Sports Medicine FAQ
Q: My son or daughter has had a recent physical exam with our personal physician. Will that exam qualify them for athletic participation at Pepperdine?
A: No, your son or daughter will need to be examined and cleared by our team physicians prior to their athletic participation at Pepperdine University.
Q: What happens if my primary medical insurance changes during the course of the year?
A: If your primary insurance plan changes at any point, please notify the sports medicine staff immediately.
Q: What if my son or daughter has had an injury in the past that has required medical attention and subsequent testing or surgery (including but not limited to x-rays, MRI's, EKG's)?
A: If your son/daughter has experienced an injury in the past that has required medical attention and subsequent testing and or surgery it is imperative that this is documented in the athlete's Health History Questionnaire. Also, please send testing reports (x-ray/MRI etc) and physician notes and or documentation regarding this injury.
Q: What if my son or daughter wants to try out for a Pepperdine Division I athletic team?
A: If your son or daughter wants to try out for one of Pepperdine athletic teams, that team's coach will notify our department of the tryout. Your son or daughter will then need to meet with our medical staff to receive a try out medical form. Your son or daughter will then need to make an appointment with a local physician or with the student health center for an athletic physical exam. Once that exam is complete and the exam has been reviewed by our team physician your son or daughter will be clear to try out for the athletic team. If your son or daughter is put on the team's roster they will be directed to fill out the complete student athlete medical information available in the Student-Athlete Forms section of this website.