Athletic Training Faculty

The Heidelberg Athletic Training Department faculty are diverse and energetic professionals who truly have a desire to educate and mentor athletic training students. We are current in athletic training methods, national education standards and philosophies because of our commitment to continuing education and professional development.

Trevor Bates Trevor Bates
DHSc. A.T. Still University (in progress), M.S. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. Millikin University, AT, ATC
Associate Dean of Health Sciences
Director of the Athletic Training Program (CAATE)
Chair of the Athletic Training Department
Associate Professor of Athletic Training

Professor Bates came to Heidelberg in 2007, after teaching and working clinically and academically at his alma mater, Millikin University.  At Millikin, Professor Bates served as a faculty member, clinical education coordinator, and provided clinical coverage for Football, Men's Basketball...

Tyson Depinet Tyson Depinet
B.S. Heidelberg University, M.A. Kent State University
Associate Athletic Trainer - Coordinator of AT Services
Instructor of AT
Primary Clinical Coverage for: Football & Men's Basketball

Tyson is newer to the Heidelberg Faculty in a fulltime capacity but has been very involved in the AT program over the past 5 years in a variety of ways.  Tyson brings a great balance of skill, knowledge, experience, personality and energy to the AT Department with the historical perspective...

Ryan Musgrave Ryan Musgrave
B.S. Wilmington College, M.S. Indiana University, AT, ATC
Coordinator of Clinical Education
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
Athletic Trainer

Ryan Musgrave started at Heidelberg University in 2002 as the Head Men’s Athletic Trainer. Prior to coming to Heidelberg he attended Wilmington College, where he obtained a BS in Athletic Training and Sports Management. He completed his Master’s Degree in...

Jessica Rager Jessica Rager
B.S. Wright State University, M.S. California University of Pennsylvania, AT, ATC, PES
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
Associate Athletic Trainer
Clinical coverage for: Men's & Women's Soccer, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field

Prior to coming to Heidelberg in 2012, Professor Rager spent the previous five years at Marietta College. Jessica's professional experience includes extensive experience both in collegiate varsity athletics as well as with a CAATE accredited Athletic Training Education Program. As a nationally...

Jena Suffel Jena Suffel
B.S. Wilmington College, MEd Valdosta State University
Athletic Trainer
Instructor of AT
Clinical Coverage for : Volleyball, Cross Country, Women's Basketball & Softball

Jena is an exciting professional that brings great energy and an amazing attention to detail.  She has experience and the DI athletic level as an AT and Instructor.

  • NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Member of the Heidelberg Faculty...
Name Title(s) Phone Number
Monica Bates Athletic Training Graduate Assistant 419-448-2158
Melissa Metzelfeld
Graduate Assistant
Clinical coverage for: Football & Baseball