Communicable Disease Policy

Department of Health and Human Performance

A communicable disease is defined by the Centers for Disease Control as “an infectious disease that is contagious and which can be transmitted from one source to another by infectious bacterial or viral organisms.” If a student has contracted a communicable disease, they should inform the Clinical Coordinator of the ATP and/or their preceptor immediately.

Any student who has a condition that is contagious in nature will be forbidden from working in the clinical setting, or participating in hands on classroom exercises, until the condition is no longer infectious (or has been appropriately isolated) and the student has been cleared by a medical provider. The nature of the disease, and whether it is contagious, will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the athletic training student’s personal physician, the team physician and/or the medical director of the ATP.