Jason McVeigh, MS, PT, SCS, ATC, LAT
Director of Sports Medicine (Football) | (865) 974-9098
John Burnside MS, ATC, LAT
Football Head Athletic Trainer | 865-974-1231
Chad Newman, MS, ATC, LAT
Associate Director of Sports Medicine (M. Basketball) | (865) 974-1901
Associate Director of Sports Medicine (W. Basketball) |
Greg Mytyk, MA, ATC
Assistant Director of Sports Medicine (Soccer) | (865) 974-3810
Vincent Tufaro, MS, ATC, LAT
Assistant Athletic Trainer (Football/Men's Golf) | (865) 974-9096
Jeff Wood, MS, ATC, LAT
Assistant Director of Sports Medicine (Baseball) | (865) 974-1902
Abe Kiggins, MS, ATC, LAT
Assistant Athletic Trainer (Track & Cross Country) | (865) 974-6485
Sammie Charters, MS, ATC, LAT
Assistant Athletic Trainer, Softball | (865) 974-1231
Assistant Athletic Trainer, Football | (865) 974-1231
Assistant Athletic Trainer, Volleyball | (865) 974-7470
Assistant Athletic Trainer, Swimming & Diving | (865) 974-1231
Dr. Christopher Klenck
Head Team Physician
John Dean, MPT, ATC, LAT
Director of Rehabilitation | (865) 974-1900
Dr. Greg Mathien
Senior Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Russell Betcher
Jeff DeWitt, MS
Medical Claims Coordinator | 865) 974-9099
Administrative Assistant | 865) 974-9099
Forms & Documents
- Substance Abuse/Drug Testing Policy
- Student Health Immunizations
- Catastrophic Injury Insurance Policy
UT Sports Medicine News
- July 1, 2015
The 2015 Excellence in Aquatics Award winner is...
- April 9, 2015:
A World Class Trainer
- February 11, 2013:
A World Class Trainer
- February 5, 2013:
VFL Films: Tennessee Nutrition
- February 5, 2013:
Vol Access: Episode 15
- January 22, 2013
UT's Dr. Klenck Honored As Person Of Year
- September 20, 2011
Tim Kerin Memorial UT Power Towel Drive
UT Sports Medicine LinksKnoxville Orthopedic Clinic National Athletic Trainers' Association American Physical Therapy Association Southeastern Athletic Trainers' Association Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Association
Team ENHANCE/Team EXCEL
The University of Tennessee Sports Medicine Department offers its student-athletes a variety of health and wellness support services. These services are coordinated by the Head Team Physician and the Director of Sports Medicine, and are provided through two main programs, Team ENHANCE and Team EXCEL.
Team ENHANCE is a program for student-athletes that was developed by the Women's Athletic Department of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville to create a healthy culture in which student-athletes can thrive. The name of the program is an acronym for Enhancing Nutrition, Health, Athletic performance, Networking, Community, and Education. The program provides nutrition information and education about eating disorders and other mental/emotional health issues facing young women today. It also provides support groups; intervention; individual and family therapy; outpatient treatment; aftercare services; and referral to inpatient treatment when necessary. Team ENHANCE provides a full continuum of services to promote the well-being of the student-athlete. Student-athlete's participation is held in strict confidentiality. Participants benefit from the program's successful partnering relationships with experts in many fields - eating disorders specialists, mental health and addiction professionals, nutritionists, therapists, consultants, and authors.
Wellness Education and In-Services
Through Team ENHANCE and Team EXCEL, student-athletes are provided with wellness education via in-services and group discussions. Wellness topics are designed to educate the student-athlete on general issues that are most commonly encountered. Topics may include the dynamics of peer pressure, alcohol awareness and education, the social, emotional, and physical impact of substance abuse, appropriate supplement use, hygiene, nutrition, life-skills, prevention education, information on domestic violence and general health guidelines.
It is the mission of the UTSM to provide the student-athletes of the University of Tennessee with the highest quality health care system available. Members of the UTSM will strive to stay on the leading edge of knowledge and standards of medical care in order to provide the most appropriate, expedited and beneficial health care to every student-athlete, to allow them to safely compete in his/her respective sport.
The UTSM department will deliver traditional athletic training, physical therapy and sports medicine services to the student-athletes of UTAD. The services provided to the student-athlete can be divided into four areas:
- Health and wellness education.
- Prevention of athletic injuries.
- Recognition, evaluation, and treatment of student-athlete injuries and illnesses.
- Rehabilitation and reconditioning after injury to allow return to sport activities.
UTSM strives to utilize the most efficient, proven, and current practices and technologies. UTSM will aim to offer a health care system that is proactive in approach, reducing the risk of athletic injury for our student-athletes; provide easily accessible sports medicine services that are responsive to the needs of the student-athlete; and facilitate injured student-athletes' safe return to participation in athletic competition in a timely manner.