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Sports Medicine

Cosumnes River College is proud of its sports medicine program and facilities. The athletic trainers offer quality medical care to the student athletes at CRC.  They are responsible for the prevention, care, treatment and rehabilitation of our student athletes’ injuries. The athletic trainers are first on the scene when an injury occurs and it is their responsibility to evaluate the injury and determine the first (and subsequent) course of action. Those actions often are treatment and rehabilitation in the athletic training room by our staff. 

One of the objectives of the athletic training program is to return the injured athlete back to full activity, as quickly and safely as possible. The athletic trainers are able to provide individual, focused care allowing the athlete to return to their pre-injury performance level. Whatever the case may be, it is up to the athletic trainers to make the correct assessment and plot the proper course for full recovery.


Michael Deutsch - Head Athletic Trainer

Michael Deutsch is starting his 24th as CRC’s Head Athletic Trainer. Prior to that, he spent 3 years each at CRC and American River College as the athletic trainer while on contract through Crowl Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine (for a total of more than 29 years association with Los Rios CCD.) He earned a B.S. in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training from CSU, Sacramento in 1981 and worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at San Francisco State University for 2 years.

Mike was been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1982 (through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification.) Additionally, Mike earned and held a California Physical Therapist Assistant’s license for over 20 years. He has cared for thousands of student athletes at CRC and an untold number of other athletes and patients at colleges, universities, physical therapy clinics and hospitals.

Julie Madsen - Assistant Athletic Trainer

Julie Madsen has worked as an NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer since 2003. Julie attended UC Davis and earned a B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. She has a Master’s in Sport Performance and Injury Prevention from Cal Penn.

Julie has worked with every NCAA level, high schools, and some semi-pro sports as an athletic trainer. She has also coached collegiate rowing for 6 years and worked in corporate health and wellness. Julie is a certified strength and conditioning coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She has been working with Mike Deutsch and CRC athletes since 2007 and loves her time spent with the Hawks.



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