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.

Renee Kern, FNP, and Mandy Wolever, R.N. are the medical directors of the on-campus Wilcox Medical Center. She is especially helpful with general medical conditions and aids the athletic staff in orthopedic evaluations.

Catherine Boerner, Bradley Smith, Denny Griffin, Phil Andre, Robin Jones, Celeste Boyer, Casey Fougerousse and Ryan Sweeney 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.


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.


Renee Kern, FNP

Renee can be reached at (989) 463-7181 or

Mandy Wolever, R.N.

Mandy can be reached at (989) 463-7181 or


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:

Fall, Winter & Spring

• Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (new injuries and rehabilitation)
1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. (pre-practice set-up & practice)

• Saturday
Home Athletic Events ONLY (Hours will vary)
by appoinement

Athletic Training Room Mailing Address:

Athletic Training
Hogan Center
Alma College
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801
Fax: 989-463-7431


Brad Smith AT, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
(O): 989-463-7288

Catherine Boerner MS, AT, ATC, CSCS
Associate Athletic Trainer
(O): 989-463-7989

Celeste Boyer MS, AT, ATC, PES
Assistant Athletic Trainer
(O) (989) 463-7484

Casey Fougerousse MS, AT, ATC, CES
Assistant Athletic Trainer
(O) (989) 463-7485

Ryan Sweeney AT, ATC
Athletic Training Intern

WellSport Sports Medicine
Alma College Team Physician
(O) 989-837-9350

Renee Kern, FNP
Wilcox Medical Center
(O) 989-463-7181

Phillip Andre MS, AT, ATC
Director of Athletic Training Program
(O) 989-463-7430

Robin Jones AT, ATC
Clinical Education Coordinator
Instructor of Athletic Training
(O) 989-463-7429
(F) 989-463-7431

Denny Griffin MA, AT, ATC
Instructor of Athletic Training
(O) 989-463-7988