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Alice Wilcoxson

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology

Adjunct Faculty IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette

Areas of Expertise

  • Intercultural Education and Development
  • Inter-professional Education and Practice
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction / Exercise Induced Laryngeal Obstruction in Athletes

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

Department of Health and Kinesiology Research Area(s)

  • Athletic Training Education Administration


Dr. Alice Wilcoxson returned to Purdue University in 2004 to fill a joint appointment as a Continuing Lecturer with the Department of Health and Kinesiology and an Athletic Trainer / Physical Therapist in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.  She maintained a joint appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor / Athletic Trainer and Physical therapist from 2005 – 2011, and as a Clinical Associate Professor / Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist from 2011 – 2018.  In 2018, she transitioned to a full-time appointment in the Department of Health and Kinesiology.

Dr. Wilcoxson’s clinical experience is in the areas of prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injuries within NCAA Division I athletics and general outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation, as well as the treatment of athletes with vocal cord dysfunction.  A member of the clinical faculty, she teaches Applied Clinical Anatomy, Athletic Training Modalities, Therapeutic Exercise, and Athletic Training Clinical Courses.

Dr. Wilcoxson is a 2021 Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame inductee and received the 2016 Outstanding Educator Award from the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association.  She received the Education / Administration Award from the Southeastern Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2003.  Dr. Wilcoxson has twice been named the Department of Health and Kinesiology’s Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, in 2021-22 and 2007-08.


  • PhD, 2007, Purdue University
  • MSPT, 1991, University of Indianapolis
  • BS, 1989, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Indiana Licensed Athletic Trainer (# 36000154
  • Indiana Licensed Physical Therapist (# 05003097

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • NATA Foundation Board of Directors DEI Training, August 2022

Current Courses

  • HK 287 - Fieldwork in Athletic Training - Clinic / Industry
  • HK 302 - Applied Clinical Anatomy
  • HK 303 - Athletic Training Modalities
  • HK 304 - Therapeutic Exercise
  • HK 401 - Clinical Practice in Athletic Training - Lead
  • HK 409 - Seminar in Sports Medicine
  • HK 500 - Introduction to Athletic Training Practice
  • HK 550 - Evaluation and Management of Medical Conditions

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Hall of Fame Inductee / Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association - July 2021
  • Outstanding Educator Award / Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association - March 2016
  • Education / Administration Award / Southeastern Athletic Trainers' Association - March 2003
  • Undergraduate Teacher of the Year / Purdue Department of Health and Kinesiology - 2021-22 and 2007-08

Professional Affiliations

  • District 4 Chair, NATA Research & Education Foundation
  • Peer Reviewer, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education