Athletic Trainers at Bronson Methodist Hospital - Bronson Healthcare
When you have a sports injury, our athletic trainers bring their "A-Game." They work with our doctors in the areas of prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, rehabilitation and other treatment options.

Sports Medicine: Incident to ED Preparedness

A Symposium dedicated to the coordination of care for the athlete with a medical emergency. CME credit available.
Friday, July 31, 2015
At Donald "J" Seelye Athletic Center, Western Michigan University
If you're a first responder, physician or athletic trainer, learn more!

Why Choose Bronson Methodist Hospital for Athletic Training?

  • We provide sports medicine services to Kalamazoo Valley Community College, The Kingdom soccer organization, and more than 20 high schools
  • Our athletic trainers with Master degrees in athletic training, are nationally certified and licensed in the State of Michigan
  • Partnership with Western Michigan University to provide graduate assistant certified athletic trainers to regional high schools and Kalamazoo Valley Community College at no cost to the schools
  • Bronson Orthopedics & Sports Medicine doctors supervise athletic trainers at participating schools, and serve as team doctors for the Kalamazoo Wings Hockey team, Kalamazoo College, Albion College and Western Michigan University
  • Conducts free sports injury walk-in clinics

Conditions We Treat

  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Back pain
  • Cartilage injuries (such as meniscus)
  • Fractures
  • Hand, wrist and elbow injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Ligament injuries (such as ACL tears)
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Tendonitis

Athletic Training Services & Treatments

Our Athletic Training Team

Jeffrey Willson Athletic TrainerJeffrey Willson, MS, AT, ATC
Jeff is licensed in Michigan and a certified athletic trainer since 1978. Prior to joining Bronson Training Network, Jeff was with K Valley Orthopedics as director of college & high school athletic trainer network for 10 years, and clinical athletic trainer in the physical therapy department for 22 years.  Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Hillsdale College and a Master of Science in athletic training from Western Michigan University.

Heather Sjoquist Athletic Trainer

Heather Sjoquist, MS, AT, ATC, CSCS
Heather is licensed in Michigan and a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist since 2006. Prior to joining Bronson, Heather served two years as a full-time faculty member in the WMU undergraduate athletic training program. Prior to her teaching position, she held the assistant athletic trainer position at Olivet College in their athletics department. Heather earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Grand Valley State University, and Master of Science in athletic training from Western Michigan University.

Scott Sell Athletic TrainerScott Sell, MS, ATC
Scott is licensed in Michigan and a certified athletic trainer since 2010. Prior to joining Bronson, Scott worked at Kalamazoo College as an Assistant Athletic Trainer. He has also served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wis., and completed a two-year athletic training internship with the Indianapolis Colts. Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Indianapolis and a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University. 

Tyler Depuydt, MS, ATC, CSCS
Tyler is licensed in Michigan and a certified athletic trainer since 2015. Prior to joining Bronson, Tyler was the head athletic trainer and strength coach at Loy Norrix High School in Kalamazoo, Mich. He earned a master's degree in athletic training from Western Michigan University and a bachelor's degree in athletic training from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich. Tyler is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

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