Melissa Ebig is entering her 21st year at Duquesne University as the Director of Sports Medicine Services. A member of the athletic training staff, Ebig oversees all operations and procedures of the athletic training rooms at the Palumbo Center and Rooney Field house, including the coordination of clinics, procedures, treatments and rehabilitation of Duquesne's student-athletes. Ebig is also responsible for the supervision and instruction of athletic training students in the undergraduate program at the university.
Ebig serves as head athletic trainer for men's and women's tennis and men's and women's cross country in addition to overseeing all athletic training operations for the university's 16 Division I programs.
A graduate of Slippery Rock University, she was a student athletic trainer at "The Rock" where she worked with both men's and women's athletic programs from 1988 through 1991. Ebig graduated from SRU with a bachelor's degree in health science.
Ebig continued her education and received a master's degree in exercise physiology/sports medicine in April 1993 from the University of Pittsburgh. While pursuing her master's degree, Ebig was an athletic trainer in the Pittsburgh City Schools from 1991 until 1993.
She served as the coordinator of athletic training/sports medicine in the 2001 NCAA Women's Basketball East Regional Championship and the 2002 Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds, both hosted by Duquesne University at Mellon Arena. She also served as the coordinator of athletic training/sports medicine at the 2012 Men's Basketball Second and Third Rounds, both hosted by Duquesne University at CONSOL Energy Center.
Holding an active interest in research within the sports medicine field, Ebig presented her ankle research study entitled, "Firing Pattern of the Dynamic Stabilizers of the Ankle in Response to Sudden Stress" at the 1993 annual meetings of the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association meeting in Philadelphia and the National Athletic Trainers' Association meeting in Dallas. This article was published in the August 1997 issue of The Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy. More recently Ebig presented her study, "Functional Testing of the Upper Extremity" at the 2008 National Athletic Trainers' Associtation Annual Meeting in St. Louis.
Ebig is an adjunct faculty member for the John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences at Duquesne. She is certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and is a member of the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association. She holds a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania certification as well as American Red Cross, First Aid, CPR and AED certifications. She also holds a Performance Enhanced Specialist Credential through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.