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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    Stacy Dahlkoetter

    Athletics

    Athletic Trainer

    Stacy Dahlkoetter Athletics

    Athletic Trainer

    Stacy Dahlkoetter is from Grant, Neb. She attended Concordia University, Nebraska from 2006-2010, where she majored in Biology with a Cellular & Molecular Emphasis and minored in Chemistry. Dahlkoetter was accepted into the Athletic Training Graduate Program at the University of Nebraska, Omaha and graduated from the program in May 2012. She began working at Concordia in August 2012. She covers men's and women's soccer, softball, and men's and women's indoor/outdoor track.

    Dahlkoetter is a Board Certified Athletic Trainer and a State Licensed Athletic Trainer, as well as holding cerfitication in Professional Rescuer CPR, AED, and First Aid.

    She is an Allied Health Professional member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association (MATA), and Nebraska State Athletic Trainers' Association (NSATA), for which she is the Nebraska representative on the MAATA Scholarship Committee.

    In her free time, Dahlkoetter enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling staying active with running, biking, skiing and hiking.

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    T.J. Schmidt

    Athletics

    Athletic Trainer

    T.J. Schmidt Athletics

    Athletic Trainer

    T.J. Schmidt, a native of Blair, Neb., began his position as assistant athletic trainer at Concordia University on July 8, 2013. Schmidt graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in nutrition, exercise and health sciences. He went on to earn his master’s degree in athletic training from Texas Tech University.

    Schmidt is an accomplished athlete having lettered four times as a gymnast for the Cornhuskers. He received All-America honors and served as a team captain.

    Following college, Schmidt interned in athletic training at the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire. He then worked as the athletic trainer at Alvord High School in Alvord, Texas, immediately prior to joining the Concordia athletics training staff. Schmidt has also spent portions of recent summers as an athletic trainer and gymnastics coach at a gymnastics camp called Flip Fest in Crossville, Tenn.

    Schmidt’s hobbies include camping, fishing, wakeboarding, skiing, snowboarding and hiking.