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Scholarship Student-Athletes


Medical Clearance


All incoming scholarship student-athletes must have completed an Initial Student-Athlete Health History Questionnaire through McFarland Clinic's MyChart, passed a Pre-Participation Physical Examination, and completed all required medical paperwork prior to participating in officially sanctioned team practices, events, or conditioning sessions.


Incoming scholarship student-athletes will be scheduled a physical examination time upon their arrival. Please contact your teams' athletic training staff member to schedule these appointments. All new student-athletes are encouraged to contact the athletic training staff if they will be on campus during the summer prior to enrollment for college orientation. As per NCAA rules, a physical examination given during the orientation visit must occur outside of orientation activities and not interfere with any academic requirements. 




Prior to your arrival on campus:

Completion of a comprehensive medical health history for incoming scholarship student-athletes must be completed prior to the Pre-Participation Physical Examination appointment with the Iowa State University team physician.  All required documents are to be completed through the electronic MyChart patient portal.  Prior to completing the documentation you will need to have an active MyChart account.

Activate MyChart Account:

1.  Athletes will receive a text message from McFarland Clinic, within 60 days of the athlete's expected arrival date, to sign up for MyChart.

  • Within two hours, tap the link in the text message and complete the MyChart Activation process.  You will be prompted to enter a username, password, and your date of birth. Note:  You may use the link after the initial two-hour window, but you will be required to enter additional information in order to sign up.

  • A confirmation message will appear when signup in complete. Follow the link to download the MyChart app from the Apple App Store or Google Play to your smartphone.

  • When you log onto you MyChart account, the required questionnaires will be available.  If you are using the mobile app, simply click on the questionnaires icon.

  • Click submit when you are finished with the questionnaire.


2.  Submit New Athlete Medical Packet that includes all remaining medical forms including all insurance information and a copy of the front and back of all cards to your team's athletic trainer. The New Athlete Medical Packet can be downloaded here: New Athlete Medical Packet

Once you arrive on campus:

  1. Complete Pre-Participation Physical Exam with the Iowa State University Team Physician.  This physical appointment will be scheduled by your team's athletic trainer.

  2. Complete all baseline and sport specific medical testing to be arranged by your team's athletic trainer.

Medical Insurance

Prior to being cleared for practice/competition all student-athletes must complete insurance information forms.  The student-athlete's  insurance will be used as the primary insurance for athletically related injuries and illnesses. The Iowa State University Athletics Department will provide a secondary policy that will pay the remaining balance that is not covered by the primary insurance with regard to athletically related injuries and illnesses. Student-Athletes that do not have primary health insurance are still required to complete these forms.

Notice of Privacy Practices

As a component of Iowa State University, it has been determined that the Iowa State University Sports Medicine department is a covered entity and falls under the federal rules and regulations mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 2003.  Compliance and rules regarding HIPAA qualified information at the university have been established in a university-wide policy.  Further information regarding privacy practices of medical records at Iowa State University may be found in Notice of Privacy Practices for Iowa State University Health Care Providers and can be downloaded here:  Notice of Privacy Practices



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