The Western Illinois Athletic Training Department provides first-class sports medicine services to the student-athletes of Western Illinois University. All services offered are within the six domains of the Board of Certification Standards of Practice. The six practice domains include: Injury Prevention, Healthcare Organization, Emergency Care, Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Treatment, Orthopedic Evaluation/Clinical Diagnosis, Administration and Professional Responsibility.

The Western Illinois Athletic Training Department and its staff has several purposes to carry out while working with Western student-athletes. First, gold standard medical protocols and treatments should be used for all athletic injuries and illnesses. Second, return student-athletes to competition when medically safe. Third, stay current with new treatment recommendations for athletic injuries. Fourth, adhere to BOC practice standards, State of Illinois Athletic Training Practice Standards, and the NATA Code of Ethics. Lastly, all staff members should garner and demonstrate advanced athletic training knowledge through continuing education, and maintain all professional certifications required.

Finally, Western Illinois Athletic Training aims to be a division of excellence within the athletic department. We are committed to the health and wellness of our student-athletes, and to the success of Western Illinois University.

Team Physicians:

Title Name
Primary Care Physician
Dave Miller, D.O., F.A.C.O.I.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Ronald Wheeler, M.D.
Podiatry Idol Mitchell
Ted Pawlias
Optometry/Ophthalmology Tim Bengtson
Chiropractic Ryan Bruenger

Athletic Trainers:

Title Name Email Primary Sport Responsibilities
Head Athletic Trainer Chad Cerullo Football, Golf, Cheerleading
Director of Sports Medicine/Associate Head Athletic Trainer Molly Reis Women's Basketball, Cheerleading
Assistant Athletic Trainer Lindsay Moore  Volleyball/Softball
Assistant Athletic Trainer Zach Ruble Men's Basketball
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer Jason Johnson Football
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer Kristin Kuhar
Track & Field, Cross Country
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer Michael LaVallee Men's Soccer, Swimming & Diving
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer Kelsey Michelini Women's Soccer, Swimming & Diving
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer Amy Bednarko  Volleyball, Softball, Tennis
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer Logan Severson  Baseball

Important Links:

American College of Osteopathic Internists:

American College of Sports Medicine:

National Athletic Trainers Association:

Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer:

NCAA Health and Safety:

NCAA Sports Medicine Handbook: 2013 NCAA Sports Medicine Handbook

Illinois Athletic Trainers Association:

Student-Athlete Medical Forms:

Phone: 309-298-1253
Fax: 309-298-1960

Mailing Address:

Western Illinois Athletic Training
Intercollegiate Athletics
Western Hall 213
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

WIU Athletics Department


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