Sports Medicine Weight Management Policy, DePaul Drug Testing and Psychological Counseling
Sports Medicine Weight Management Policy
Coaches shall not make comments to their student-athletes regarding their weight, body composition (e.g. body fat percentage), or physical appearance. If a student-athlete asks a coach about his/her weight or body composition, and how it may relate to his/her performance, the coach shall emphasize that the most important facets contributing to optimal performance are sports-specific training and conditioning, psychological well-being and overall fitness. The coach shall instruct the student-athlete to address nutrition or weight concerns with the sports medicine staff. Any coach who has questions about sports nutrition, eating disorders, body composition, and how these may relate to their student-athletes' performance shall not address the athlete directly about these issues. The coach is encouraged to contact the sports medicine staff for further information.
DePaul Drug Testing
In all cases, a student-athlete, in conjunction with his or her physician, must document that other non-banned alternatives have been considered prior to requesting the medical exception for the use of a medication containing banned substance.
1. Student-athletes must request and receive pre-approval for this service via the Director of Sports Medicine in order for charges to be paid for by the Athletics Department.
3. All group sessions including team sessions must be scheduled through the Department of Sports Medicine. The Department of Sports Medicine is not responsible for payment of team sessions with the psychologist.