Ryan Nokes, M.A., ATC

Part Time Faculty, Kinesiology
Clinical Coordinator Athletic Training Program

Ryan Nokes has been the head athletic trainer at Point Loma High School for three years. He graduated from PLNU in 2012 with a degree in athletic training. After graduation, Nokes went to San Jose State University to obtain his master's degree. While at SJSU, he worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at San Francisco State University with men's soccer and women's track and field. After completing his master's degree in 2014, Nokes moved back to San Diego to fulfill the roles he is serving now. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.


  • M.A., Kinesiology, Concentration in Athletic Training, San Jose State University
  • B.A., Athletic Training, Point Loma Nazarene University

Courses Taught

  • Clinical Internship I – ATR 290
  • Clinical Internship II – ATR 291
  • Clinical Practicum I – ATR 390
  • Introduction to Athletic Training – KIN 280

Experience in Field

  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods. His primary research interests are in athletic training student education and professional development. Currently working on a dissertation pertaining to athletic training students' career choice in secondary school programs.
  • Research interests also include gait biomechanics and the effect(s) footwear have on running kinematics. He had a research study funded by Vibram, USA that examined the immediate effects that barefoot simulated footwear had on running biomechanics.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Board of Certification, Certified Athletic Trainer
  • American Heart Association CPR & AED Certified
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association Member
  • San Diego High School Athletic Trainers Association Member
  • Graduate Student Council Committee Member, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions