Athletic Training: Student-Athlete Medical Resources

Mail/Fax all medical forms to:

Lynn University Athletics
Attn: Athletic Training
3601 N Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Fax: 561-237-7137

We are extremely pleased to welcome you to Lynn University for the upcoming academic year. Below you will find important information regarding the pre-participation physical examination process.  . Medical history forms must be filled out prior to your on-campus physical.

Medical History Form
Physical Form

Incoming student-athletes are not required to complete a physical prior to arriving on campus.  All physicals must be completed and signed-off by our team physicians.  Each new student-athlete will receive a free physical from a licensed US physician on-campus. These physicals will include: height, weight, blood pressure, EKG screening, General Medical Physician screening and an Orthopedic screening.

Returning Student-Athletes

All returning Student-Athletes will complete a physical on-campus with their teams Athletic Trainer before any participation in team activities.  The form consists of a brief medical history of the past year, notification of any changes in insurance information including an up-to-date legible copy of the front and back of your insurance card and offers you the right to see a physician for any reason you deem necessary. If the athlete wishes to see a physician for any reason, they will be able to do so on-campus during New Athlete physicals.  Height, weight, heart rate and blood pressure are also measured by a member of the AT staff. Once this form has been signed by the athlete, the Athletic Trainer and the Team Physician, the student-athlete will be cleared for participation. However, if determined that further evaluation is necessary, the student-athlete will be referred to the appropriate medical facility for medical clearance.

IMPORTANT: Any student-athlete who is removed from the active roster for any reason (quit, semester off, etc.) and then rejoins the team at a later date must complete the Incoming Student-Athletes protocol above prior to being cleared for participation.

Medical Exemptions Policy

As of August 1, 2009, the NCAA and Lynn University requires all student-athletes who have been diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed banned stimulant medications (Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, etc.) to submit specific medical documentation. This information is vital to avoid a positive drug test result from Lynn University or the NCAA. Please refer to the following form for the necessary documentation.  This form, along with any additional testing that was completed upon diagnosis of ADHD, as well as the most up-to-date prescription for medication must be on file with the athletic training staff.

NCAA ADHD Form

Concussion Education

Lynn University recognizes that concussions are a significant risk to those participating in athletics.  A Concussion Management Plan has been developed to provide a protocol for the recognition, evaluation, management, and return-to-play decisions for those student-athletes who are diagnosed with a concussion.  Part of this plan involves educating our coaches and student-athletes to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, possible injury mechanisms of a concussion and the importance of immediately referring a student-athlete suspected of having a concussion for proper evaluation by appropriate medical personnel. 

Please refer to the following educational links for helpful information on concussions:

NCAA Educational Video
Fact Sheet for Student-Athletes
Fact Sheet for Coaches

Sickle Cell Trait Status

As of August 1, 2010, all student-athletes are required to either show proof of a previous sickle cell trait test or sign a waiver releasing Lynn University from any liability. This must be completed prior to participating in intercollegiate athletics at Lynn University. Those choosing to sign the waiver will do so once arriving on campus.

Although all 50 states screen for the sickle cell trait at birth, most people are unaware of their status. The NCAA and Lynn University Athletic Department requires every student-athlete, including those who wish to try-out, confirm their sickle cell trait status prior to participating in intercollegiate athletics.  

Please refer to the following educational links for important information regarding sickle cell trait:

NCAA Educational Video
Fact Sheet for Student-Athletes
Fact Sheet for Coaches

Previous Injuries/Outside Medical Care

Any student-athlete who is under the care of another physician for any recent injuries and/or illnesses, and/or if they have had any orthopedic or recent general medical surgeries, must submit any operative and physician's notes and submit a report and clearance on the physician's letterhead before they will be considered for medical clearance to participate.

Exit Physicals

All student-athletes, both returners and non-returners, are required to complete an exit physical examination, with the assistance of an athletic training staff member, at the end of each year.  If determined that further evaluation is necessary, the student-athlete will be referred for the appropriate medical care.

IMPORTANT: Student-athletes who fail to complete the exit exam may be responsible for any additional medical expenses incurred.