Ryan Wockley

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Joined Chatham: August 2016


Ryan is a graduate of Waynesburg University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Ryan earned his Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania. Ryan joined Chatham University in 2016 serving as one of the university's 3 athletic trainers. In 2019 Ryan joined the university's adjunct faculty teaching in the Athletic Training graduate program as well as in the undergraduate Exercise Science program. Outside of Chatham Ryan oversees the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s On Ice Spine Boarding and Equipment Removal program that teaches and demonstrates best practices for ice hockey equipment removal and management of emergent on-ice situations. Under Ryan's guidance, this program has reached more than 250 athletic training students in 6 states at over 15 colleges and universities. Ryan currently works with the Chatham women's volleyball team, women's ice hockey team, and baseball team. 


Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training, Therapeutic Exercise, Modalities, Corrective Exercise 


  • MS, Exercise Science, California University of Pennsylvania (California, PA), 2015
  • BS, Athletic Training, Waynesburg University (Waynesburg, PA) 2014


  • National Athletic Trainers Association: Board Certified Athletic Trainer 
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine: Board License Athletic Trainer 
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine: Corrective Exercise Specialist 


  • Wockley, R “Equipment Removal & Transport Considerations for the Potentially Spine Injured Men’s Lacrosse Athlete” May 2023 
  • Wockley, R “Spine Boarding and Equipment Removal Considerations for the Cervical Spine-Injured Ice Hockey Athlete​” March 2023 
  • Wockley, R. "The McKenzie Method", April 2017 
  • Wockley, R. "The Effects of Cryotherapy on Recovery", February 2018 
  • Wockley, R. "Upper Arm Flush Program: An Active Recovery Program for the Overhead Athlete", February 2019