ATHLETIC TRAINING AT ALMA COLLEGE
The Athletic Training program at Alma College exists to provide student-athletes with an opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics in a healthy and safe environment. Our goals are prevention, first aid, evaluation and treatment of athletic-related injuries, follow-up and rehabilitation, and counseling on available treatment options. We will help provide the medical resources necessary to allow student-athletes to return to play as soon and as safe as possible.
Dr. Jack Pinney, MD, is our team physicians and this is a part of a partnership with WellSport Sports Medicine, a division of MidMichigan Health System.
Maggie Ross, P.A.-C. is the medical director of the on-campus Wilcox Medical Center. She has several years of sports medicine experience and is especially helpful with general medical conditions.
Catherine Boerner, Bradley Smith, Denny Griffin and Phil Andre are all certified and licensed athletic trainers. They provide sports health care for injured athletes and are responsible for the daily operation of the Athletic Training room.
Athletic Training Students assist the professional staff in the Athletic Training Room and by providing supervised coverage at practices and games. These clinical experiences help them meet the requirements for Alma College’s major in Athletic Training.
WELLSPORT SPORTS MEDICINE
J.T Pinney, M.D., medical director for WellSport, is with MidMichigan Physicians Group. He is a board certified family physician with a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine from the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Pinney is a team physician for the Great Lakes Loons baseball team. Dr. Pinney works with a team of other experts throughout the middle of Michigan to evaluate, manage and treat patients in the most effective and efficient manner possible. This team includes: Rehabilitation professionals such as athletic trainers, physical therapists and occupational therapists who have specific expertise in working with athletes and treating specific injuries; Orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in each patient's specific injury; and other specialists as needed to address conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, weight management and arthritis that can limit an athlete's performance.
WILCOX MEDICAL CENTER
Maggie Ross, PA-C
Maggie Ross is the Physician Assistant at the Wilcox Medical Center on the campus of Alma College. She earned her undergraduate degree from Kenyon College and attended Physician Assistant School at Central Michigan University. She also helps teach units on General Medical Conditions and Public Heath with the Athletic Training Education Program.
Maggie can be reached at (989) 463-7181 or [email protected]
Amber Herman, RN-ADN
Amber Herman is the Registered Nurse at the Wilcox Medical Center on the campus of Alma College. She earned her degree from Mid-Michigan Community College. She also instructs units on General Medical Conditions and Public Health within the Athletic Training Education Program.
Amber can be reached at (989) 463-7181 or [email protected]
ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM
The Alma College Athletic Training staff operates out of the Athletic Training Room in the Hogan Physical Education Center. The Athletic Training Room is open during the entire school year. Hours are as follows:
Winter & Spring
Athletic Training Room Mailing Address:
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801
ATHLETIC TRAINING STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION
Catherine Boerner MS, AT, ATC, CSCS
Brad Smith AT, ATC
WellSport Sports Medicine
Maggie Ross, P.A.-C.
Phillip Andre MS, AT, ATC
Denny Griffin MA, AT, ATC
Instructor of Athletic Training