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.
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.
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.