Culver-Stockton’s Rob Carmichael inducted into Missouri Sports Medicine Hall of Fame

June 29, 2023

Rob Carmichael, the head athletic trainer for Culver-Stockton College (C-SC) for nearly 30 years, was recently inducted into the Missouri Sports Medicine Hall of Fame presented by the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association (MoATA).

Carmichael received the honor during a ceremony held June 9, 2023, by MoATA, a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, District 5. Since 1984, individuals have been honored annually in MoATA’s Missouri Sports Medicine Hall of Fame for their lifetime or long-standing contributions to the profession of athletic training and the athletic health care of student-athletes in the state. Eligible nominees are nominated by their peers across the state. Carmichael was honored along with fellow recipients B. Bus Tarbox of the Columbia Orthopaedic Group and Ron DuBuque of the University of Missouri as this year’s inductees.

“It is truly an honor and very humbling to receive this recognition,” Carmichael said. “It’s something I never expected. It is very heartwarming to realize that my peers recognize and respect my contributions at a level to even consider an honor like this.”

Carmichael earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education with a minor in athletic coaching from Northwest Missouri State University. He received his master’s degree in health education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He became certified in athletic training in 1991 and licensed in 1992. He served as the assistant athletic trainer for the former Southwest Missouri State University for two years before joining the C-SC faculty in 1994.

During his time at C-SC, Carmichael was instrumental in developing the curriculum for the college’s 4-year academic athletic training program, including not only the curriculum but also supporting materials for assessments, evaluations, and policies. He started the then Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited program at C-SC in 2000 and served dual roles as the program director and head athletic trainer for 15 years. In 2011, Carmichael was named the NAIA Head Athletic Trainer of the Year by the former NATA College/University Athletic Trainers’ Committee. He currently serves on the Athletic Advisory Council, Substance Abuse Committee, and the Threat Assessment Team.

Off-campus, Carmichael has been active with MoATA since 2014, serving as chair of the Honors & Awards Committee and the association’s secretary before becoming president of the organization and serving from 2020 through 2023. He is a Sports Medicine Fellowship advisory committee member for the Quincy Family Practice-SIU School of Medicine. He is married to his wife, Diane, and they have two children and three grandchildren.