The William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center
Location: The William J Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center is located on North Nevada within the health and wellness village on the UCCS campus between the UCCS Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences and the Ent Center for the Arts.
Plan Goals: The William J Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center will be a nationally renowned destination for elite athlete medical and performance-based clinical, testing and counseling services as well as a site for innovative sports medicine and sports performance research and related educational opportunities. The Hybl Center wiil be the first of its kind to integrate undergraduate and graduate education with clinical practice and research in a sports medicine and performance environment.
Three “centers of distinction” will be housed at the facility:
The Center for Tactical and Occupational Athlete Performance - aimed at helping military troops, police officers, firefighters and other first responders recover from major injuries, while helping to prevent new ones.
The Center for Athletes and Active Individuals with Physical Disabilities - will focus on helping athletes and others with special needs participate in sports.
The Environmental Health and Performance Center - will help elite athletes better perform in extreme conditions, such as at high altitudes, extreme cold and heat and hyperbaric.
Current Status: A cooperation Agreement between CSURA and UCCS has been approved and signed by CSURA and UCCS. The agreement has also been reviewed and approved by the state EDC. Eleven letters have been received from the National Governing Bodies of Sports certifying their professional relationships with the facility. On February 17, 2018 the Board of Regents approved naming the sports medicine and performance center the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center.
UCCS has completed the program plan and project budget for the center in cooperation with Penrose St. Francis Centura Health (who is now the partner in development and operation of the Sports Medicine and Performance Center.) The Centura Health board gave official approval of the partnership in July 2017. Architectural design selection began in January 2017. On June 15, 2017 the board of regents approved the 104,000 sf facility at a cost of 61.4 million dollars. Additionally, the capital development committee through the general assembly approved the spending authority for the 61.4 million dollars.
Centura will occupy half of the building for medical care and sports performance work and will manage the clinical operations. Classrooms, lecture halls and space for other academic programs will fill the rest of the space. About 1,500 exercise science, human anatomy, physiology, athletic training and nutrition students will study in the facility.
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs broke ground on October 18, 2018 for the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center. It was a landmark moment for the $61.4 million project – making it the second City for Champions site to begin construction. A "topping off" ceremony was held on July 31, 2019 as construction crews placed a piece of steel on the northwest corner of the building. The project is on budget and on schedule.
Project Completion:The building has been completed and the equipment and furniture installation began on May 18, 2020. Training and commissioning began on June 1st. The faculty are scheduled to move in June 24th thru the 26th. Medical imaging and performance clinics will open on Thursday, June 30th. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the grand opening events will be staggered between August 20th thru the 22nd. Classes will start on Monday, August 24, 2020.