Sports Medicine

At Concordia, athletics is much more than simply winning championships. It is about men and women having a great collegiate experience athletically, academically, and socially while serving the Lord by using their God-given gifts to the best of their abilities. The health care needs for the student-athlete extends from the care given by the athletic trainers, in conjunction with the team physicians and other health care personnel, which make up the sports medicine team. The sports medicine team plays an integral part of the success of all the athletic programs at Concordia University, Nebraska.

Athletic Participation Forms

Student athletes:  Please complete and return the forms below as requested. Contact the sports medicine staff or athletic department office at 402-643-7328 if you have questions.

Required for All Students

Additional Forms for New & Transfer Students

Policies and Information

Athletic Trainers

Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illnesses.  An athletic trainer (AT) is a person who meets the educational qualifications and standards set by the Board of Certification, Inc. and adheres to the requirements of a state licensing board.  ATs practice athletic training under the direction of a physician and are members of a healthcare profession recognized by the American Medical Association.  ATs must keep their knowledge and skills current by participating in continuing education on an annual basis.

Athletic Trainers are employed in secondary schools, colleges/universities, professional sports, physical therapy and sports medicine clinics, hospitals, corporations, industrial/occupational, military, law enforcement, and performing arts.  The National Athletic Trainers’ Association represents and supports more than 40,000 members of the athletic training profession.  Visit www.nata.org and www.nsata.org for more information.

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    Randy Baack

    Athletics, Health & Human Performance

    HHP Instructor, Head Athletic Trainer

    Randy Baack Athletics, Health & Human Performance

    HHP Instructor, Head Athletic Trainer

    Randy Baack currently serves as the Head Athletic Trainer at Concordia University, Nebraska. Baack took his position with the Bulldogs in 2002. 

    A Bulldog alum, he graduated from Concordia in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. During his playing days, he was a four-year letter winner in baseball. 

    After college, Baack spent five years serving as a teacher/youth director in two congregations in North Tonawanda, New York and Salt Lake City, Utah. 

    He then attended the University of Utah working toward certification as an Athletic Trainer. He graduated from Indiana State University with a master's in Athletic Training in 1996. 

    Baack spent six years as the Head Athletic Trainer at Potomac High School in Virginia before coming to Concordia. 

    Randy and his wife Jill are natives of Columbus, Ind. They have two daughters, Anna and Abigail. During his free time he enjoys playing sports, camping and spending time with his family.

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    Eric Lundberg

    Athletics

    Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Eric Lundberg Athletics

    Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Eric Lundberg officially began his tenure as Assistant Athletic Trainer at Concordia University on July 6, 2016. Most recently, Lundberg worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Minnesota State University Moorhead (2014-16).

    A native of Clear Lake, S.D., Lundberg graduated with a bachelor of science in athletic training from Dakota Wesleyan University in 2014. He served as a fullback for four years on the Tiger football team during the 2010-13 seasons.

    Lundberg then earned his masters of science in athletic training from North Dakota State University (2016) while simultaneously working at Minnesota State Moorhead where he served the Dragon football, track and field, softball and swimming and diving teams.

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    Ciera Eisele

    Athletics

    Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Ciera Eisele Athletics

    Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Hometown: Bremerton, Wash.
    Alma Mater: Dakota Wesleyan University

    Ciera Eisele began her duties as assistant athletic trainer on Sept. 3, 2018. Eisele works specifically with athletes from Concordia’s men’s and women’s soccer, softball and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field programs.

    Eisele arrived in Seward after graduating from Dakota Wesleyan University. She spent three years as a student athletic trainer for the Tigers. She also played volleyball for three seasons. Eisele earned her bachelor of science in athletic training from Dakota Wesleyan. She is a nationally registered EMT.

    Ciera is the daughter of Doug and Paula Eisele. Her interests include longboarding, cycling and recreational sports.

Team Physicians

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    Dr. Doug Tewes

    Athletics

    Team Physician

    Dr. Doug Tewes Athletics

    Team Physician

    Dr. Douglas P. Tewes serves as Team Physician for Concordia Athletics. 

    Dr. Tewes has been a physician with Lincoln Orthopaedic Center, P.C. since 1993. A native of Seward, Nebraska, he graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He completed  his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kentucky. During this time he was awarded the American Orthopaedic Association National Travel Award Fellowship for his research on knee ligaments. In addition, Dr. Tewes completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center.

    Dr. Tewes currently serves on the hospital staffs of Bryan Health, CHI St. Elizabeth, Lincoln Surgical Hospital and Seward Memorial Hospital. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. In addition, he is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Medical Association, Nebraska Medical Association, Nebraska Orthopaedic Society, and Lancaster County Medical Society. Dr. Tewes was nominated and selected by his peers for, "The Best Doctors in America" award in 2009-2010.

    Dr. Tewes’ dedication and commitment to sports medicine began while at the University of Kentucky where he became actively involved with their basketball program. His career is further highlighted by his award-winning research and his work with the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota Timber Wolves, and the University of Minnesota football team.

    Dr. Tewes’ decision to practice medicine comes from his devoted Christian belief to utilize his talents in the service of others. He strongly believes healing is more than physical, and integrates his faith in his interaction with patients and their families.