Joe joined the Calvin College Sports Medicine Staff at the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year. He served as the assistant athletic trainer for three years and took over as head athletic trainer in time for the 2010-11 academic year. Dykstra is in charge of providing athletic training services to all Calvin College student-athletes.
A native of Zeeland, Michigan, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training from Hope College (Holland, MI). He has also been employed by Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI) while he earned a Master of Arts in Athletic Training and Sports Management. During his time in Kalamazoo he served as the athletic trainer for the Bronco men’s soccer and softball teams.
During his free time he enjoys downhill skiing, kayaking, camping, golfing, and playing basketball. A skilled wood-worker, he also enjoys building custom made wood kayaks.