UPDATED MAY 22, 2013
The athletic training staff is responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the intercollegiate student-athletes at Baruch College.
The staff provides on-site emergency (first aid, CPR) care of student-athletes during practices and competition, as well as injury evaluations, treatments and rehabilitation. Once an injured athlete has returned to competition, the staff continues to guide him/her through functional rehabilitation.
The athletic training staff is responsible for the implementation of medical policies and procedures in regards to Baruch's student-athletes. The staff serves as a liaison to the Student Health Services medical staff, psychological services, physicians and provides health education/promotion.
For information on “How to become a Bearcat”, click here.
The athletic training facilities are located in the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus, room B3-116 at 55 Lexington Avenue/24th Street. For directions, click here.
Head Athletic Trainer
Consulting Orthopaedic Physicians
Robert J Meislin, MD
Warren K Young, MD
Dennis Cardone, DO
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
Center for Musculoskeletal Care
333 E. 38th St, 4th Fl
New York, NY 10016
Medical Clearance (Updated May 22, 2013):
1. If you are a walk-on or trying-out for the team, BEFORE you can participate, you must complete the "Sports Medicine Questionnaire" (link down below), which includes having a physical or showing proof of a physical within the past year. All forms must be handed into the athletic trainer.
2. If you are a new or returning player, you must complete the entire Sports Medicine Questionnaire and return it to the Athletic Trainer, Naomi Chang, BEFORE your first practice!
3. The Sports Medicine Questionnaire will be accepted after July 1, 2013 for the upcoming season.
The Athletic Training Office is located in the Vertical Campus- Level B3, Room 116. Naomi can be reached at (646) 312-5059 or Naomi.Chang@baruch.cuny.edu.
Download and Print Sports Medicine Questionnaire Here (Updated 2013 Forms Will be Posted Shortly)
YOU CAN NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY ATHLETIC CONTEST UNTIL ALL OF THESE FORMS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AND RECEIVED BY THE ATHLETIC TRAINER (Naomi Chang).
How do I get a physical?
You may receive a physical from any Medical Doctor (MD, DO). The Student Health Center offers free physicals to Baruch College students. You need to call or stop by to make an appointment in order to receive a physical. Regardless of where you receive your physical, you must take the Annual Physical Form from the Sports Medicine Questionnaire packet with you and have it signed and stamped by the doctor.
If you plan to use the Student Health Center, please make sure your form is thoroughly filled out before your appointment.
Student Health Center
138 East 26th Street, between Lexington Ave and 3rd Ave.
Hours: Monday and Wednesday: 9am-8pm
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9am-5pm
Do I need Insurance?
No, you are not required to have health insurance to be eligible to become a Baruch College Student-Athlete. However, it is strongly recommended to have at least accident insurance that covers intercollegiate athletic injuries to help decrease out of pocket expenses.
All eligible Baruch College Student-Athletes are covered under Baruch College’s Insurance Plan, which is a secondary plan for athletic related injuries occurring during supervised practice or games. If the Student-Athlete does not have primary insurance, they are responsible for a $150.00 deductible per injury that must be paid by the Student Athlete should Baruch College’s Insurance Plan be implemented.
For information on Baruch College's Athletic Insurance, click here.
Visit the Baruch College Student Affairs Health Services Page
to find information on Health Plan options for students.
CUNY students, registered for 6 credits or more, are eligible a comprehensive insurance plan through GHI/CUNY Student Health Insurance CLICK HERE
to watch a video and learn about Health Insurance.
OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST
Beth Israel Medical Center
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases - Orthopaedic Surgery
NCAA Student-Athlete Well Being List
Drug Free Sports Resource Center
National Athletic Trainers' Association
New York State Athletic Trainers' Association