Fremont Health's Athletic Trainers

Certified Athletic Trainers are the only health care professionals who devote their entire education and professional lives to taking care of active people!  Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.

All Methodist Fremont Health Athletic Trainers are Certified through the National Athletic Trainer's Association.  

Methodist Fremont Health employs 4 full time and part-time certified athletic trainers that provide coverage, at no cost, to 8 area high schools and Midland University.


Phil Lutz is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a bachelors degree in Journalism. He also received his Endorsement in Athletic Training in 1989 and has been a member of Methodist Fremont Health's Sports Medicine Department ever since. Phil's primary responsibility is Fremont Bergan, Mead and Cedar Bluffs High Schools.


Chelsea Schmitt is a graduate of George Fox University with a degree in Athletic Training and she completed her Masters of Science in Athletic Training at Indiana State University.  She has worked as a student athletic trainer for various high schools and collegiate level settings in Oregon and Indiana while in school, prior to joining Methodist Fremont Health.  Chelsea covers women's volleyball and women's basketball at Midland University.  


Hannah Jones completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa.  After completing her degree in athletic training, she continued her education at Midland University, receiving her Master's in Education and Leadership.   Hannah provides athletic training coverage to Scribner-Snyder, Logan View, North Bend and BRLD (Bancroft-Rosalie-Lyons-Decatur) High Schools

john carda

John Carda completed his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, History and Athletic Training from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and received his Master's degree from the University of Nebraska in Omaha.  John has taught social studies for the Ekhorn school district, as well as serving as the head athletic trainer.  In addition, he has been a head athletic trainer for the International Gymnastics Camp in Pennsylvania; worked as an Athletic Trainer for the Nebraska All Star Developmental Boys Basketball Team, the US Men's Olympic Training Camp in Los Angeles, the Junior Olympics Track and Field in Omaha, the TJ Maxx Tour of Gymnastics Champions in Omaha, and with the NCAA National Wrestling Division 1 Championships in Omaha.  John provides athletic training coverage to Fremont High School

Becky Sullivan

Becky Sullivan started working for Methodist Fremont Health in 1999.  She helps with athletic training at a number of schools, with primary coverage to the outreach schools.  Becky graduated from Mount Marty College with a degree in Athletic Training and Biology.  She went on to get her Masters in Fitness Wellness Management from UNO.  Becky's favorite part of being a Certified Athletic Trainer is helping student athletes return to sports and seeing them safe as they continue in sports.  

Serina Bowen

Serina Bowen graduated from Doane College where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree with an endorsement in Athletic Training.  She started her Athletic Training career as the Head Athletic Trainer at The University of Texas, in Tyler, TX.  She then took a position as an Associate Professor and Athletic Trainer at Mesa State College, in Grand Junction, CO.  Since leaving Colorado, Serina has covered athletic events as an Athletic Trainer such as the Special Olympics, United States Roller Skating Championships, high school and collegiate athletics and professional tennis and basketball competitions.  She completed a Master’s of Education in Kinesiology from The University of Texas at Tyler, TX.  Serina also has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing, as well.