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University of Arizona Club Sports 
Sports Medicine Services

Club Sports Athletic Training Services

The University of Arizona Campus Health and Campus Recreation Departments are committed to providing high quality medical services to fulltime student-athletes currently participating in club sports at the University of Arizona. Club sport student-athletes can utilize the athletic training medical services for an evaluation of an injury sustained DURING an approved club sport event or activity.

Athletic Training:

The medical field of athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Athletic Trainers are certified by the Board of Certification Inc. nationally and are licensed through each states respective medical licensure board. Certified Athletic Trainers must adhere to each states medical practice act that defines the scope of practice for that particular state.

Additional Medical Services:

The University of Arizona's Campus Health Services provides a number of medical, counseling, nutritional, physical therapy and women's health services. To learn more about these services 
visit their website or call 520-621-6490.

Medical Disqualification Policy

The Sports Medicine staff will make every effort to get an athlete back to play, but it must be done safely and appropriately. The student athlete does NOT have to right to make the decision to return to play without the consent of the certified athletic trainer or team physician they are working with. In the event that an athlete ignores or chooses to disregard medical disqualifications given by a certified athletic trainer or team physician, the athlete will:

At the minimum, be suspended from participation in any club sport event (practice, game, tourney, travel, etc) for at least 1 week regardless of the season or phase of season (pre, post, etc).
Any further disciplinary action will be decided at the discretion of the Club Sports Medicine Staff and the Coordinator of Club Sports.

Concussion Policy

The University of Arizona Campus Health and Campus Recreation Departments are committed to providing the best possible healthcare to our student-athletes. Concussions are serious injuries that need to be taken care of properly. If not treated correctly, there is a greater risk for further, more disruptive injury, and/or longer recovery time. In order to ensure that any athlete that suffers from a concussion is safely returned to play, the following procedure will be followed for every concussion:

The athlete will be immediately removed from play and evaluated by a certified athletic trainer. If a certified athletic trainer was not present at the time of injury, the athlete should report to the athletic trainer (AT), to be evaluated by the certified athletic trainer, or to a physician as soon as possible.
The athlete will be informed about their injury; will be given information and recommendations regarding participation and at home instructions.
Please see the Medical Disqualification Policy for information on consequences for not following the recommendations of the certified athletic trainer and/or physician.

Additional Information

Pre-participation screening:

It is highly recommended and encouraged to have an annual orthopedic and general physical examination prior to participating in any sporting or physical activity. The University of Arizona Campus Health Services provides complete pre-participation physical examinations. To schedule an appointment, please call 520-621-6490. Fees may apply.

Insurance Policy:

The University of Arizona and the Department of Campus Recreation does not provide accident, medical, or sickness insurance for club sport members, and is not responsible for paying medical costs associated with injuries incurred through participation in voluntary club sport activities.

It is strongly recommended that all club members have an accidental/medical plan in effect prior to participating in club activities. For more information about insurance see the Campus Health Services website.

Assumption of Risk Form

An Assumption of Risk form must be completed and registered on file with the Department of Campus Recreation prior to practicing or participating in any club sponsored event.