Messiah AT: Required Forms for Athletes
Dear Athlete and/or Parent,
The athletic training staff at Messiah College is here to serve the medical needs of our intercollegiate athletes. In order to facilitate that process, Messiah College and the NCAA require certain forms to be completed prior to the onset of your upcoming sport season.
Required Messiah College Forms:
1) open and complete the following Word forms.
2) save each form to your desktop.
3) email them to AthleticTraining@messiah.edu
No athlete is permitted to compete or attend a practice until all forms are completed and received .
Forms that must be completed:
New Athletes Returning Athletes Transfers
Consent Form X X
If you are not 18 during any portion of your sport season, your parent/guardian must sign the consent form as well.
Required College and NCAA forms:
All FIRST TIME (e.g., Freshmen) student athletes must have a physical exam performed by a physician and complete a Health History Form. These forms can be found on the Engle Health Center webpage. Returning athletes DO NOT need a physical from a physician since you've already received a physical upon entering college.
The NCAA mandates that all 1st time college athletes receive a physical exam within six months of the start of your traditional or non traditional season. To avoid having to get two physical exams please wait until May 1 before getting your exam. Mail your completed Health History and Physical Exam forms to the Engle Health Center no later than August 1 so that it can be reviewed and forwarded to the athletic training staff. Please understand that without these forms you cannot practice or compete. Schedule early to avoid any issues with getting a physical exam.
What if I get injured while participating in intercollegiate sports?
If you need medical care that results in medical expenses refer to the insurance checklist form to guide you though the process of making sure proper paper work is completed.
Medical bills will be the paid by the student-athletes primary insurance carrier (mom/dad’s policy). The College athletic accident insurance is a secondary policy and takes effect after bills have been sent to your primary insurance carrier. If you are independent and have no other insurance coverage, the College athletic accident policy serves as your primary insurance. Please be aware that Messiah College does not pay for any athlete medical expenses. The athlete's priamary insurance and athletics secondary insurance coordinate to pay appropriate injury medical expenses. In some cases, the athlete and/or parents may have out-of-pocket medical expenses.
Should you get hurt and need medical attention. Seek out an athletic trainer to fill out an Athletic Accident Insurance form so the insurance company can be made aware of your injury and future bills that you or your parents will be sending them. The insurance company requires this form to be completed within 90 days of your injury.
Athletic accident insurance is not the same as the school (Engle Health Center) health insurance that all students have the option to purchase. The athletic accident insurance is provided for you free of charge but is limited to sport injuries and takes effect after your primary insurance has paid its portion of the bill. Coverage by this policy is limited to sport injuries occurring during official practices, games and travel to and from such. It does not cover training on your own or captain lead practices, nor does it cover overuse injuries or the medical bills associated with them. In order to make use of this secondary policy, it’s important that you follow the instructions on this checklist as well as on the Insurance Awareness Form.
We look forward to working with you.
Messiah College Athletic Training Staff
Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Swimming, Women's Lacrosse, Men’s Tennis
Women’s Tennis, Field Hockey, Women’s Basketball, Men's Lacrosse, Golf
Men’s Soccer, Wrestling, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field
Men's and Women's Cross Country, Women's Tennis, Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Golf
Other important forms
Seeing a physician and getting reimbursed for expenses
ACI Insurance Co. Claim Form