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University of Chicago Department of Athletics & Recreation

Athletic Training Room Rules & Procedures

Guidelines for Treatment

The Athletic Training Department will treat:

  • Any injury directly related to intercollegiate sport participation that occurred during team travel, scheduled contests, supervised practice and supervised strength and conditioning sessions.
  • Athletics & Recreation does not and cannot cover any personal illnesses (chronic or acute - at any time), any infection, diagnostic tests or surgery for preexisting conditions, or injuries incurred by a student-athlete outside of team travel, scheduled contests, supervised practice and supervised strength and conditioning sessions. This includes injuries incurred prior to enrolling at the University, recreational or intramural sports participation and any personal fitness activity. Any expense for second opinions or treatment sought that was not referred by the University of Chicago Sports Medicine staff (athletic trainer and/or team physician) is not covered by Athletics & Recreation.

For non-traditional or out-of-season team practices, there is no on-site athletic training coverage. Coaches will follow the emergency medical procedures should an injury occur.


Rules and Procedures

  • It is the responsibility of the Student-Athlete to report all physical injuries, as well as, mental health concerns (anxiety, depression, etc.) to the AT staff as soon as they occur.
  • The Athletic Training Facility (ATF) is a medical facility. Please be respectful of the staff, students, other patients, and equipment.
  • NO CELL PHONE usage during rehabilitation times* (at discretion of AT staff).
  • Athletes do not treat themselves. A certified athletic trainer must always be present during treatments.
  • NO PHOTOS or VIDEOS allowed in the ATF.
  • You must check with an athletic trainer before going to any doctor. If you cannot keep a doctor's appointment or appointment with an athletic trainer, call the athletic training rooms.
  • Appropriate attire is required in the athletic training rooms at all times. Muddy or cleated shoes are not allowed in the ATF.
  • No loitering or lounging in or outside of the ATF.
  • Athletes must shower before receiving treatments after practices and competitions.
  • Athletes must sign-in prior to using the ATF.
  • Athletes are responsible for cleaning up after themselves in the ATF. If you use rehabilitation equipment please clean it and return it to the proper location in the ATF when you are done.
  • No food or beverages, other than water, are allowed in the ATF.
  • No profanity, derogatory/abusive or disrespectful language allowed.
  • Please ask for permission before using or taking any AT supplies or equipment.
  • Please do not remove any equipment from the ATF unless given permission.
  • Please return all equipment issued by the athletic training Staff (i.e. crutches, ACE wraps, braces, neoprene garments). Student-Athletes will be financially responsible for items that are not returned.