Jessica Schmitz begins her first year on the Park University sports medicine team in 2017, as an assistant athletic trainer, after spending the last two seasons in the same role south of the river at UMKC.
Before UMKC, Schmitz was at Missouri S&T as an athletic trainer for nearly three years, helping the school earn the American College Health Association Concussion Protocol Award in 2015. She was also an Honorary M-Club member there in 2014.
She also worked at TMC Orthopedic in Houston, Texas in her first job out of school.
She was a graduate assistant trainer at Abilene Christian from 2009-11, working with the D-II National Champion track team. She earned her master's degree in exercise and sports science in 2011 from ACU.
A graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Schmitz earned her bachelor's degree in athletic training in 2009. She is a member of MAATA, MOATA, and Kansas City Athletic Trainers Society. Schmitz is a BOC Certified athletic trainer, as well as a state of Missouri, Texas and Kansas licensed athletic trainer.