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Athletic Training

Welcome to the Carleton College Sports Medicine (Athletic Training) website. Carleton College supports 20 intercollegiate athletic teams for men and women, including numerous varsity sports and many club teams.

Sports medicine, more specifically athletic training, deals with the medical care of our student-athletes. This care includes the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries that may occur to our student-athletes.

The Carleton College sports medicine staff consists of a team physician, 3 certified athletic trainers (ATC's), a physical therapist, and approximately 12-18 sports medicine assistants. The staff of ATC’s and sports medicine assistants (SMA’s) provides on-site medical coverage to our varsity teams. This coverage includes before and after practice and game/meet coverage. An ATC is also available for 4 hours a week and some game coverage for club athletics.

There are four training rooms on campus located at the Recreation Center, Laird Stadium, West Gymnasium, and Cowling Recreation Center. Our main office is located in the Recreation Center training room.

Sports Medicine Staff

Chad Alladin, ATC Head Athletic Trainer
Phone:
(507) 222-7371
Email:
calladin@carleton.edu

Chad has been at Carleton since 2008 and is employed through the Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in Northfield. Chad has been a working as a certified athletic trainer since 1998. Prior to becoming the head athletic trainer for Carleton College, Chad worked for sports medicine and rehabilitation clinics in Richmond, IN and Janesville, WI where he worked both in rehabilitation and high school outreach settings. Chad completed his B.S. in athletic training at Minnesota State University-Mankato and also interned with the Minnesota Vikings.  He primarily provides practice and game coverage for football, men's basketball and baseball, but also works with all varsity athletes at Carleton. Chad teaches the Principles of Athletic Training course, which all Carleton sports medicine assistants must complete. Chad lives in Elysian, MN with his wife Molly, and children Sophia and Ahmad.

Heather Benning, ATC
Phone: (507) 222-7371
E-mail: hbenning@carleton.edu

Heather started working at Carleton in 2013 and is employed through the Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in Northfield. Heather has been working as a certified athletic trainer since 2012. She completed her B.S. in athletic training at Winona State University. Along with working at Carleton she works on call at Mayo Clinic providing athletic training coverage in outreach setting at high schools. Heather is currently working on her master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  At Carleton, Heather provides practice and game coverage for volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s basketball, and softball.

Charlie Jeffers, ATC, CSCS
Phone:
(507) 222-7371
Email:  cjeffers@carleton.edu

Charlie started working at Carleton in 2003 and is employed through the Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (CSMR)/Northfield Hospital. Charlie has been an athletic trainer for 27 years. Prior to Carleton he worked for 17 years in physical therapy and sports medicine clinics, with the majority of that time coming at Two Rivers Center at a Northwest Suburban Clinic. Charlie attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He and his wife, Jackie Nesbitt, live in Bloomington, with their large Airedale, Max. When not working with Carleton's soccer, cross country, or track and field student- athletes, he's probably "watching tennis, wishing I was playing with them."

Ann Wieber-Young P.T.
Phone:
(507) 222-7371
E-mail:
 ayoung@carleton.edu

Ann has been at Carleton since 1993, initially as the sole certified athletic trainer while working at CSMR as a physical therapist. Her role at Carleton has evolved to her present position offering physical therapy services to varsity athletes two days per week each at Carleton and St. Olaf. She specializes in neck and back care along with sports-related musculoskeletal orthopedics and customized orthotic fabrication. She is also on call to cover athletic events when necessary. Ann keeps close ties to Carleton events and happenings by way of the athletic director and chair, Gerald Young, who happens to be her husband. Go Knights!

Dr. Scott M. Koehler, MD
Sports Medicine Specialist
Phone: (507) 222-7371

Specializing in acute sports injury management, injury rehab, recovery and return to play, sports performance, exercise physiology, and spine and concussion management. His first year of practice was in 1999. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School, internship and residency at Oregon Health Sciences University, fellowship at the University of Utah Hospital,  Dr. Koehler has been at Carleton since 2000, practicing through Allina Medical Clinic, 1400 Jefferson Rd, Northfield, MN 55057, 507-663-9000.

Associations/Memberships:  American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Professional Activities: team physician for Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges; medical director for Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (CSMR); physician pool, U.S. ski and snowboarding teams; medical staff at the 2002 & 2010 Winter Olympic Games and 2005 Snowboarding World Championships; and advanced injection techniques and spine procedures at Northfield Hospital.

Contact Us

Recreation Center Training Room (main office): x7371
West Gymnasium: x4054
Cowling Recreation Center: x5589
Laird Stadium: x5177

Athletic Training Hours

ATC evaluation hours for varsity athletes (at Rec Center): Monday - Friday, 12:30pm - 2:30pm or by appointment.

ATC evaluation hours for club athletics (at Rec Center): Mondays, 11:00am - 1:00pm or by appointment and Thursdays 12:00pm - 2:00pm, or by appointment.

Physical therapy treatment hours (at Rec Center) - varsity athletes only. By appointment with doctor's referral only, Tuesdays: 12:00pm - 3:00pm and Fridays: 12:00pm - 3:00pm.

Dr. Koehler's hours - varsity athletes only; by appointment only - Monday afternoons.

Other training areas open for practice around 2:00pm and are available for varsity athletes until 6:30pm. Hours may vary by sport, days and according to practice schedules. Please ask the ATC assigned to your sport for specific hours.

Medical Forms

First-year student-athletes will need to fill out both an Athletic Trainers Information form and the Medical History form sent to them by Student Health and Counseling.

Returning athletes must fill out an Athletic Trainers Information form and the Health History for Returning Student-Athletes medical form.

To Become a Sports Medicine Assistant (SMA)

As a SMA, you would be assisting the ATC's with varsity athletics here at Carleton College. Job description includes:

  • Must be certified and able to provide standard first aid and CPR. (If you do not have your certification, with a commitment to work, we will provide that for you.) 
  • Provide routine taping, stretching, and exercises. Provide superficial modalities, such as ice or hot packs. Provide other modalities when approved and under the supervision of ATC/R.
  • An SMA is a paid position at Carleton College through work study. You must take PE 316: Principles of Athletic Training before becoming a SMA. You will learn all the skills you need to know for this position in these classes and while on the job.