CUAA ATHLETIC TRAINING
Concordia University and the athletic training department is specifically charged with protecting the health of and providing a safe environment for each of its student-athletes as it coordinates and provides health care to the student-athletes in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
The purpose of the Athletic Training staff at Concordia University Ann Arbor is to provide the best medical care possible for our Cardinal student-athletes in which to compete in intercollegiate athletics. The primary goal of our program is to prevent athletic injuries from occurring. However, with the knowledge that injuries are inevitable, our medical staff is equipped to perform immediate care, evaluate and treat athletic injuries and provide post-injury rehabilitation for our student-athletes, and also to advise them regarding available treatment options. Our goal always is to provide the medical resources necessary to allow student-athletes to return to competition as soon as it is safe to do so.
The certified athletic trainers at CUAA work under the direct supervision of the physicians from St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Our team physicians are board certified in family practice with a specialty in sports medicine, as well as board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Our team physicians are: Dr. Corey Dean, MD; Dr. Kristopher Aalderink, MD; and Dr. Brian Borden, MD.
The athletic training department will provide medical coverage, with its staff and/or students, for all official in-season practices and competitions. Every effort will be made to provide coverage for non-traditional seasons during the academic school year. Summer workouts and/or non-approved, off-season athletic events will not receive coverage.
If a student-athlete is injured while participating in an official intercollegiate sport activity they will be evaluated by a certified athletic trainer, be provided immediate care, and referred for follow-up care when necessary. Appropriate documentation of the injury/illness, including immediate management and follow-up plan will be maintained in the student-athlete's personal athletic medical file.
FIELDHOUSE/STADIUM ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM STAFF:
Dan Meier MS, AT, ATC – Head Athletic Trainer – Office: (734) 995-7435
(Football, Cheer & Dance, Golf, Tennis, Bowling, Men’s Lacrosse)
Kasey Ficken MS, AT, ATC – Assistant Athletic Trainer – Office: (734) 995-7362
(Volleyball, Cross Country, Women’s Basketball, Softball, Women’s Lacrosse)
Carter Pallett MS, AT, ATC – Assistant Athletic Trainer – Office: (734) 995-7508
(Men’s & Women’s Soccer, Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Track & Field)
FIELDHOUSE ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM HOURS (during Fall/Spring semesters)
Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Designated time for rehabilitation and new injuries)
After 3:00 PM Athletic Trainers will be covering practices
Weekends: Dictated by sporting events
STADIUM ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM HOURS (during Fall/Spring semesters)
Monday-Friday: 1:00 PM – End of Practices
Weekends: Dictated by sporting events
PRE-PARTICIPATION MEDICAL CLEARANCE INFORMATION (.pdf format)
All of the student-athletes who intend to participate in intercollegiate athletics at Concordia University Ann Arbor must have completed a physical examination performed by a physician, a thorough medical history, have read and signed all risk waivers, and demonstrate proof of primary insurance that covers athletic injuries. All of this information must be on file with Athletic Training prior to participation. All student-athletes may login to the electronic medical records system and update/complete all required medical information on or after June 1. The deadline for completion is August 1.
Link to ATS Instructions
Link to CUAA Physical Form
Access ATS at https://www.atsusers.com/atsweb/login.aspx?db=atscuaa
If there are any questions regarding physical examinations, insurance or injuries, or you have forgotten your ATS username and/or password, please contact the Athletic Training staff.
The final decision on participation is the responsibility of Concordia University Ann Arbor’s Team Physician. The Team Physician also makes the decision on when an athlete may return to competition after an injury/illness.
VISITORS INFORMATION (.pdf format)
EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS FOR EACH ATHLETICS VENUE (.pdf format)
STUDENT-ATHLETE EDUCATION (.pdf format OR external website)
LINKS TO POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (.pdf format)