"I have been fortunate to work with Dr. Walters on a number of occasions. Rod has deep knowledge and long-standing experience with standards and systems designed to enhance the safety of student athletes and is highly respected by Athletic Departments throughout the NCAA. Perhaps his most impressive strength is his ability to effectively communicate with all stakeholders from players to athletic trainers, coaches to administrators, and Congressional leaders in Washington DC."
Partner at Seattle office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
"As the University of Kansas Health System expanded our sports medicine program, we needed a leader in the field to advise us on policies, procedures and the role our athletic trainers should play in this expansion. We needed to understand the scope of practice for these health care professionals and how to best utilize their skills at the youth, secondary and collegiate levels. Dr. Walters experience and understanding of the athletic culture combined with his evidence base approach to patient care have made him a valuable resource for our health system. We have seen tremendous growth in our Sports Medicine Service Line and Rod’s insights and strategic advise have been a critical part of this successful expansion. We are fortunate to have him on our team!"
Vice President Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
The University of Kansas Health System
Kansas City, KS 66160
"I have had the opportunity to work with Rod Walters in many capacities and in varied settings over the past three decades. In each case, I have found Rod to be professional, thorough, and honest. His knowledge of athletic training and sports medicine has always been helpful and our organization almost always gains a measurable advantage as a result of Rod's involvement."
President & Chief Operating Officer at BOA Sports, Inc.
"Rod came to Houston in late April and put on two days of Athletic Training education for 90 Athletic Trainers. He is well prepared and brings a hands on approach to the traditional Athletic Trainer. I highly recommend his program if he is in your area."
Director of Athletic Outreach Services at Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute
"Having had the privilege of working with Dr. Rod Walters in a couple of capacities, as a Head Athletic Trainer and as the President of the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS). I found him to be very professional, organized, knowledgeable about topics that are important to Athletic Training and he works very hard in promoting the profession. Because of his outstanding reputation and experience, PFATS had the opportunity to partner with Dr. Walters in a very important project for those involved in sports with a very successful Webinar: EAP for Safer Sports. He is continually making Athletic Training better."
James T Collins Jr.
Past President- PFATS
Director of Football/Medical Services
Los Angeles Chargers
"I have known and worked with Rod for close to 25 years and there no other person in Rod’s field who has the knowledge and network in Sports Medicine/Athletics. Rod has has been instrumental in making our DJO ATC Seminar one of the best events of the year for us. Rod has also been instrumental in working with DJO to develop several market changing products and strategies! Pleasure to call Rod a friend and business partner!"
Director of Athletic Business at DJO