Athletic Training And Sports Medicine

Welcome to Our Sports Medicine Center

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.



Valerie Calderon
Phone: 760.776.7311

Todd Conger
Phone: 760.773.2586

Brenda Valdez Nava 



Open Clinic Hours - Monday to Friday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM OR as events dictate.
Rehab & Treatment 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM ONLY  

Acute injuries and in-season sports will have priority in daily care.

Athletes must sign-in for any treatment, rehab, and evaluations.

If hours conflict with class, athlete must provide a copy of class schedule and make other arrangements with AT Staff.


COD Health Care Team

Our Health Care Team includes physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists.  All appointments must be coordinated with athletics training staff in advance. Priority is given to in-season athletes. 

PPE Instructions ←

Men's PPE ←

Women's PPE ←

Athletics Hand Book ←

Emergency Action Plans ←

Desert Hospitals ←

Find AT Clinic ←


COD's new Associate of Science degree in Sports Medicine offers theoretical and practical preparation to students interested in the effects of exercise on the human body. Our Sports Medicine Center provides internship opportunities to those interested in clinical careers such as: athletic training, physical therapy, paramedic services, sports nutrition, physical education, and strength and conditioning. 

"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 safely as possible."

Interested in becoming a student intern? Click HERE
Interested in our Sports Medicine AS Degree? Contact Meridith Dillon (  


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

COD Director of Athletics
Gary Plunkett
Phone: 760.773.2581
Office: Kinesiology 102C
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