Philadelphia University Sports Medicine
Erin Pletcher, MS,
ATC, LAT, CSCS
Megan Beck, MS, ATC, LAT, PES, NASE
Athletic Training Room
Mon. thru Fri. - 10 a.m. to 5p.m.
The Philadelphia University Athletic Training staff support the medical needs of all varsity athletes. The staff features two National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) certified and Pennsylvania licensed athletic trainers, which are on campus for all events and in some cases travel with the teams for away contests. In addition, the Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for administering the University's secondary athletic insurance program.
The Sports Medicine staff includes the team physician Dr. Eugene Hong, MD, of Drexel Family Medicine. The athletic department also employs students who are paid an hourly work-study rate along with students from our physican assistant (PA) program who are certified athletic trainers.
The mission of the Sports Medicine staff is to help prevent athletic injuries from occurring by assisting in the conditioning of the athletes. In the event of injury the athletic training staff will evaluate injuries on the field or court, determine the extent of injury and plan for treating the injury. When necessary the athletic trainer will refer the athlete to the team physician or work through the athlete's primary care physician for continuation of treatment. The athletic trainer will work with the physician in rehabilitating the athlete's injury through to their full return to activity.
Further information about athletic training as a career can be found through the National Athletic Trainer's Association website.
The NCAA mandates that all athletes must have a yearly medical examination prior to competing in any supervised or scheduled game, practice or conditioning session. The personal information / insurance, medical history and physical examination forms must be on file in the athletic training room in order for the athlete to be eligible.
Freshman and first year transfer students need only to complete the personal information and medical history forms (**listed directly below) as the Student Health Services physical and immunization requirements are accepted as the medical examination.
IMPORTANT FORMS AND DOCUMENTS (.pdf)
**These required forms must be completed and received by the Sports Medicine staff prior to participation. It is also recommended that student-athletes study the additonal documents provided above. Please direct any questions about these items to the staff.
Jamestown & Rector Sts.
Philadelphia, PA 19128