Eastern University Athletic Training Services provides support for each of Eastern’s intercollegiate athletic teams, while also providing opportunities for students to enter into the field of athletic training through an academic major within the Biokinetics department . The sports medicine staff is committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality medical services to every student-athlete. On-site medical services include, but are not limited to, prevention, recognition, evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries and illnesses, rehabilitation services, nutritional counseling, psychological counseling and drug education/counseling.
The sports medicine staff is composed of three certified athletic trainers, one team physician, one podiatrist and one dentist/oral surgeon. The team physician uses a comprehensive referral source of other specialty-trained physicians, including orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists and mental health personnel. A list of these referral services is kept in the sports medicine office. The sports medicine staff also works in conjunction with the health care staff of the Eastern University Health Center and the Cushing Center for Academic Support (CCAS) to meet all the physical and mental health care needs of its intercollegiate student-athletes.
The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) is a highly educated and skilled professional specializing in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the ATC functions as an integral member of the athletic healthcare team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, industrial settings and other healthcare environments.
The Eastern University Athletic Training Room
The Eastern University Athletic Training Room, located in the main gymnasium, is staffed by Eastern’s two full-time certified athletic trainers, along with a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer provided by the department’s relationship with NovaCare Rehabilitation. NovaCare Rehabilitation has partnered with Eastern University to provide on-campus physical therapy services to the entire Eastern community.The Athletic Training Room is located in the gymnasium and accessible via the main lobby by going directly across the main gym floor and through the double maroon doors on the far right. Athletic Training Services are coordinated by the Head Athletic Trainer with the assistance of the Assistant Athletic Trainers who administer care under the supervision of licensed physicians. These services are available to all intercollegiate student-athletes. Hours of operation are posted outside the doors.
Pre-Participation Examinations & Proof of Insurance
Before you will be allowed to participate in any team activities (e.g., practices, competitions, conditioning and/or weight training), you must be medically cleared and have the appropriate medical and insurance information paperwork on file in the sports medicine office. Eastern University Department of Athletics requires all student-athletes wishing to compete on an intercollegiate sports team to obtain physical examination clearance from an appropriately qualified medical physician prior to reporting for their respective season. Proof of insurance is also required for all prospective student-athletes prior to participation in any team activity. If you have been diagnosed with and/or are being treated for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), you are required to fill out an ADHD medical exception form as well. Finally, it is an NCAA mandate that all student-athletes know of their Sickle Cell Trait status.
Please download these forms, complete all of them as instructed and mail to the Eastern University Department of Athletics by the appropriate due date --- August 1 for all fall sports and August 15 for winter and spring sports. Please be advised that incomplete information regarding medical information and/or insurance information may result in delay of clearance; therefore, it is in your best interest to complete these forms carefully and without omission.
***NOTE*** --- In regards to the physical, the NCAA requires that all student-athletes have a Pre-Participation Examination (PPE) completed no more than six months prior to their first participation (practice, competition, or out-of-season conditioning activities). (Bylaw 17.1.5 of Division III manual)
Medical/ Physical Forms
Updated: Wednesday, 10 June 2015