International students who intend to play an NCAA Division III sport at Penn State Altoona must have the following forms completed and submitted to Penn State Altoona Athletic Training prior to the start of practice and competition:
This packet contains information such as emergency contacts, insurance information, consent for treatment by ATC, and assumption of risk.
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.
All requirements from this form must be met for international health insurance plans to be accepted.
Are you an international student that needs assistance with getting U.S. approved insurance?
Please contact an adviser listed below:
Penn State Altoona
Ms. Kandy M. Szymusiak
International Student Adviser & International Student and Scholar Advising Global Programs
Slep Student Center, 103J Altoona, PA 16601 USA
University Park - State College, Pa.
Ms. Karen Kline
Student Insurance Manager
0304 Student Health Center, University Park, PA 16802
Internationally Sponsored Students
Mr. Eric Wein
General Information Line at University Park