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Club Sports Medicine

The mission of the Grand Canyon University Club Sports Medicine team is to provide the highest quality of health care possible while maintaining a safe environment in which the GCU Club Sports student-athletes will perform. Our sports medicine team utilizes the most advanced, research-based therapeutic techniques available in the realm of sports medicine. Every effort is made to ensure an optimum state of physical, emotional and mental health, preparing each club student-athlete to excel in club sports and beyond.

The sports medicine team’s focus goes beyond first aid. Our staff provides an opportunity for comprehensive health and wellness education for our club student-athletes. GCU Club Sports Medicine promotes the mission and upholds the standards of Grand Canyon University, Arizona Athletic Trainers’ Association and National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

The club sports athletic training room is located in the north end of Antelope Gymnasium (Building 22), which is just south of the GCU track.

Club Sports Student-Athlete Registration and Medical Clearance

The following tasks must be completed before a student-athlete is cleared by the club sports staff to participate in practice or competition.

  • Active Works: New and returning student-athletes must complete all ACTIVE WORKS registration requirements in order to be cleared for participation. Please use the same email address and password you used to create your initial account when you log in.

If you are a returning student-athlete, we are NO LONGER USING Athletic Training Systems (ATS) for registration (only in case an injury occurs at sanctioned event). Please make sure you complete all your ACTIVE WORKS requirements.

  • Physicals: Print the club sports physical form and have a physician complete it. Upload the form or one completed within the past 12 months on your ACTIVE WORKS profile.
  • Acknowledging Waivers: You must register as the athlete in order to acknowledge the 2 waivers required for clearance. In order to be cleared to play, you will log into your ACTIVE WORKS profile (returning athletes will use same account year after year: email and password will be the same as previous year unless you change it).
  • Insurance Card: You must upload a front and back image of your primary insurance card on your ACTIVE WORKS profile.
  • Baseline Concussion Test: All incoming student-athletes participating in contact sports will be scheduled to take a baseline concussion test within the first two weeks of school by their assigned athletic trainer. Athletes participating in the following sports must take the baseline concussion test.
    • Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey
    • Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse
    • Men’s and Women’s Rugby
    • Men’s and Women’s Club Soccer
    • Men’s and Women’s Club Basketball
    • Men’s and Women’s Club Volleyball
    • Club Spirit

Returning Student-Athletes

We are no longer using ATS for registration purposes. We will only be using ATS for injury documentation. Club Sports athletes should be prepared to schedule an appointment with Club Sports Medicine to fill out ATS paperwork prior to treatment of an injury.  Please make sure you complete all Active Works requirements, upload your new physical and the front and back of your insurance card on Active Works.

Club Sports Medicine Staff

For general questions, concerns or to speak to a staff member please call the office line at 602-639-7065

Fax: 602-761-3316

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm

Jake Aganus, MS, LAT, ATC, CES

Head Athletic Trainer

Richard Lazalde, LAT, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Kellie Lotshaw, LAT, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Stephanie Vermillion, LAT, ATC

Graduate Assistant

Amanda Beers, LAT, ATC

Graduate Assistant