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Sports Science & Research

To ensure that you receive the best and most innovative care possible at Avera, we invest in research and innovation. We strive to understand the athlete’s body and impact of training in a way that benefits your performance.

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Advancing Sports Science Through Research

Learn about the methods and goals of Avera Sports’ current research projects:

If you’re interested in participating or receiving more information about any of these studies, contact our Principal Investigator Derek Ferley PhD, CSCS, at

Get the Athletic Republic Advantage

Gain speed and explosiveness through our Athletic Republic sports training program. This unique speed, strength and conditioning approach incorporates non-traditional, revolutionary methods to take you to the next level.

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Stay Active, Stay Healthy

To learn more about programs available near you, contact one of our Avera Sports locations:

  • Aberdeen – 605-229-8336
  • Mitchell – 605-995-2445
  • Pierre - 605-224-3162
  • Sioux Falls – 605-322-3278
  • Yankton – 605-668-8357

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Individual & Team Performance Programs

Take advantage of individual and team performance enhancement programs, such as:

Information Straight from the Experts

Read blogs from our Avera Sports experts and learn how you can play an active role in caring for your body. You’ll discover tips on training, injury prevention, rehabilitation and more. Read posts.

Live Better. Live Balanced. Avera.

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