A beam-topping ceremony commemorated the big step for the UCCS campus and the City for Champions initiative. The beam signified the beginning of the end of construction on the Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance center.
“It will change the way we deliver health care for Colorado Springs,” said Dr. Vankat Reddy, one of the chancellors for UCCS.
The 104,000-square foot center will be the first of its kind to integrate undergraduate and graduate education with clinical practice and research in a sports medicine and performance environment.
“We expect 14-hundred undergraduate and graduate students to study here in the fields of exercise science, human anatomy, physiology, athletic training and nutrition,” Dr. Reddy told the eager crowd.
Penrose St. Francis Health Services and Centura Health will manage the clinical operations.
The project is set to be completed in about nine months.