Required Pre-Participation Medical Clearance Documentation
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETING SPORTSWARE AND SUBMITTING PRE-PARTICIPATION MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION: July 29, 2019
Below you will find all of the information you need in order to be cleared for participation for intercollegiate athletics here at Curry College.
**Please note that these forms are in addition to the medical forms required by Curry College Student Health Services. We do not receive paperwork you send to Health Services.
At Curry College, we use an electronic medical record called SportsWare. You will need to go onto this program to complete the necessary documentation required to participate in your sport. All student-athletes, incoming and returning, are REQUIRED to complete SportsWare and the required forms EVERY academic year.
Please print the following directions to guide you through the pre-participation medical clearance process:
New Student-Athlete Instructions Curry College ID for SportsWare: "Curry Sports Med"
Physical Exam Requirements
ALL student-athletes must have a complete physical exam within 6 MONTHS of the first day of their FIRST PRACTICE. For example, if the first practice is 8/14/2019, then the student-athlete must have a physical exam on or after 2/14/2019.
This physical exam requirement is an NCAA by-law and mandatory for any student-athlete interested in playing an intercollegiate sport. We realize and apologize for any inconvenience as most insurance carriers only pay for one physical exam per year; however we cannot accept any physical exam dated more than 6 months and the student-athlete will NOT be allowed to participate until a new physical exam is obtained.
**YOUR PHYISCAL EXAM MUST HAVE THE DATE OF EXAM FILLED IN**
Health Insurance Requirements
Please note: Student-athletes are not allowed to waive the Curry College insurance coverage if their insurance carrier is from outside the U.S. or if they have a Commonwealth Care or Health Safety Net Plan. Please click here for additional information.
Sickle Cell Trait Testing
The NCAA mandates that all student-athletes have knowledge of their Sickle Cell Trait status. Student-athletes have the following three options:
1. Show proof of sickle cell testing done at birth. Upload to SportsWare a copy of the student-athlete's newborn Sickle Cell Testing results.
2. Obtain a sickle cell solubility test, done by your physician. The expense of testing is your own but many insurance companies will cover the cost. Please use the verification form on which can be printed from SportsWare. Once your physician has completed the form you may upload it to SportsWare.
3. Sign a waiver declining option 1 and 2. This form must be completed before the student-athlete participates in any intercollegiate activity, including strength and conditioning sessions, try-outs, practices, or competitions. The waiver can be printed, signed and uploaded on SportsWare.
Athletes who are positive for Sickle Cell Trait will not be prohibited from participating in intercollegiate athletics. For additional information on Sickle Cell Trait please view the NCAA's website.
NCAA Banned Substance Exception - ADD/ADHD, Asthma and Hormone therapy
Banned substances include those used to treat ADHD/ADD, Asthma and hormone therapy used in gender transition. If the student-athlete has been prescribed medication that is banned by the NCAA you must have the prescribing medical practitioner complete the Banned Substance Exception Form which can be found and downloaded from SportsWare. Once complete, please upload a copy of the documentation to SportsWare.
For more information on banned substances and the NCAA please visit:
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETING SPORTSWARE AND SUBMITTING PRE-PARTICIPATION MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION FOR ALL SPORTS:
July 29, 2019
SportsWare Online "Cleared" Status
** Please note the athletic training staff is out of the office until July 29, 2019. We will begin to update statuses on SportsWare to "Cleared" once we return and have had a chance to review all of the SportsWare accounts. If you play a Fall sport and do not see "Cleared" checked off by August 5, 2019 please contact us at the email below to determine what is missing. Winter and Spring sports should contact us after August 14, 2019 if "Cleared" is not checked off. We first review Fall sports followed by Spring and then Winter.
Please contact Kelly Melville, Head Athletic Trainer at email@example.com, Mariah Hanson, Athletic Trainer Mariah.firstname.lastname@example.org or Jayson Hill, Athletic Trainer Jayson.Hill@curry.edu. You will receive a response within 72 hours.