Centenary Sports Medicine
Monday, September 10, 2007

Alan Edwards begins his 15th year as head athletic trainer for the Centenary athletic program. Edwards is a 1991 graduate of McNeese State University with a bachelor of science in health and physical education. He earned his master's degree in exercise science at Northeast Louisiana University in 1993. Edwards' services are provided through a partnership between Centenary College and Christus Schumpert Health System.

Dustin Bradstreet enters his seventh year as an athletic trainer at Centenary having moved to Shreveport from Wichita, Kansas. Bradstreet is a 2001 graduate of Fort Hays State University where he received a bachelor of science degree in physical education with a focus in athletic training. He continued his education at Fort Hays and graduated in 2003 with a masters degree in Health and Human Performance with emphases in exercise science and sports administration. He is certified with the National Athletic Trainer's Association Board of Certification and has been in good standing since 2001.

Mike Peck is in his fifth year with the Centenary athletics program after working extensively with many of the area schools and professional teams since 2001. He previously assisted with the athletic trainers at LSU-Shreveport and the Shreveport Sports independent baseball team while serving as the head athletic trainer for the Bossier-Shreveport BattleWings of the AF2. Peck earned both his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an emphasis in athletic training, and his Master of Science in Physical Education with an emphasis in Sports Administration from Fort Hays State. Prior to attending Fort Hays, Peck served in the United States Army and Army Reserve for 11 years.

Edwards, Bradstreet and Peck also supervise student and volunteer assistants as they gain valuable experience in their pursuit of becoming Certified Athletic Trainers. Student and volunteer assistants obtain practical experience at home and on the road, working with the Gents and Ladies athletic teams.

The Centenary College sports medicine facility is located on the bottom floor of the Gold Dome, where continued improvements have resulted in an enhanced facility.

The improvements include an upgraded computer system with injury tracking software, the addition of two stationary bicycles, and an increased storage capacity for the daily supplies used in treatments of student-athletes.

The training room is equipped with modalities to assist athletic trainers in the treatment of injuries of Centenary athletes. The room also contains training tables, an ice machine, and a whirlpool.