Athletic Training

Penn State Hazleton Athletic Training Services are focused on the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries sustained to our student-athletes. Sports participation in intercollegiate athletics involves an inherent risk of injury, and the student-athlete must share in the responsibility of prevention through following established safety protocols, communicating and reporting injuries to the sports medicine staff in a timely manner, and reporting for treatments and rehabilitation as directed.

Penn State Hazleton Athletic Training Services and the team physician have the final authority to determine if a student-athlete is removed or withheld from participation due to an injury, an illness or pregnancy. In addition, clearance for that individual to return to activity is solely the responsibility of the university and/or team's physician (or that physician's designated representatives).

Below is a link to important information, policies and procedures found in the Student-Athlete Hanbook that all student-athletes must be aware of. Please take the time to review the document.

Student-Athlete Handbook

Additionally, in keeping with University policy, all student-athletes must secure certification of their medical fitness by a physician provided by the university or their own family doctor in order to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Below are links to forms that must be completed prior to participation.

Health History Form

Pre-participation Evaluation

Required Clearance Form

The Athletic Training Room is located on the lower level of the Physical Education Building, adjacent to the men's locker rooms. The Athletic Training Room is fully equipped with whirlpool tubs, hydrocallator, electrical stimulation unit, and ultrasound.

Contact Information

Erin Whapham 
Athletic Trainer 
Penn State Hazleton Athletic Training Services 
76 University Drive 
Hazleton PA, 18202 
Office: 570-450-3048 
E-mail: eew7@psu.edu