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Meet Your Athletic Trainer



Spectrum Health Medical Group is the preferred provider of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Services


Jason Burgess, MS, AT, ATC, CSCS


Jason Burgess is a nationally certified, state licensed athletic trainer. Employed through Spectrum Health, he has been the athletic trainer at Sparta High School since 2021.

Prior to Sparta, Jason served as the head athletic trainer at Zeeland East High School for eight years.

Now residing in the Conklin area with his wife and daughter, Jason was born and raised in Deckerville, Michigan, where he grew up playing a variety of sports. He was an All-State track athlete and currently holds sprint and relay records at his alma mater.

After high school, Jason completed his undergraduate studies at Grand Valley State University, majoring and receiving degrees in Athletic Training, Health Science, and Clinical Exercise Science. During his time at Grand Valley, he worked with multiple varsity teams, as well as with local high schools and other area collegiate athletic programs.

Jason’s graduate studies took him to Indiana, where he attended Valparaiso University. At Valpo, he served for two years as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, overseeing their NCAA Division I football team, as well as back-to-back Horizon League champion baseball team. During this time, Jason also completed a Master’s degree in Sports Administration.

Jason is nationally certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  He is a American Heart Association (AHA) BLS CPR Instructor, Stop the Bleed Instructor, and served as a clinical preceptor for the Grand Valley State University and Hope College Athletic Training Programs.



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