Instructions for Intercollegiate Athletes, Club Rugby and Club Crew
Students planning to participate in intercollegiate sports at any level (Varsity or JV) or Club Rugby or Club Crew must complete the required Middlebury College Student Health Form. In addition, you must comply with NCAA rules and requirements of the Department of Sports Medicine. The information below will guide you through this process.
Your health care provider must complete and sign the Entrance History and Physical Exam and the Activity Clearance pages on the Student Health Form.
Return the completed Student Health Form to the following address:
Parton Center for Health and Wellness
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE INFORMATION BELOW:
NCAA 6-month Rule
Your physical exam must meet the NCAA 6-Month Rule. Athletic physicals are not provided by Parton Health Service or the Department of Sports Medicine. Completing the Student Health Form before the deadline and following team instructions will allow most students to meet this rule. More information is available at:
NCAA Rule on Sickle Cell Trait Testing
Beginning in August 2013, new NCAA legislation requires that schools must confirm the sickle cell trait status of incoming student-athletes before participation in intercollegiate athletics. More information is available at:
NCAA rule on medical exceptions for banned substances, including ADD/ ADHD medications
Students athletes must comply with the NCAA rule on medical exceptions for banned substances, including medications for stimulants used to treat ADHD/ ADD, male-pattern baldness, peptide hormones (human growth hormone), and anabolic steroids (testosterone). The student athlete must have on-file at the college complete documentation including a letter signed by the prescribing physician that includes all pertinent physical and psychological tests related to the diagnosis and treatment of the condition. Information will be sent to you from your coach with instructions on how to comply with this rule. More information is available at:
NCAA Annual Health Update and Sickle Cell Form
Every student trying out for an intercollegiate, varsity or JV program and club rugby and crew must complete the NCAA Annual Health Update and Sickle Cell process. These forms are available in the student health portal. Information about setting up a student portal account and completing the clearance process is available at this link: http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/services/health/sportsmed/all