Trent M. Guess


Associate Professor

HealthSouth Professorship

Faculty, Health and Rehabilitation Science

Educational Background

• PhD – Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
• MS – Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
• BS – Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Content Expertise/Teaching Responsibility

  • Motion Analysis
  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
  • Kinesiology
  • Research Methods

Research Interest – Director, Mizzou Motion Analysis Center

• knee biomechanics, motion analysis, osteoarthritis, anterior cruciate ligament, joint loading and movement, computational biomechanics

Additional Certifications

• Fundamentals of Engineering

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Education Award, University of Missouri – 2017
  • Top Three University Winner, Simulating Reality Contest, MSC Software – 2016
  • 2nd Place, Grand Challenge Competition to Predict In Vivo Knee Loads – 2013
  • Faculty Scholar Award, University of Missouri – Kansas City – 2007


Publications and information regarding scholarly activity and service may be viewed in Dr. Trent Guess’ Curriculum Vitae.

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  • Department: Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Department: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Department: Health Psychology
  • Department: Occupational Therapy
  • Department: Physical Therapy
  • Athletic Training
  • Physical Therapy Program
  • Master of Public Health
  • PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • UMKC Pharmacy @ Mizzou
  • Office of Student Services
  • Career Services
  • MU Adult Day Connection