The Club Sports Healthcare Program was established in the fall of 2014 to provide a safe return to activity for all club sport athletes after injury. Athletic Trainers specialize in the acute care and prevention of athletic injuries and illnesses, treatment, rehabilitation and education, as well as referral services to more specialized medical professionals.
The Healthcare Staff will make every effort to get an athlete back to play, but it must be done safely and appropriately. The student athlete does NOT have the right to make the decision to return to play without the consent of the certified athletic trainer that they are working with. In the event that an athlete ignores or chooses to disregard medical disqualifications given by a certified athletic trainer or team physician, the athlete will: at the minimum be suspended from participation in any club sport event (practice, game, tourney, travel, etc) for at least one week regardless of the season or phase of season (pre, post, etc). Any further disciplinary action will be decided at the discretion of the Club Sports Administration and University Healthcare Staff.
UMass Lowell Campus Recreation is committed to providing the best possible healthcare to our student-athletes. Concussions are serious injuries that need to be taken care of properly. If not treated correctly, there is a greater risk for further, more disruptive injury, and/or longer recovery time.
UMass Lowell Campus Recreation does not provide accident, medical or sickness insurance for club sport members and is not responsible for paying medical costs associated with injuries incurred through participation in voluntary club sport activities. All club members are required to have personal health insurance or insurance offered by the university. More information regarding university offered insurance can be found on the university health plans website.