key components of an emergency action plan
2 Analyze current emergency action plan in use
3 Distinguish the roles of each team member in the event of an injury.



Course Description: 

A basic tenet of emergency planning is the EAP. The coordination of coaches, administrators, athletic trainers, and physicians is important to provide the best plan possible in the event a catastrophic accident occurs. The basics of the EAP and associated equipment must be reviewed. The components of the EAP include development of venue specific EAP. Many practices fail to regularly review and update EAPs and often lack venue specific EAPs.

Level of Difficulty:  Advanced

Speaker Bio: D. Rod Walters II, DA, ATC

​Middle Tennessee State University Doctor of Arts, Physical Education, May, 1988, Appalachian State University

Master of Arts, Physical Education, August, 1980 Appalachian State University

Bachelor of Science, Physical Education, August, 1979

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

         27 years in directing healthcare in collegiate setting

         Inducted in NATAs Hall of Fame in 2005

         Made more than 3,000 presentations on athletic training

         Published Tape, I-C-E, and Sound Advice, September 2012 (Morgan-James Publishing). A compilation of life and business principles based on life and career of Rod Walters.

An innovative professional, Rod Walters has enjoyed a storied career as a collegiate athletic trainer. Most recently, Walters has provided consultations and is a much-sought after public speaker.  Rod Walters was involved in the care and prevention of student-athlete injuries for twenty-seven years on college campuses from Hickory, North Carolina (Lenoir-Rhyne College) to Boone, North Carolina (Appalachian State University) to Columbia, South Carolina (University of South Carolina). Walters has provided program review and high profile investigations to matters secondary to sports participation. His expertise is well respected in the profession. Walters has been a highly sought expert witness for matters related to sports injury. The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Hall of Fame Athletic Trainer expanded his service to a consulting role in 2007. Clients include the Professional Baseball Umpires of MLB, the NFL and the Big 12 Conference, where he provides monitoring services to further assist with concussions. Walters was the lead ATC Spotter for the 2019 Super Bowl. Walters was recognized as the 2011 Distinguished Athletic Training Alumni Award from Middle Tennessee State University and likewise the 2018 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the University of South Carolina.

As the lead investigator of the exertional heat stroke death of University of Maryland student- athlete, Walters acclaimed national media for the report and investigation. He conducted an additional investigation at Garden City Community College in 2019.  Due to his recognized excellence in investigations, Walters has become a sought after expert witness for cases related to sports.  His expertise includes review of Emergency Action Plans, concussion care, sudden cardiac death and general orthopedic injury.

Walters was asked to direct the University of Marylands inaugural Athletic Medicine Review Board, and also serves on the University of Georgia Athletic Medicine Review Board.

Through evidenced-based education courses, Walters offers seminars on a variety of topics including exertional heat stroke and Emergency Action Plans. His attendees range from high school athletic trainers to professional sports.

Walters is married to Susan Ferguson of Columbia, SC, and they have four children and four grandchildren.