Returning Athletes


We are pleased to welcome you to CWRU for the upcoming academic year and athletic season. The purpose of this site is to give you pertinent information regarding your participation as a student-athlete at CWRU.  The pre-participation procedure is a two-step process.

Below, you will find a link to all of the required forms needed prior to participating in varsity athletics. The forms must be completed and on file with the sports medicine staff in order for you to qualify for participation in our intercollegiate sports program and secondary insurance coverage for athletic injuries. Please access, review and complete all forms. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. All forms must be on file prior to receiving a physical.

Step 1 (Online Forms must be completed July 15)

Case Western Reserve University requires that all student-athletes must be tested for sickle cell trait, show proof of a prior test or sign a waiver releasing the institution from liability if they decline to be tested.


Step 2 (Physical Exam)

After we receive all of the above items (upon review of the physical form we may request additional information), the student-athlete must complete the following:

  1. Pass an extensive physical examination given by CWRU team physicians on your team's scheduled exam date.
  2. Complete any additional test(s) recommended by the medical staff. Student-athletes requiring diagnostic testing for the purpose of determining medical fitness for activity will be financially responsible for the billing of those services.

If you have any questions regarding the pre-participation procedures, please contact an athletic trainer at 216-368-2863.


Mailing Address:

CWRU Athletic Training Room
2138 Adelbert Rd., Veale Center
Cleveland, OH 44106-7223

Fax: 216.368.5475