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Walk-on Student-Athletes


Medical Insurance


All non-scholarship student-athletes must provide the athletic training staff with proof of current insurance coverage in order to participate.  Any question regarding insurance issues should be addressed to the Student-Athlete Insurance Coordinator, Erin Wilson at (515) 294-2946. 

New Recruited Walk-on Student-Athletes with Guaranteed Roster Spots:

Prior to your arrival on campus, contact your team's certified athletic trainer for more information on the exact steps and procedures to be completed prior to your participation in any Iowa State Athletics activity.

New Walk-on Tryout Student-Athletes:


Any student-athlete that intends to tryout for one of Iowa State's Athletic Teams must provide  the following information prior to the day of the tryout:

  1. Health History Sections 1 & 2

  2. Athletic Physical

  3. Sickle Cell Test/Labwork

  4. Insurance Card

  5. COVID-19 Vaccination Card (Or proof of negative COVID-19 Test documented 48 Hours or less prior to tryout)


To submit the above listed documents; please follow these instructions:

  • Once you have been identified as an eligible tryout, you will be invited, via email, to activate your new Healthy Roster account. Through this invitation email, download the "Healthy Roster" app to your smartphone and log in.

  • Inside the app, click on your name and then click on "Documents."  Here you will find the needed documents or you can click in the top right corner to "Add a Document."  Use this feature to complete and upload the required documents in this order:

  1. Healthy History Section 1 and Health History Section 2 - complete the entire form outlining your medical history. This will take you approximately 20-30 minutes.

  2. Pre-Participation Athletic Physical Examination (Physical Form).  Only athletic physicals which have been administered within the previous six months to the date of tryout and performed by a licensed MD, DO, or PA are acceptable.  This must be fully completed and signed by your physician prior to your arrival to and participation in any athletic tryout.

  3. Sickle Cell Test/Labwork - Documented results of Sickle Cell Test and all other labs are required as listed on the athletic physical form.

  4. Insurance Card - Scan in the front and back of all current insurance cards.

  5. COVID-19 Vaccination Card - Scan in your COVID-19 Vaccination card OR bring proof of negative COVID-19 Test to your tryout. A negative test must be obtained no more than 48 hours prior to tryout if the tryout athlete is not fully vaccinated (two weeks or more after final COVID-19 vaccine injection) at the time of the tryout.


If officially added to the team roster following the tryout period, the student-athlete will be required to complete all further remaining medical paperwork and will receive a formal pre-participation physical examination with the team physician arranged by the specific team athletic trainer.  Upon completion and approval of the pre-participation physical examination, the Iowa State Athletics Compliance Office will be notified that you have been medically cleared for participation in team practices and contests.

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