Athletic Training


Todd Bowden, MS, ATC
Holly Bingham, MBA, ATC

Forms and Policies

Head Injury Acknowledgement
HIPPA Authorization
Physical Evaluation Form
Waiver of Liability (Athletics)
Waiver of Liability (Tryouts)
Policies and Procedures

The Athletic Training Department provides healthcare to all JBU varsity student-athletes and strives to provide the best service possible. The athletic trainers want to serve the whole person through prevention, management, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. We are dedicated to helping the student-athlete return to his or her sport as soon as safely possible, with minimum to no risk for further injury.

Insurance Information

The athletic injury insurance carried by John Brown University is a secondary insurance policy. In order to be enrolled as a student at JBU, all students are required to show proof of primary insurance coverage. If injured during practice or competition, the person’s primary insurance is initially billed. After the primary insurance has covered its portion the claim is forwarded to John Brown University’s insurance carrier for processing. Unless the injury occurs as part of an emergency situation, all injuries should be reported to the athletic training staff prior to seeking other treatment. Student-athletes seeking care for athletic injuries without the approval of John Brown University’s athletic training staff may be held accountable for any expense incurred.

Athletic Physical Examination

In order to participate in team or individual practices or competitions, all student-athletes must fill out a Medical History Questionnaire and pass a physical examination by a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). Student-athletes must also have on file sickle cell trait status, concussion baseline testing and waiver of liability form.

Substance Abuse Policy

John Brown University is a Christian university and is concerned with the total well-being of its students. All student-athletes of the university are expected to maintain high standards of moral conduct and concern for the well-being and rights of their fellow students. These standards of conduct include the prohibitive use, possession or distribution of alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco products. Students are expected at all times to adhere to standards of public and private behavior consistent with the philosophy and purposes of the university and with local, state and federal laws.

Visiting Team Information

The athletic training room is located on the first floor of the Walton Lifetime Health Complex. Equipment such as whirlpool, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, cold and heat modalities are available. If the visiting team is traveling without a certified athletic trainer the JBU staff requests that supplies and written treatment protocols be provided. The JBU staff is ready to accommodate each visiting team as needed. During intercollegiate events, the JBU staff will provide water, cups, injury ice and emergency equipment; however, shower towels are not provided.