Craig Elder – Athletic Trainer, Athletic Training Manager

Craig Elder

Athletic Trainer, Athletic Training Manager
The William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center


Craig is an Athletic Trainer and licensed health care clinician in the state of Colorado. He spent 25 years in academia directing and teaching in athletic training & sports performance curriculums prior to working at CommonSpirit. At CommonSpirit, he has developed hospital-based sports medicine service area utilizing athletic trainers as health care providers with local schools, local organizations, and orthopedic & sports medicine clinics. He enjoys working with physicians to establish interprofessional approach to health care for sports medicine and leading the athletic training clinician team. Craig earned his bachelor’s from Berry College, master’s from Auburn University and doctorate from The University of Alabama. 


  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)