The primary goal of the Johnson & Wales University Sports Medicine staff on the Providence Campus is to provide the best medical care possible to all varsity student athletes. The staff is devoted to the education, health and injury care, prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of athletic related injuries. The sports medicine staff is dedicated to returning athletes to their sport in the safest and quickest manner possible.
The sports medicine staff is comprised of five athletic trainers who are certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association, and are licensed by the State of Rhode Island. A designated team physician, team orthopedists and other medical consultants and sub-specialists supplement the primary staff.
Forms for Student-Athletes
(All completed forms must be returned to the Athletic Training Room)
Important Insurance Information for Student-Athletes and their Parents
If you have opted out of the insurance through University Health Plans and are using your own personal health insurance to cover you while you compete in athletics, please check with your insurance carrier to be sure that you will be covered for routine appointments and/or emergencies that occur from athletics. Also, verify that your insurance will cover you while out of state (if applicable). If you have any questions or concerns, please call 401-598-1626 and we will be happy to help you.
Form 2A – needs to be completed and returned by all new incoming athletes before participation
Insurance Form – primary insurance information form
Copy of Insurance Card (Front & Back)
Insurance Letter (NCAA Athletes) – Information regarding Student Health Insurance Policy and athletic coverage
Insurance Letter (Non-NCAA Athletes) - Information regarding Student Health Insurance Policy and athletic coverage for Equestrian and Sailing student-athletes
Insurance Letter (Club Rugby) - Information regarding Student Health Insurance Policy and athletic coverage for Club Rugby
Doctor Consent Form - team physicians’ medical release
Sickle Cell Information For NCAA Athletes
Per NCAA bylaw, ALL NCAA student athletes are required to know their sickle cell status. Student athletes have three options: 1. Provide Proof of a sickle cell test. 2. Get tested prior to the start of competition. 3. Waive out of testing. PLEASE NOTE: If a student athlete waives out of testing, they are required to attend the educational session on Sickle Cell. If a student athlete fails to attend the educational session, they will have to be tested. The link below provides phone numbers per state where you can call to determine your sickle cell status. If you have any questions, feel free to call 401-598-1626
All returning athletes will update their athletic file prior to their season. If there is a change in health insurance coverage, please bring an updated insurance form (see above) and copy of your insurance card (front and back) to the athletic training room.