Sports Medicine

Mission statement

The Missouri S&T Sports Medicine Program seeks to provide cutting-edge healthcare that is organized, professional, and efficient as to ensure that our student-athletes can maintain a high quality of life and continue to achieve academic success.

 

About MISSOURI S&T sports medicine

The Missouri S&T Sports Medicine team consists of three full time athletic trainers,  four athletic trainer interns, an in-house team doctor, an orthopedic nurse, and an insurance coordinator.  Our Sports Medicine team works closely with two orthopedic surgeons that are employed by Phelps Health and a non-operative Sports Medicine physician with Mercy.  Our Sports Medicine team works under Student Health Services on campus.  This allows for us to work closer with a medical team and helps us to be recognized as health care professionals.

We have three athletic training rooms that we utilize.  The Kaczmarek Sports Medicine Center is in the Student Health Complex and is primarily used for rehabilitation. The Gale Bullman Athletic Training Room is used for pre- and post- practice treatments for indoor sports.  Finally, we have an Athletic Training Room located in the football fieldhouse which is used primarily for all football pre- and post- practice treatments.


Sports Medicine Staff

Will Baum, M.AT, ATC, LAT, PES, CES

Head Athletic Trainer/Head Football

Academic Biography

Will Baum joined the Sports Medicine Staff in the Spring of 2015, and was promoted in the Spring of 2019 to Head Athletic Trainer. He is responsible for the healthcare of the football and golf programs, and oversees the student paraprofessional program for the sports medicine staff. From 2012-2015 he worked with Missouri State University as an Intern Athletic Trainer with the Football Program, Men’s/Women’s Golf teams, and worked as a Team Leader for the Gatorade Summer Sports Camps. Will received his Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Arkansas in 2012, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Baker University in 2010.

Will, a native of St. Louis, is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) & Licensed by Missouri Board of Healing Arts. He is also certified by National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES). He has taken 3 Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) courses. 

Tom Pomerleau ATC, LAT, CSCS

Athletic Trainer, Rehabilitation Coordinator

Academic Biography

Tom Pomerleau joined the sports medicine team at Missouri S&T in 2013 and works with the volleyball and swimming teams.  Tom was given the title of Rehabilitation Coordinator in 2018.  Pomerleau is originally from Waukesha, Wis., and received his undergraduate education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he graduated with a major in Athletic Training and a minor in strength and conditioning.

After graduating, Pomerleau worked for the University of Nevada-Las Vegas as an intern athletic trainer.  He was primarily responsible for working with the athletes of the football and tennis teams.  Pomerleau also worked several week-long sporting events including: Eurobasket summer league, several adidas AAU basketball summer leagues, stretcher crew at the Gold Cup final in Los Angeles, and was a private physio to a professional tennis player at Indian Wells Tennis Club.

Kaleena Baum, MHSc, ATC, LAT

Athletic Trainer

Academic Biography

Kaleena joined the sports medicine team at Missouri S&T in October of 2015.  She is currently responsible for the coverage of the men’s and women’s cross country and track & field teams, but has previously worked with the women's basketball, women's volleyball and women's soccer teams. 

Kaleena is originally from Springfield, MO, where she attended Missouri State University and received her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2013. Upon graduation, she received a graduate assistantship at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where she worked with the women’s soccer and the men’s and women’s track & field teams during the 2013-2014 season. From 2014-2015 she worked for The Therapy Center in Jennings, LA, where she spent time working in the therapy clinic as well as covering three high schools.  She completed her Master’s degree of Health Science with a Sports Medicine concentration in April 2015.

Samantha Boehm, MSAT, ATC, LAT

Athletic Trainer - Intern

Academic Biography

Sam joined the Sports Medicine team at S&T in August 2018 and is from Wildwood, MO. She attended Bradley University to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. She then moved to Utah to get her Master’s degree in Athletic Training from Weber State University. She had the pleasure of working with the Utah Royals FC team over the summer of 2018 and worked with the Arizona Diamondbacks in the summer of 2017. Samantha played Club Soccer at Bradley University and she enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking and biking.  

Rafika Faci ATC, LAT

Athletic Trainer - Intern

Academic Biography

Rafika joined the Sports Medicine team at S&T in August 2018. She is originally from Bolingbrook, Illinois where she attended Northern Illinois University and received her Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training in May of 2018. Prior to Graduation she completed an academic internship with the Arizona State University sports medicine department working with their football program. During her academic career Rafika was an active member of the Northern Illinois Athletic Training Student Association (NIATSA). She also played rugby for the Northern Illinois University Women's Rugby Team and the Chicago Griffins Summer 7's Team. 

Nick Driscoll ATC, LAT

Athletic Trainer - Intern

Academic Biography

Nick Driscoll originally came to Missouri S&T in the spring of 2019 as a student intern and joined the sports medicine staff in fall 2019 as an Intern Athletic Trainer to work with Miner football and softball.

Originally from West Chicago Illinois, Nick received his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in May 2019 from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb. As a student, he had a year-long rotation working with the NIU football team. He also did rotations with local high school athletics, and Division III women’s soccer and basketball with Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

Amy Matchell ATC, LAT

Athletic Trainer - Intern

Academic Biography

Amy Matchell is joining the Missouri S&T sports medicine staff as an intern. She is from Bremerton, Washington and recently graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s in Athletic Training. Amy is a member of the NATA and is licensed through The Missouri Board of Healing Arts.


SHS Orthopedic Staff

Dr. Dennis Goodman, DO

Medical Director

Jeanne Bowe, RN

Orthopedic Nurse, Sports Medicine Program Administrator

Kathy Orr

Patient Service Representative, Athletic Insurance Administrator


Orthopedic Specialists

Dr. Alan Heincker, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Michael Potter, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Dan O'Loughlin, DO

Sports Medicine


Facilities

Kazmarek Sports Medicine Center

Gale Bullman Athletic Training Room

Football Fieldhouse

  • New Student Athletes
  • Returning Student Athletes
  • Insurance Information
  • Forms
  • Visiting Athletic Trainer Information
  • Student Paraprofessionals

New Student Athletes

Welcome to S&T Sports Medicine! View the New Student Athlete Letter.

Click here to complete forms on patient portal. 

Our physical process is very thorough and will be scheduled by your coach and athletic trainer. Before we do your physical we need all athletes to fill out the forms that are posted on their student portal.  If you have had any surgery or fractures in the last five years we need the records before you arrive for your physical.  During the physical process you will have a regular physical exam, an orthopedic screening, an EKG, an ImPACT test, and a sickle cell test if you have not already had one.  It takes two days to get the results back from the sickle cell test and you cannot participate until then, so please have this done before you get to campus. If you have any questions please contact your athletic trainer.

Returning Student Athletes

At the start of every year we need all athletes to submit a copy of their most recent insurance card.  You can email a copy to your athletic trainer and/or put it on Front Rush. You also need to fill out the yearly medical appraisal form on Front Rush.

Also, please notify your athletic trainer if you have changed the dosage of any medications you are taking or started taking a new medication.

Insurance Information

Dear Parent/Student Athlete:

Athletes competing in intercollegiate athletics assume risk of injury.  Sport related accident insurance is provided by our institution for the benefit of our student-athletes and provides secondary insurance for your son/daughter for injuries sustained while participating in an authorized practice or game. We provide this coverage as a secondary insurance policy only. Please note that this is an injury-only policy and will not apply to non-injury related medical expenses. Only injuries sustained in an approved practice, training or competition will be considered for secondary insurance coverage.

In the event of a covered injury, claims will be filed first with your insurance company, as it is the primary insurance that provides coverage to your student athlete.  After the primary insurance has paid all available benefits, the University’s secondary insurance claims adjustor will consider for payment any remaining deductible and copay amounts up to the limitations of the policy. It is important that you forward any billing statements, explanation of benefit letters (EOB) and receipts to the Patient Accounts Representative at Student Health either by mail at 910 W. 10th St, Rolla, MO 65409 or by email to orrkl@mst.edu or by fax at 573-341-4686 as soon as possible. Any delay in sending this information could result in your athlete’s account processing being delayed and possibly being turned over to collections by the provider. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Patient Accounts Representative.

All athletic injuries must be reported to the athlete’s athletic trainer when they occur. Subsequent care will be coordinated by the Missouri S&T sports medicine team.  If the athlete seeks medical attention on their own without prior approval by our sports medicine team, expenses may not be covered by the secondary insurance. Similarly, if the athlete chooses a service, procedure or provider that is out of network and/or not covered by their primary insurance, the secondary insurance may not apply and the medical expenses incurred in this situation may be the sole responsibility of the athlete.

Please notify your health insurance company that you have a dependent child who is enrolled at Missouri S&T in Rolla, MO and ask if there is anything you need to submit to them so the dependent is covered outside of your area
such as requesting a temporary guest membership for an HMO policy. If required by the primary insurance the student athlete will need to return home for the primary insurance to be in effect.  S&T secondary insurance requires the student athlete to utilize their in-network providers before they will consider coverage.

Please submit a copy of the front and back of your insurance card to Student Health Services by uploading it to the patient portal at studenthealth.mst.edu. The portal is preferred but you may also submit it by mail at 910 W. 10th St, Rolla, MO 65409 or by fax at 573-341-4686.  Athletes are responsible for keeping insurance information current and failure to do so may delay care and insurance claim processing.

The Patient Account Representative will communicate with the student athlete by secure messaging, so be sure to watch for an email in your S&T inbox that will direct you to the student health portal.

Any payments received by you for an athlete’s injury must be applied to the student-athlete’s bill. To do otherwise is a violation of NCAA rules and may declare your son/daughter ineligible for athletic participation.

Forms

Visiting Athletic Trainer Information

 Football: Two ATCs will be present at all games.  There will be at least one doctor on the home team sideline at each game. An ambulance will be available at the northeast gate during the game.  The following will be provided at each game:  AED, crutches, splints, water, cups, towels, ice, ice bags/wrap, biohazard bag, sideline table. Hot packs will be available outside the visiting team locker room.

All other sports: At least one ATC will be present at all home games. The following will be provided at each game:  AED, crutches, splints, water, cups, towels, ice, ice bags/wrap, hot packs. 

Towels for the teams to shower will NOT be provided by our staff. If you are not sending an athletic trainer with your team please notify our staff and send a fully stocked kit with the supplies the athletes will need. If there is something that is not listed that you will need please contact the host ATC.

Visiting team practices are not typically covered by our staff.  Please contact the host ATC to ensure you have everything you need.

For other health services you may need while visiting:

Phelps Health

  • 1000 West 10th St. – 573-458-8899

Rolla Urgent Care/ Rolla Family Clinic

Walgreens Pharmacy

  • 120 S Bishop Ave, Rolla, MO 65401 – (573) 426-3338

CVS Pharmacy

  • 500 Bishop Ave N, Rolla, MO 65401 – (573) 308-4887

 

Campus Map

Student Paraprofessionals

Student Paraprofessionals will assist the Certified Athletic Trainers in the preparation and coverage of all Missouri S&T athletics team practices and competitions. Some duties may include but are not limited to: ensuring athletes have adequate hydration, activating the EMS based upon our emergency action plan (EAP), and any other tasks under the supervision or direction of the Certified Athletic Trainer or Sports Medicine Staff.  Student Paraprofessionals are expected to be made available for the entire length of athletic events.  This includes pre-game preparations (water, field set up etc.) and post-game clean up and treatments. 

All students are encouraged to apply.

Work hours will be determined by Missouri S&T athletics practice schedules, events, and must be able to work some weekends. Students are allowed 20 hours work a week while school is in session and 40 hours work a week when school is not in session.

Contact:
Will Baum M.AT, ATC, LAT, PES, CES

Head Athletic Trainer

(c) 314-580-2973 (f) 573-341-6721 (e) baumw@mst.edu

All S&T Student Athletes being treated for ADHD are required to submit the following form: NCAA Medical Exception Documentation Reporting Form to Support the Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Treatment with Banned Stimulant Medication

NCAA ADHD Reporting Form

2014-15 Drug-Testing Exceptions Procedures 

Missouri Division of Professional Registration

https://pr.mo.gov/athletictrainers.asp