Athletic Training

Trine Thunder athletics prides itself on its groundbreaking sports medicine facilities and its well educated staff. If you join the Thunder, you can be sure that you will be taken care of. We have an orthopedic physician and several licensed and practicing trainers on staff to make sure that you will rehab and recover from any potential sports related injury.

Meet Our Sports Medicine Staff


Jessica Sapp
Nick Tjeerdsma

Sports Medicine      
Head Athletic Trainer Jessica Sapp sappj 260-665-4846
Associate Head Athletic Trainer Nick Tjeerdsma tjeerdsman 260-665-4846
Assistant Athletic Trainer Aaron Turner turnera 260-665-4846
Assistant Athletic Trainer Kyle Whonsetler whonsetlerk 260-665-4846
Assistant Athletic Trainer Joseph McCudden   260-665-4846
Assistant Athletic Trainer David Morey   260-665-4846
Athletic Trainer Intern Claire Ellingson    
Athletic Trainer Intern Michaela McGuire    
Team Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Brett Gemlick    
Team Orthopedic Physician Dr. Joseph Mattox    


Physical Forms

In compliance with NCAA recommendations and University policy all athletes must undergo an athletic physical. Please print off and complete each of the following forms except for the Student Athlete Handbook.

Incoming freshmen and transfers should contact Head Athletic Trainer Jessica Sapp to receive their physical packet. All incoming freshmen and all student-athletes must have a physical on file with the athletic training staff. 

ACSM and NCAA Joint Statement Sickle Cell Trait and Exercise

Return filled out physical form to:

Trine University
Head Athletic Trainer
1 University Avenue
Angola, IN 46703