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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.

Joe Ochoa - Assistant Athletic Trainer

Joe Ochoa has been an Assistant Athletic Trainer at CRC since spring 2010.  Joe attended Sacramento State University where he earned a B.S. Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training.  He worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for Sacramento High School in the spring of 2005 prior to entering graduate school at the University of Texas at El Paso where he was the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Women’s Soccer team.
Joe earned his certification in 2006 to become an NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer.  Joe graduated from UTEP in the summer of 2007, completing a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science.  In August 2007 Joe was hired as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Miami working with NCAA Division I and Olympic caliber Track and Field/Cross Country athletes.   Joe is also working towards a future goal of getting into Physician’s Assistant school in an effort to become a PA.

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