Communicable Disease/Illness Policy



Prior to engaging in the clinical portion of the Athletic Training Program all students must have an immunization record on file at the Wellness Center.  This record should include:  Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, and Diphtheria.  All immunizations are the responsibility of the individual student.  Each student must also complete a physical examination and submit a record of the examination to the Athletic Training Program Director.

Bloodborne pathogen training sessions for admitted students are done annually at the start of each fall athletic camp.  Pre-admission students receive their initial training during fall term, prior to beginning their observation experiences.  This is followed by additional training in KIN 225:  Introduction to Athletic Training I.  Records for these training sessions are kept in each student's portfolio in the office of the program director.

When an athletic training student becomes ill, they must follow the procedures outlined below:

  1. An athletic training student suffering from any of the following symptoms should notify their preceptor by 8:00 AM: fever respiratory illness, flu-like symptoms, nausea, and body aches.
  2. The athletic training student should then contact the Wellness Center.
  3. Once the athletic training student has been evaluated by the Wellness Center staff, they must obtain a written slip summarizing the diagnosis and recommendations for activity/treatment.  This slip should be delivered by the student to the supervising preceptor when the student is able.
  4. After being apprised of the athletic training student's health status, the preceptor will determine the clinical status of the student.

The preceptor has the final decision as to the status of the athletic training student's assignment.


I have read and agree to abide by the Athletic Training Program Communicable Disease Policy.



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