Athletic Training And Sports Medicine

Athletic Training And Sports Medicine

Click on the HERE for an exciting opportunity to become a student trainer with the COD Athletic Training and Sports Medicine program.

“Treating an injury requires a simple approach, when an injury takes place, it should be immediately identified and treated accordingly. Each athlete is then set up with a detailed treatment and rehabilitation plan that will help them get back to action as quickly and as safely as possible.”

The Athletic Training and Sports Medicine program offers theoretical and practical preparation to students interested in the effects of exercise on the human body.

Working in the Athletic Training Room can lead to clinical careers in athletic training, athletic medicine, sports-related paramedic services, cardiac rehabilitation, sports nutrition, athletic strength and conditioning. Students working in the room usually transfer to a four-year university to pursue degrees in Physical Education, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Sports Medicine.

Athletic Trainer: Todd Conger 

Phone: 760.773.2586

[email protected]

Athletic Trainer: Valerie Calderon

Phone: 760.776.7311

[email protected]


Athletic Training Room

2017 Hours



Monday – Friday    12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Sign-up sheet on the athletic trainer’s door inside Athletic Training Room. Athletes must sign-up for treatment, rehab and evaluations. Walk-ins may be seen ONLY if there is an opening in the schedule. Acute injuries and in-season sports will have priority in scheduling. If an athlete has a class during this time, he/she must provide a class schedule and make other arrangements with the athletic trainer.


TBD per practice schedule on file.

If an athlete has a class during this time, he/she must provide a class schedule and make other arrangements with the athletic trainer.


ONLY by appointment with the athletic trainer. Priority is given to in-season athletes.


Thursday 1:30 to 2:30, by appointment with the athletic trainer.


Every other Wednesday afternoon, by appointment with the athletic trainer.


COD ATS guidelines

EAP Athletics

Preparticipation Physical Evaluation

PPE Instructions

Men's PPE

Women's PPE

Dear Visiting Team and Athletic Trainer,

The College of the Desert Roadrunners Sports Medicine Staff would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your team (or team's) to COD for this fall-winter-spring competition year. We hope that your visit is enjoyable and injury free. It is our desire to make you visit to Palm Desert as easy as possible.

During your visit to COD, the following will be available:

*Ice Water/Bottles
*Injury Ice
*Splints and Crutches
*Certified Athletic Trainer and Staff
*Locker Room Taping Tables
*Trainer to tape your players before a competition

You and your athletic teams will have access to the Athletic Training Room during regular training room hours, prior to, and during competition. If you or your student athletic trainers are not traveling with the team and treatment is needed, please e-mail me or call ahead of time so that we may know what specific treatment is needed.

Below is a list of useful phone numbers and email addresses:

COD Training Room
Head Athletic Trainer: Todd Conger, M.S., A.T.C.
Phone: 760.773.2586
Office: Sports Medicine Center - Boone Field
Email: [email protected]

COD Director of Athletics
Gary Plunkett
Phone: 760.773.2581
Office: Kinesiology 102C
Email: [email protected]

Eisenhower Medical Center
(24-hour Emergency Department)
39000 Bob Hope Dr, 
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Phone: 760.340.3911

Desert Regional Medical Center
Hospital and Main Campus
(24-hour Emergency Department)
1150 N Indian Canyon Dr,
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Phone: 760.323.6511

John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital
(24-hour Emergency Department)
47111 Monroe St, 
Indio, CA 92201

Phone: 760.347.6191

COD Campus Security
Phone: 760.341.2111

If you have any problems, concerns, or any special needs while playing the College of the Desert Roadrunners, please do not hesitate to ask for assistance or call ahead of time, so that we may try to accommodate your needs.

Good luck in the upcoming year!

Todd Conger, M.S., A.T.C. and Training Staff