The primary goal of the athletic training department at Pine Manor College is to provide all student-athletes with quality care through evidence-based practices. All members of the sports medicine staff will work as a cohesive unit in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries/illnesses. Furthermore, the healthcare of every student-athlete will be managed through a goal-oriented approach which will take into consideration their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
While a goal of the sports medicine team is full participation in athletics, the safety of the student-athlete remains the main priority. Medical clearance is determined solely by the athletic trainers and the team physician.
Pine Manor College's Head Athletic Trainer, is a full-time certified athletic trainer who provides medical services to each of the institution's six intercollegiate sports. In addition, a graduate assistant athletic trainer spends 20-25 hours a week assisting the head athletic trainer in the medical treatment and coverage of all sports.All student-athletes have full access to the athletic training staff and facilities before and following all practices and contests.
ALL Medical Clearance Forms MUST be submitted by mail or in person in a sealed envelope by the following dates:
|Fall Student-Athletes||August 1|
|Winter Student-Athletes||September 1|
|Spring Student-Athletes||December 1|
Mail Forms in a sealed envelope to:
Pine Manor College
Athletic Training Services
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
To ensure the safety of our student-athletes, all athletes must be medically cleared to participate in athletics at Pine Manor College (PMC). To be cleared the following steps must be completed in full:
1. PHYSICAL EXAM: All first-year and transfer student-athletes must have a physical exam that is dated within six (6) months of their first scheduled practice. All returning student-athletes must complete a NEW physical every twelve months. Providing a letter from your physician stating that you have completed a physical is NOT sufficient -- You MUST submit a complete physical. The preferred physical form is available here: Physical Exam Form
2. HEALTH INSURANCE: In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you must have proof that you have health insurance. If you are enrolling in the school's insurance you do not need to do anything. If you are waiving the school's insurance you need to bring your own insurance card as proof. If a copy of the card is provided the front and the back must be included and clearly legible.
3. CONCUSSIONS: All student-athletes are required to read the Concussion Fact Sheet which details the signs, symptoms and risks associated with sustaining a concussion. Student-athletes that are under 18 years of age and need a guardian's signature may sign the Concussion Waiver Form prior to arriving on campus after they review the fact sheet listed above. All others must wait until after they attend the informational meeting held on campus. In adition, all studnet-athletes are required to fill out a Concussion History Form prior to beginning practice.
4. ADHD: If you are being treated for ADHD with a drug classified as a stimulant, you must provide comprehensive documentation signed by a physician. Please refer to the NCAA ADHD Documentation Guidelines and the NCAA ADHD Reporting Form.
5. SICKLE CELL TRAIT: The NCAA is in the process of mandating that all student-athletes provide documentation of their sickle cell trait status. Sickle cell trait is a genetic disorder that can be diagnosed by a blood test. More information about the condition can be found within the PMC Sickle Cell Fact Sheet and the NCAA Sickle Cell Fact Sheet. You can confirm your status by:
• Contacting the hospital where you were born or your pediatrician to see if they can confirm your status as every infant born in the United States is tested at birth. Documentation must be signed by the physician and brought with you to campus. • Informing your physician that you need a sickle cell blood test during your physical. If the test is positive, further testing may be required. Documentation must be signed by the physician and brought with you to campus.
• The athletic training staff will assist you in undergoing proper testing once you arrive on campus. While awaiting results you may still participate in athletics; however, you must agree to the following conditions: Sickle Cell Testing Confirmation. Only sign this form prior to arriving on campus if you are under 18 years of age and require a guardian's signature.
While it is strongly recommended by the NCAA and Pine Manor Athletic Training Services that you confirm your sickle cell status, you can decline to do so by signing the Sickle Cell Testing Declination Form. Only student-athletes that are under 18 years of age and need a guardian's signature may sign prior to arriving on campus and you must first review the fact sheets listed above. All others must wait until after they attend the informational meeting held on campus.
6. MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION: Pine Manor Athletics requires full medical documentation for the safety of all of our student-athletes. As a result, the following forms are available electronically to assure that all student-athletes can easily obtain medical clearance:
FIRST YEAR/TRANSFER STUDENT-ATHLETES: CLICK HERE
RETURNING STUDENT-ATHLETES: CLICK HERE
7. PRESEASON: Finally, make sure you are ready for double sessions during preseason! click here for tips on preparing yourself for the heat: Heat Illness Prevention.