The main athletic training room is located within the Jim and Dot Boothe Athletic Training Education Building. This building is a 2400 square foot complex that is located across from the cafeteria. The modalities available include: ultrasound, electrical stimulation units, cryotherapy, whirlpools, hivamat, game ready, paraffin, iotophoresis, and hydrocollator packs. In addition, there are 6 treatment tables and 2 taping tables located within this area.
The main training room also houses Encore Physical Therapy which serves both community patients and UM student athletes, faculty, and staff. The rehabilitation area has a variety of tools and equipment to allow a seamless transition for UM student athletes to work back into their sport with as little time lost as possible.
The secondary training room is located in Pharr Gym and serves to provide treatment and taping options for UM basketball and volleyball teams and their opponents. This training room houses emergency equipment as well as additional athletic training supplies.
What to bring if you are a visiting team:
* Stocked training kit
* A letter from your Certified Athletic Trainer if there are athletes with specific medical conditions or concerns.
* Insurance information for your team- both primary and secondary
What to know if you are a visiting team:
* All taping and treatments should be arranged in the main training room, not at the field.
* Athletic trainers do not arrive at a field until 30 minutes before the game.
* The training room is open approximately 2 hours prior to each game.
* A phone call or email will suffice to let us know when to expect you for taping
* During the game, your team will be supplied with water, cups, injury ice, and access to basic emergency supplies.
* Please remember that we do have our own sports to take care of and your patience is appreciated.
Jacob Lewis, ATC
In 206-17, Jacob will begin his second year as Head Athletic Trainer for UM's athletic department. Overall Jacob has been a part of the UM athletic training staff since July 2013 serving as the assistant athletic trainer for 2 years prior to his promotion. Jacob has covered Men's and Women's Soccer and Softball for the past two years, and will now move into coverage for Men’s and Women’s Basketball.
Overseeing 400+ student athletes, 16 intercollegiate athletic teams, 4 junior varsity squads, athletic training students, drug testing, insurance claims and referrals, and managing 3 certified athletic trainers on staff has made Jacob’s first year challenging yet rewarding to his overall professional skill set.
Jacob completed his undergraduate degree at Division II Delta State University in Cleveland, MS in May 2013. He is married to Lauren Lewis, a graduate of UM, and current teacher at Robert E. Lee Elementary. In his pastime, Jacob is an avid outdoorsman that loves archery hunting and fishing.
Board of Certification 2013
Keith Stanton Remke Jr, ATC
In 2016-17, “Stan” will begin his first year as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at UM. Stan is a 2016 graduate from the University of Alabama and a recent BOC credentialed athletic trainer. His clinical experiences while at UA centered around baseball, basketball, soccer, wrestling, and football. Stan completed an internship in the summer of 2015 at Clemson covering sports and administering pre-participation exams.
Stan will assume an athletic training role with Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Track. His job responsibilities will be to render care and treatment for those student athletes within his designated sport, oversee athletic training student seeking clinical experiences, and managing the daily operations of the training room.
Kristen C. Rather, DPT, ATC,
UM Physical Therapist/ Encore Rehabilitation
Kristen begins her 5th year as UM's on campus physical therapist. She is employed by Encore Rehabilitation and is the director for the Saraland clinic location. Kristen began her career at the University of Mobile and graduated with a B.S in Athletic Training in 2004. She returned to Alabama State University to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Kristen is on campus 3 times a week to oversee physical therapy protocols for all UM athletes, faculty, and/ or staff members. Kristen also teaches within UM’s athletic training program.
Kristen is married to Ben Rather and has 2 children, Isaac and Emorie.
Stephen B. Cope, M.D.
A recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions, Stephen B. Cope, M.D., is a fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder as well as cartilage restoration of the knee.
After receiving his medical degree from The University of Alabama School of Medicine, Dr. Cope completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Campbell Foundation-UTCHS Orthopaedic Residency Program in Memphis, Tennessee. He then received advanced fellowship training from renowned sports medicine surgeons Dr. James Andrews and Dr. William Clancy at the American Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the team physician for the University of Mobile and currently serves as the head of the doctors' committee for the Senior Bowl.