All student-athletes who have not previously played an NCAA Division III sport at Penn State Altoona (including incoming freshmen, first-year newcomers to a team, and transfer students) must have the following two forms completed and submitted to Penn State Altoona Athletic Training prior to the start of practice and competition:

1. Sports Medicine Packet

This packet contains information such as emergency contacts, insurance information, consent for treatment by ATC, and assumption of risk.

2. Physical Exam Form / Sickle Cell Trait Lab Report

This form can be completed by your family physician or the Penn State Altoona Health and Wellness Center. Appointments can be made at the Health and Wellness Center by calling 814-949-5540. No walk-in appointments! New students can be accommodated for physicals during SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) when they are on campus.

This physical form helps to make the sports medicine team and head coach aware of any pre-existing injuries or medical conditions. The certified athletic trainer may contact you if you recently had any surgery, have a pre-existing medical condition, or were diagnosed with a new medical condition to request additional clearances by your surgeon or medical specialist.

The sickle cell test is required for all NCAA Division III student-athletes. This test is an out-of-pocket expense for the student-athlete. It is not covered by Penn State.

**If you do not have health insurance coverage, you must submit one of the following affidavits to Penn State Altoona Athletic Training:

Affidavit of No Insurance (Under 18 years old)  /  Affidavit of No Insurance (18 and over)

Affidavits must be notorized. This can be done at the Switchboard at 101 Smith Building on campus. The Switchboard can be reached at 814-949-5000, and its office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All required forms should be submitted to:

Jessica Welsh

Penn State Altoona Athletic Training

132 Adler Athletic Complex

3000 Ivyside Park

Altoona, Pa. 16601

Fax: 814-949-5412