Penn State Altoona Athletic Training & Sports Physicals

Penn State Altoona Athletic Training & Sports Physicals

Deadlines to Submit Physicals for 2019-20 Varsity Athletes:

M/W Soccer, W. Volleyball, M/W Tennis - Aug 9

M/W Golf - Aug 16

Baseball, Softball - Aug 26

M/W Swimming - Sep 9

W. Bowling - Sep 16

M/W Basketball - Oct 1

M. Volleyball - Oct 15

Athletic Training Policies:

HIPAA Medical Release

Training Room Policy and Procedures

Medical Treatment Policy at Home Competitions

Injury Claim Submission and Protocol

2019-20 NCAA List of Banned Substances

Required Paperwork for Student-Athletes:

Freshmen / Newcomers / Transfers


International Students


  • 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

Fax: 814-949-5213

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  -

Health and Wellness Center Contact Information:

Penn State Altoona Sheetz Health and Wellness Center website

Phone: 814-949-5540

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.