Select the appropriate link above to print. Complete the packet and mail to the following address by July 1. Late paperwork may be assessed a $20 fee.
Athletic Training Department
1111 N. Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
If you have questions about these forms, contact any of the following Certified Athletic Trainers for assistance:
Physicals will be performed once you arrive on campus or throughout the summer if you are within a 60 mile radius.
You are not permitted to perform summer work outs on campus without the Recruit Participation Agreement form on file in the Athletics department.
Head Athletic Trainer
Sarah Walters is in her third year at Evangel University as a certified athletic trainer. Sarah is a Kinesiology Instructor, Clinical Coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program, and Head Athletic Trainer.
Walters graduated from Evangel University with a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Here at Evangel, Walters has spent much of her time helping to build and implement the new athletic training education program. She also wrote Evangel University’s first drug education and testing program for the athletics department, which is also one of the first drug education programs in the HAAC. She currently works with Football and Cheerleading.
Walters attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas and received a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Athletic Training. While at UCA, she was actively involved both regionally and nationally in committees and research programs specifically dealing with concussions and leadership theories in athletic training. Walters also spent much of her time promoting the profession of athletic training lobbying at Capitol Hill.
While at UCA, she also gained experience at the Division I-FCS level football, soccer, softball, volleyball, and track/cross country, and at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with volleyball, tennis, track/cross country, baseball, and swimming.
Walters is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the chair of the Young Professionals Committee for the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association. She also travels to various schools across the South and Midwest to speak about the importance of concussion management in high school athletes.
Walters was born in Wayne, Michigan and was raised in West Monroe, Louisiana. In her spare time she enjoys running, traveling, and reading.
Assistant Athletic Trainer, CoxHealth Sports Medicine
Megan Kennedy is in her third year as an assistant athletic trainer from CoxHealth at Evangel University. Her main responsibilities are the care, prevention, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses of the student-athletes participating in volleyball, cross country, indoor track, women’s & men’s basketball, outdoor track, men’s golf and tennis.
In the fall of 2007, Kennedy entered graduate school at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA). Her research project focused on heat illnesses and high school coaches’ competency to handle these potential emergency situations. While there she was also a graduate assistant for a local high school and took part in several state play-offs for football, women’s basketball, and soccer. She completed her graduate work in August 2009 with a Masters of Education in Athletic Training.
She graduated from Missouri State University (Springfield, MO) in May of 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. While there she had experience at the NCAA – Division I FCS football, NCAA Division I basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, and field hockey as well as Class 4 Missouri High School athletics. She also spent 2 semesters at local sports medicine clinics aiding certified athletic trainers in the rehabilitation of injured athletes.
Megan is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association, Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association, and Young Professionals Committee for the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Kennedy was born in Marshall, MO and graduated from Marshall High School in 2003. In her free time she enjoys scrapbooking, cooking/baking and reading. She also has a Yorkshire terrier, named Maximilion, whom she loves taking to the local dog park.
Assistant Athletic Trainer, CoxHealth Sports Medicine
Sports: Baseball, Football and Softball
(417) 865-2815 ext. 7355
Email Neil Moore
Since his arrival in August of 2009, Neil Moore, and employee of CoxHealth has worked as an Assistant Athletic Trainer assigned to work with Football, Women’s Softball and Men’s Baseball. Prior to this position, he worked for six years as the Certified Athletic Trainer at Central High School, in the Kansas City Missouri School District, building a successful sports medicine and athletic training student mentoring program from the ground up, serving as an assistant varsity boys and girls track & field coach (hurdles, sprints and jumps), assisting with strength & conditioning needs and giving occasional guest presentations in their Health Careers classes. As a new college graduate, Neil also had experience working in the physical therapy units at Providence Medical Center (Kansas City, Kansas) while providing evening athletic training coverage for close to a dozen different high schools in the Kansas City Metro and daily coverage during St. Mary College’s inaugural football season in Leavenworth, Kansas.
It was as a two sport (Track and Cross Country) prep athlete himself at Rangeview High School (Aurora, Colorado) that Neil first gained an interest in Athletic Training. After graduating and spending two years in France and Switzerland doing missions work for his church he began his formal college education at Rick’s Junior College (Rexburg, Idaho), where he earned an Associated degree in Health Science with a Sports Medicine emphasis. From there, he transferred to Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah), graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with an Athletic Training emphasis and became nationally certified by passing the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Board of Certification exam. It wasn’t until several years later that he became dually credentialed as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, and then returned to graduate school at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, to earn a Master’s degree in Physical Education, Exercise & Sport Science with a Fitness/Wellness emphasis.
Neil is active in his church and loves to spend time with Grit (his wife of almost 18 years) and their three beautiful children Allissa, Benji and Caden. He also loves to sing, loves to spend time outdoors (backpacking, camping, fishing, canoeing or hiking), loves to create (drawing, sculpting, woodworking) and likes to spend time alone, tinkering with things in his garage. He is thrilled to be working with the great people at Evangel whose personal and collective faith strengthens his own on a daily basis.