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Joshua T. Williams, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

  • Assistant Professor
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine
  • Orthopedic and Sports Certified Specialist

AHB 3110

(405) 271-2131, ext. 47114


  • PhD (in progress), Learning Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
  • MS, Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2020
  • DPT, Physical Therapy, Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions, Louisville, Kentucky, 2012
  • MPT, Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 2002

Societies and Organizations:

Member, Alpha Eta Honor Society

  • Academy of Physical Therapy Education (APTE)
  • American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Delta Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) National Honor Society
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association (OPTA)
  • OUHSC Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association (IEPA)


Professional Program

  • PHTH 8214: Orthopedic Management of Axial Skeleton
  • PHTH 8303: Integrated Management of Complex Orthopedic Problems
  • PHTH 8074: Therapeutic Exercise Prescription
  • PHTH 8371: Effective Management of Environmental Activities in Athletic and Community Settings
  • PHTH 8192: Exercise Science I
  • PHTH 9014: Physical Therapy Management for Sports & Recreation
  • PHTH 9152: Clinical Reasoning in Physical Therapy II

Research Interests:

  • Motivation & Emotion in Learning
  • Attention & Engagement in Learning
  • Information Processing

Clinical Interests:

  • Sports Injury Prevention
  • Return to Sports Progressions
  • Orthopedic Manual Therapy

Select Publications:

  • Williams, J. T. & Dionne, C. (2020).  Athletic options for persons with limb loss.  In Chui, K.K., Jorge, M., Yen, S.C., & Lusardi, M.M. (Eds.), Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation 4th edition. (pp. 724-737).  St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
  • Williams, J.T. (2020).  Prognostic factors related to hospital length of stay following trauma due to school-based sports in Oklahoma. [Master’s thesis].  Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database.
  • Williams, J. T. (2020).  Autonomic dysreflexia and boosting in adaptive sports athletes.  In Emergency Medical Response for the Athlete- Recertification course [Written Chapter & VOPPT].  Cogent Steps, LLC.
  • Williams, J. T. & Anderson, M. (2018). Injuries and emergent conditions in athletes with physical challenges.  In Emergency Medical Response for the Athlete. [Written Chapter & VOPPT in full CE certification course]. Cogent Steps, LLC. 


  • American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy State Network Representative- Oklahoma
  • UCO Endeavor Games for Athletes with Disabilities – Medical Director
  • Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon – On-course Medical Aid Station
  • OU Medicine Corporate Challenge – On-site Medical Aid
  • Department of Rehabilitation Sciences – Musculoskeletal Work Group