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URSULINE COLLEGE SPORTS MEDICINE
Welcome to the Ursuline College Athletic Training Website! The goal of the sports medicine staff is to provide the best medical care possible for all athletes. To prepare for the upcoming season, and to help alleviate any confusion, the following information is provided.
- Please refer to Welcome letter/Checklist form for a list of all paperwork which must be filled out and completed prior to participation in intercollegiate sports at Ursuline College
- Every athlete is required to have a pre-participation physical from our team physicians prior to participation in her intercollegiate sport. Medical approval for athletic participation is at the discretion of the Ursuline College team physician
- At pre-participation physicals, student-athletes should bring copies of all rehabilitation notes, physician notes, test results, etc., for any pre-existing injury/illness/medical condition, for review by the team physician or designee.
- Ursuline College DOES NOT COVER MEDICAL EXPENSES FOR ANY ADDITIONAL TESTING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR MEDICAL CLEARANCE
- If you are currently taking any ADD/ADHD medications, you must have your prescribing physician fill out an ADD/ADHD Medical exception Form. This must be done yearly.
- In the event of an athletic injury, Ursuline College carries a secondary insurance policy for athletic injuries only. Please refer to the Athletic Insurance Information form for further information.
- PARENTS: It is recommended that you review and explain your insurance policy to your daughter
Athletic Trainer Quick Facts:
- Athletic Trainers are members of a healthcare profession and are recognized by the American Medical Association
- Athletic Trainers are first responders for acute injuries and medical emergencies, they also recognize, evaluate, treat, rehabilitate, prevent and manage musculoskeletal injuries
- Athletic Trainers work as part of a healthcare team which includes working under the direction of a licensed physician
- Athletic Trainers coordinate care with physicians and other allied health professionals
- Athletic Trainers must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college/university. Nearly 70% of athletic trainers have a Master’s or Doctoral degree
- Athletic Trainers receive formal education in the areas of (not complete list): human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, statistics, risk management, injury prevention, therapeutic modalities, psychology, nutrition, therapeutic exercise, orthopedic clinical evaluation, first aid and emergency care, and health care administration
- Athletic Trainers must pass a comprehensive exam to earn the ATC credential. An independent national board certifies athletic trainers
- Athletic Trainers must retain certification by completing 75 hours of approved, medically related continuing education units every 3 years
- Athletic Trainers must adhere to requirements of state licensing boards. Athletic training licensure/regulation currently exists in 46 states, including Ohio.