Sports Medicine

Mission Statement:

The mission of UMKC’s Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Services is to provide a progressive, comprehensive, and positive approach to quality patient health care; maintain high ethical and professional standards; encourage continuing contemporary knowledge in the field; follow non-discriminatory practices; support appropriate relationships with constituencies; and uphold University of Missouri-Kansas City’s long standing traditions of athletic training excellence.

Goals & Objectives of Athletic Training Services:

The philosophy of UMKC’s Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Services is that the health care needs of the student-athletes shall be the first considerations for the members of the Athletic Training Staff. Furthermore, the athletic trainers who provide health care services will maintain the high standards of quality consistent with the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Code of Professional Practice, and the athletic training licensing statues of the State of Missouri.

UMKC Sports Medicine Department provides high quality athletic health care to student-athletes of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The services to be delivered are divided into six domains established by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association including:

  1. Prevention of athletic injuries
  2. Recognition, evaluation, and assessment of injuries
  3. Immediate care of injuries
  4. Treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning of athletic injuries
  5. Health care administration
  6. Professional development and responsibility

The UMKC athletic training staff is committed to using advanced technology and continuing education for delivery of these services. Additionally, to address problems and concerns in a timely manner so the athletic health care needs of the student-athlete can be met. The athletic training staff is also committed to ongoing evaluations of athletic health care and educational services in order to assure the student-athlete high quality athletic health care. In addition, whenever possible, efforts will be made to integrate education about athletic injuries and physical fitness to the student-athletes of University of Missouri- Kansas City so that they may be empowered to lead healthier, injury-free lifestyles.

ATR Hours of Operation (For Rehabilitation, Treatment, Evaluations, and Clinics):

  • ATR Hours: Monday-Friday: 7am-12pm & 1pm-5pm
    • *Closed daily for treatment and rehabs: 12-1pm for ADMIN TIME
    • Pre-practice taping & preparation can be done outside of these hours per sport assigned ATC but must be set up with ATC ahead of time.
  • Sport assigned ATC will cover all IN SEASON practices.
  • Doctor’s Clinic (by appointment only):
    • Monday 1pm-4pm (Dr. Gibson)
    • *Monday morning off campus clinic (Dr. Glover)* @Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill, 2301 Holmes St. KC, MO 64108
    • Wednesday 9am-12pm (Dr. Schultz)
    • Thursday 1pm-4pm (Dr. Gibson)
    • For all Doctor’s clinic appointments, athletes must talk with ATC to schedule appointment.
    • Please note: Team Physicians are available through text and phone via ATC’s 24/7 if needed for any athletic injury.
  • PT Clinic (must be signed up by ATC or request by team doctor):Tuesday/Thursday 9-12pm
  • To Schedule an evaluation, rehab, or treatment appointment please contact your sport supervising Athletic Trainer.

Sports Medicine Staff:

TBD - Head Athletic Trainer
TBD - Assistant Athletic Trainer
Ashley Riggs - Assistant Athletic Trainer (WBB/VB)
Scott McGinn - Assistant Athletic Trainer (MSO & M/WXC/TR)
Melanie Ellsworth - Graduate Assistant (M/WXC/TR)
Dylan Wilson - Graduate Assistant (VB/SB)
Dr. Meg Gibson - Head Team Physician
Dr. Jon Schultz - Team Physician
Dr. Drew Glover - Team Physican
Dan Lorenz - Rehab Consultant
Kristen Michael - Sports Medicine Fellow
Joe Samual - Sports Medicine Fellow

Athletic Training Facilities:

  • Victor F. Swyden Athletic Training Facility: The UMKC Victor F. Swyden Athletic Training Facility opened in the spring of 1999, and was built in the memory of Victor F. Swyden, a former Kansas City councilman and UMKC supporter. 
    The Swyden Athletic Training Facility serves as the primary Athletic Training room to service all 16 competitive teams at UMKC.
  • Durwood Satellite Athletic Training Room: The Durwood Athletic Training Room was opened in the fall of 2009 as a satellitte Athletic Training Room for Men's and Women's Soccer, Softball, and M/W Cross Country/Track & Field teams.

Student-Athlete Resourcs:

Returning Student-Athlete Physical Form (PDF)

Freshman/Transfer Student-Athlete Physical Form (PDF)

Exit Physical Form (PDF)

ADHD Reporting Form (PDF)

Drug Testing Policy (PDF)

UMKC Student Counseling Center 

UMKC Student Health Center

Student-Athlete Dining Guide (PDF) 

Visiting Team Information

Visiting Team Information (PDF)