University of Oregon

Department of Human Physiology Graduate Studies in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine

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Richard Troxel
Richard K. Troxel, M.S.
Office Location: 122 Esslinger Hall
Phone: (541) 346-3394

Rick Troxel was a senior instructor in the College of Human Development and Performance for ten years before joining the Department of Exercise and Movement Science, which has now become the Department of Human Physiology. His special area of interest is sports medicine and athletic injuries, specifically, musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Troxel began teaching at the University of Oregon in 1975 as head athletic trainer for women in the Physical Education Department. In 1978, he became the associate athletic trainer in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and was promoted to the rank of senior instructor in the Department of Physical Education and Human Movement Studies in 1983. He served as the Director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program from 1986 until 2001. His interests include clinical anatomy, sports medicine and instructional technology.


M.S. -- Health, Sports Medicine 1977 - University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
B.S. -- Health Education, 1975 - University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Professional and Community Service

Consultant for the development of health care services to interscholastic athletic program in the Bethel, Eugene, and Springfield school districts -- Director of student practica and consultant for program development in athletic training in many local schools -- Consultant for athletic training services for many events and agencies including the Nike Marathon, Seattle Marathon, 1983 NCAA Track and Field Championships, Eugene Ballet Company

Awards, Publications and Presentations

Troxel’s publications have appeared in such journals as the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Athletic Training, and his work has been represented in more than forty presentations at such occasions as the Conference of the American College of Sports Medicine, the Conference of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Thirtieth ICHPER World Congress, the Australian National Institute of Sport, and the Jyveskyla Congress on Movement and Sport in Women’s Lives, Finland. Troxel’s contributions to the field of athletic training and sports medicine earned him an invitation to the 1982 Australian National Sports Medicine Lectures. He is currently involved in sports medicine education with institutions and organizations in Japan. In 1984, he received the Bev Smith Award for his "outstanding service to women athletes."