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Mission Statement

The Sports Medicine Department embraces the mission of both the Athletic Department and the University. In addition, it is the mission of the Sports Medicine staff to offer the best care to each student-athlete.


Mabee Center Athletic Training Facility

Aerobics Center Athletic Training Facility

J.L. Johnson Athletic Training Facility 

Athletic Training Staff

John Joslin John Joslin
Director of Sports Medicine
Phone: 918-495-7952 or 918-495-6806


John Joslin has been at ORU since 2008, and serves as the Director of Sports Medicine.

Joslin came to ORU after spending the previous three years as Head Athletic Trainer for the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Developmental League. 

A 1988 graduate of the University of Tulsa, Joslin worked at EOOC for 23 years, where was responsible for patient education, outreach programs for local high schools and contract event coverage. He also assisted athletic training students during clinical rotations.

Joslin gained valuable experience as Head Athletic Trainer for the Tulsa Ambush of the National Professional Soccer League from 1991-1992. He also served an internship with the NFL’s New England Patriots in 1986.

A member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the former chairman of the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association (1997-2005), Joslin is certified by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, as well as the NATA.

Joslin has a daugther, Mikayla,  a stepson, Brandon, and a grandaughter, Cheyenne.


Emily Calder Emily Calder
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: 918-495-7968 or 918-495-6806

Emily Calder joined the ORU Sports Medicine staff in August of 2013 after serving two years as a graduate assistant at the University of Kansas. At KU, Calder worked with the swimming and diving programs, and assisted with the athletic training needs for women’s basketball, women’s tennis, football and the KU Relays track and field event.

While in Lawrence, Calder had the opportunity to work with the MLB All-Star Fantasy camp, the Youth Soccer President’s Cup and a number of KU summer camps. While working with the OrthoKansas Orthopedic Group, Calder covered other local high school events.

During the summer of 2012, Calder was the Gatorade Camp Manager at the University of Kansas, supervising 25 employees to cover football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, track, soccer, tennis, swimming and volleyball camps.

Calder graduated Suma Cum Laude from Park University with a 3.97 GPA, while earning NAIA Academic All-American honors as the captain of the softball team. While a student, she worked with the Avila University football and men’s basketball programs, the Kansas City Community College men’s soccer and men’s basketball programs and various programs at Park Hill South HS. As a senior, she worked with rehabilitation services at Centerpointe Medical Center.

Myles Wilcox Myles Wilcox
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: 918-495-6673

Myles Wilcox (MA, ATC/L) joined the ORU Sports Medicine staff during the summer of 2015 after a Seasonal Athletic Training Internship with the Atlanta Falcons.

While with the Falcons, Wilcox assisted with the administration of therapeutic modalities, monitored athletes during rehabilitation exercises and aided with practices and games.

Prior to going to Atlanta, Wilcox was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at UTEP, where he earned his Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies. While earning his degree, Wilcox was responsible for injury/illness prevention, treatment, design and implementation of rehabilitation services for the Miner’s football team. He also assisted with the student education program and worked with the men’s golf and women’s soccer programs.

A 2012 graduate of the University of Kansas, Wilcox worked as a student athletic trainer for the KU football, track and field, volleyball and women’s basketball teams. During the summer of 2010 and 2011, Wilcox was a summer intern the Kansas City Chiefs.

Wilcox is board certified, CPR/AED Certified, and has basic training in the Graston Technique. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and is married to Stacy Wilcox.


Catherine Mitts Catherine Mitts
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: 918-495-6806

Catherine Mitts joined ORU as a graduate assistant prior to the 2017-18 school year, and will work primarily with the women’s soccer program.

Mitts came to ORU after graduating from the University of Alabama in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training. As a student athletic trainer with the Crimson Tide, Mitts worked with the football team during her senior season and also spent time during her undergraduate work with the women’s tennis, baseball and women’s basketball programs. She also helped out at the Nick Saban Gatorade Summer Camp.

Prior to that, she completed an internship with the Stanford University football team and also worked at the Champion Sport Medicine Physical Therapy Clinic and Northside High School.

Mitts is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and is certified by the American Heart Association in first aid and CPR.


Trisha Shannon Trenton Royse
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: 918-495-6806

Trenton Royse joined the ORU staff prior to the 2017-18 school year and works with the ORU men’s soccer program.

A 2017 graduate of Nebraska, Royse worked with the Cornhusker’s track and field program during his senior season. He also assisted with the Nebraska football, women’s basketball and tennis programs during his time in Lincoln.

In addition to his work with the Cornhuskers, Royse was a summer training camp intern for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016 and worked with Lincoln High School in the fall of 2014.

Royse is first aid certified and certified CPR/AED for adults, children and infants, and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Jessica VanDyk Jessica Van Dyk
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: 918-495-6806

Jessica Van Dyk joined the Oral Roberts athletic training staff in August 2017 as a graduate assistant working with the Golden Eagles' volleyball program.


A National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification holder and CPR and First Aid certified, Van Dyk spent the previous two years as an athletic training student for NCAA Division I South Dakota State. She worked with the Jackrabbits' wrestling, football and track and field teams totaling more than 800 hours with the more than 200 student-athletes.

At SDSU, Van Dyk assisted in intervention plans and helped with rehabilitation, assessed acute injuries and worked with post-surgical athletes and helped them return to play. She also analyzed and treated chronic injuries and administered modalities such as massage, iontophoresis and ultrasound.

She spent the summer of 2016 as an athletic training intern with the Sioux Falls Canaries professional baseball team. Van Dyk created rehab programs for the players and assisted with treatments, while demonstrating interventions to prevent heat illnesses from occurring.

Van Dyk graduated from South Dakota State in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training with an emphasis in Health Science. There she served as the treasurer of the Athletic Training Student Association for the 2016-17 school year and was a member of the Motor Board National Honor Society and the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society.



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Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center
Phone - 1-800-283-3662
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