Gustavus and the NATA Celebrate National Athletic Training Month

Posted on March 9th, 2010 by

This year’s National Athletic Training Month theme is:  Sports Safety is a Team Effort.  Gustavus Adolphus College currently employees six full-time Certified Athletic Trainers.  Along with these six individuals Gustavus also houses a CAATE accredited Athletic Education Program.  Gustavus Certified Athletic Trainers are medical professionals who are experts in injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, particularly in the orthopedic and musculoskeletal disciplines.

Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians and other health care professionals to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients.  At Gustavus, the athletic training team will provide the best health care possible to all student athletes.  Athletic Trainers are a key component to the health care team for the student athlete.  Athletic Trainers in Minnesota must work in conjunction with a supervising physician, and be registered with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.  At Gustavus, we are very luck to work with some of the best health care providers in Minnesota.

Gary Fetzer, MD
Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon,
TRIA Orthopaedic Center

  • Specializing in sports medicine.
  • Medical Degree – University of Iowa.
  • Residency – Washington University at St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship – TRIA Orthopaedic Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Robert Gazzola, MD
Family Practice Physician Mankato Clinic Daniels Health Center

  • Interest in sports medicine and practices a full scope of family practice.
  • Received his premedical education from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin and Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota.
  • Received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Gustavus Adolphus College Student Health Services

  • Houses a Physician Assistant and a Nurse Practitioner.
  • The mission of Gustavus Student Health Service is to promote and provide quality health care and education, while enhancing healthy lifestyles.
  • Available to all Gustavus Students.

Gustavus Athletic Training Website


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