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Frank Ramirez
Athletic Counselor
Location: Kinesiology Office 102
Phone: (760) 568-7519
Office Hours
By appointment:
To schedule an appointment to meet with the Athletics Counselor please call (760) 862-1318

Monday: 8:30am-6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am-6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am-6:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am-6:00 pm
Friday: : Closed

​Athletic Counseling

Your path to success as a Roadrunner!
Why do I need to see a counselor for student athletes?

  • To assist student-athletes in the identification of educational, career and personal goals
  • To empower student-athletes to reach academic, career and personal success
  • To increase retention, graduation and transfer rate of student athletes
  • To encourage each student-athlete to develop independence, self-advocacy and to mature mentally emothionally, physically and athletically.
  • To provide CCCAA, NCAA & NAIA Resources
  • To create an environment within the intercollegiate athletic program that promotes academic achievement.
  • To maximize the academic potential of student-athletes by providing an atmosphere that enhances learning skills, career development, and personal development.
So, where do I begin?
  • Apply to College of the Desert and take the Assessment test
  • Review & download a copy of the "Academic Handbook for Student-Athletes"
  • Attend a New Student Orientation
  • Develop a "Student Educational Plan" with a Counselor 
  • Make an appointment with the athletic counselor ASAP
  • Use the resources on this page!
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