Walter L. Jenkins, PT, MS, LAT, ATC, DHS
Walter L. Jenkins, PT, MS, LAT, ATC, DHS is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Jenkins has been a faculty member and administrator for over 30 years serving at Nazareth College, East Carolina University, the University of Kansas Medical Center, and the University of Indianapolis. Throughout his academic career Walt has been active in teaching and curriculum development, administration, and service. Walt’s research focus is epidemiology and prevention of athletic injury. He has continued to be clinically active throughout his career by serving as a physical therapy consultant to university athletic programs and local clinics. Dr. Jenkins is very active in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT) where he currently serves as academy president (2016-2022). Additionally, he is the treasurer of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (2019-2023) and is a long-time member of the National Athletic Trainers Association. In 2010 Walt received the AASPT’s Ron Peyton Award and was inducted into the AASPT Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement in 2012.
Last updated: 12/23/2020