Athletic Training Policies:
Required Paperwork for Student-Athletes:
- It is the student-athlete’s responsibility to have all required forms, including sickle cell test results, turned in to the Athletic Trainer prior to practicing and competition. NO student-athlete will be allowed to participate without clearance from the certified athletic trainer.
- If you have any questions regarding preliminary requirements, participation, or sports medicine, please contact your team's head coach or certified athletic trainer.
- Recent surgery or physical therapy must be specified to the athletic trainer. If you have had surgery within the last year, or if you are currently in physical therapy, you will need additional paperwork from your surgeon or prescribing medical provider stating that you are fully cleared to participate or if you have any restrictions. This paperwork is in addition to the physical paperwork packets.
All required paperwork must be submitted via mail or fax:
Jessica Welsh, Penn State Altoona Athletic Training
132 Adler Athletic Complex
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, Pa. 16601
If you have any questions about the required paperwork process for Penn State Altoona student-athletes, please contact:
Jessica Welsh, Head Athletic Trainer - 814-949-5325 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Health and Wellness Center Contact Information:
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Appointments for physical exams can be made at the Sheetz Health and Wellness Center by contacting the office ahead of time. No walk-in appointments! New students can be accommodated for physicals during SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) when they are on campus.