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SMP Health and DCB Team-Up

Date Published: 4/19/24


Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is excited to reach an agreement with SMP Health, Bottineau that provides a local support system to student athlete experiences.

SMP Health has agreed to provide indirect supervision of athletic trainers associated with DCB. Carolyn Rygg was hired by DCB in January to oversee the Athletic Department while maintaining her athletic training commitment with DCB. The SMP Health supervision services will be carried out by Dr. Tyrone Berentson, a UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences graduate with a specialty in Sports Medicine. He completed his residency and sports medicine fellowship through Altru Healthcare in Grand Forks.

The newly formed relationship between SMP Health and DCB creates a local relationship and brings together the two institutions to better serve the community. DCB has seven collegiate sports with over 100 student athletes. “I am excited to be a part of this agreement with a facility in Bottineau and look forward to growing this relationship. Dr. Berentson and Chris have been great to work with throughout this process.” Corey Gorder, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. This agreement provides professional guidance with periodic consulting to monitor and improve the performance of student athletes through athletic training.