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Sports Medicine

The Valparaiso University Sports Medicine staff is committed to the well-being of its 450-plus student-athletes. The department consists of four full-time athletic trainers and four graduate assistant athletic trainers - all of whom are nationally certified by the Board of Certification and licensed to practice in the state of Indiana. The full-time staff has a variety of educational backgrounds and experiences, including masters’ degrees in relevant fields, which allow them to provide comprehensive care for the student-athletes.

On a daily basis, the Sports Medicine Department provides preventative care, initial evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries. They work in tandem with coaches, strength coaches, orthopedic surgeons and staff at Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute, the University Health Center, local family medicine practitioners and concussion specialists. The athletic training facility is located on the main level of the Athletics-Recreation Center.

Full-Time Staff  
Nathan Twedt, ATC, LAT Director of Sports Medicine
Caroline McKiddy, ATC, LAT Associate Athletic Trainer
Rebekah Reichard, ATC, LAT Assistant Athletic Trainer
Zachary Creighton, ATC, LAT Assistant Athletic Trainer
Physicians  
Anthony Levenda, MD Head Team Physician/Orthopedic Surgeon, Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute
Kelley Eshenaur, FNP University Health Center, Director
Michael Boxum, DO Family Practice, Boxum, Boxum, and Nowzaradan Medical Offices
Linda Boxum, DO Family Practice, Boxum, Boxum, and Nowzaradan Medical Offices
Michael Mirochna, MD Family Practice/Concussion Specialist, Lake Porter Primary Care