Mission Statement
The sports medicine staff is committed to providing high quality health care to the student-athletes of Anderson University, for God’s glory, our joy, and the institution’s good.

Information for Visitors
We welcome visiting athletic trainers, coaches, and student-athletes. Please email or call if we can be of any help in advance. Information for visiting teams can be found here.

 

Sports Medicine Staff:
Dr. Scott Counts M.D.
University Medical Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Director

Scott DeCiantis, Assistant Athletic Director - Director of Sports Medicine
Men's & Women's Golf
sdeciantis@andersonuniversity.edu

Jordan Mitchell, Assistant Athletic Trainer - Assistant Director of Sports Medicine
Men’s Soccer and Baseball
jcmitchell@andersonuniversity.edu

Larissa Davis, Assistant Athletic Trainer - Assistant Director of Sports Medicine
Women’s Soccer and Softball
ldavis@andersonuniversity.edu

Rachel Thomas, Certified Athletic Trainer
Women’s Basketball and Men’s Cross Country and Track
rthomas@andersonuniversity.edu

Eric Waldrop, Certified Athletic Trainer
Men's Basketball and Women's Cross Country and Track
ewaldrop@andersonuniversity.edu

Ryan Whitt, Certified Athletic Trainer
Volleyball and Men's & Women's Tennis
rswhitt@andersonuniversity.edu


Paperwork:
To allow for high quality health care, student-athletes must provide updated medical and insurance documentation annually. This requires student-athletes to enter information in ARMS. Forms are assigned via ARMS in the summer, and will show up for the student-athlete as “tasks to be completed” in ARMS. The sports medicine staff asks that student-athletes complete the forms by August 1 for the following academic year so the staff can review the information and provide medical clearance. Once a student-athlete completes and submits a form, the form will be approved or rejected. If rejected, a comment will be recorded in ARMS to explain what needs to be changed so the form can be resubmitted correctly, and approved.
All documentation must be completed prior to receiving medical clearance, which is required for participation in any team physical activities.

If you are having difficulty obtaining the forms or accessing the online portal, please feel free to e-mail: sdeciantis@andersonuniversity.edu or call at (864)-231-2144.

**No student will be permitted to participate in athletics without this information on file in the Anderson University Sports Medicine Department.

Also

**No student will be permitted to participate in athletics without a CURRENT personal insurance policy - ALL International student-athletes are required to purchase the school's international policy with the athletic writer. This is an Anderson University required policy.

Primary Insurance requirements:
All intercollegiate student athletes at Anderson University are required to have a primary health insurance policy that covers intercollegiate athletic injuries and illness. The following insurance will not be accepted as appropriate primary coverage: Medicaid, Samaritan/Medishare, and/or Tricare. Athletic injury includes any trauma injury, even to the face and teeth. It is advised that the primary insurance policy cover the student athlete from August – May of that scholastic competition year. This will ensure that the student athlete is covered during in-season and out-of-season activities. Student athletes and/or parents need to verify that this primary insurance covers injuries incurred in all 50 states. If the primary insurance coverage should lapse/discontinue for any reason, the parents/student athlete will be responsible for all medical bills related to their son’s/daughter’s athletic injuries.

Letter from VP of Athletics, Dr. Bert Epting to Student-Athletes about Primary Insurance Policy changes

Paperwork to be completed as follows:

• Filling in blanks with "same as last year" or "already on file" is NOT acceptable
• Parents must sign ALL forms unless student-athlete is 24 years of age, married, or emancipated
• ALL blanks should be filled in on the paperwork
• All paperwork MUST be completed on an annual basis
• The secondary insurance (Mutual of Omaha), which is provided by Anderson University will cover only NCAA-sponsored events. Mutual of Omaha has a $250 deductible.

  • Click HERE for Information on the claim filing process for injuries PRIOR to 8/1/19 (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Please send the below 2 forms via USPS or email.

ADHD Form (only if applicable)
Sickle Cell Trait Status Form (Mandatory for FRESHMAN and TRANSFERS)

 

Please send ADHD or Sickle Cell results to the following address:

Anderson University 
Attn: Sports Medicine
316 Boulevard
Box 999
Anderson University
Anderson, South Carolina 29621

The deadline for paperwork is August 1st

Policy Note: All student athletes are required to complete a pre-participation physical evaluation performed by Anderson University's team physician each year. All incoming freshmen or transfers will schedule physicals on campus before their first date of competition. NO OUTSIDE PHYSICALS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call.

Links 
1. Mutual of Omaha 
2. Blue Ridge Orthopaedics 
3. National Athletic Trainers Association

The NCAA is emphasizing Sickle Cell Trait resting and concussion awareness. Please click on the following links for further information on these topics:

The Student-Athlete with the Sickle Cell Trait

Concussions: Don't Hide it ...

Anderson University Best Practice for Concussion Management