Faculty/Staff

At Indiana Wesleyan University, the Athletic Training Education program ministers to the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs of athletic training students as well as athletes. We are committed to teaching servant leadership and quality health care while integrating our emphasis in Christian development. Our faculty members are recognized leaders in the field of sports medicine. Our program’s philosophy is that each faculty member will not only teach in the core curriculum but also clinically practice with one of our intercollegiate athletic teams.

Jeremy J. Hunt, MD

IWU Team Physician and Medical Director
Dr. Hunt is a primary care sports medicine physician. His undergraduate degree was earned at Ball State University. He earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his Family Practice residency at Ball Memorial Hospital. After his residency, he completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship in the Ball Memorial Hospital Sports Medicine Program. Dr. Hunt is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is CAQ certified in Sports Medicine.

Marshall L. Trusler, MD

IWU Orthopedic Consultant
Dr. Trusler is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in injuries and disorders associated with the shoulder and knee. Dr. Trusler earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue University. He attended medical school at the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed an internship at the Indiana University Medical Center. His orthopedic training was done at the Indiana University Medical Center. Dr. Trusler received his fellowship training in Sports Medicine from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After completing his fellowship in 2000, he began his practice in Noblesville, Indiana, and joined Central Indiana Orthopedics in 2007. Dr. Trusler is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Melissa Cook; MS, EdD Assoc Prof; Exercise Science melissa.cook@indwes.edu Department - Physical Education Division - Health & Human Performance

Biography

Dr. Cook has been at IWU since the fall of 2007. She is the department coordinator for Exercise Science. She has taught a variety of classes, but her main focus is Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology and Biomechanics. In addition to teaching, she helps to coordinate the activities in the Human Performance Lab. Dr. Cook is also a member of ACSM. Dr. Cook lives in Marion with her husband Ben and two children, Tyler and Michaela. She enjoys anything outdoors, such as sports, gardening, hiking, etc.

  • B.A., 1997, University of the Pacific
  • M.S., 2002, California State University of Fullerton
  • Ed.D., 2005, Ball State University

Interests

Evaluation of IWU's Wellness Program and the impact of Title IX on female faculty that were in Division I athletics.

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