Returning Student-Athletes

May 1, 2017

Dear Returning Student-Athletes and Parents,

Welcome back to the University of Minnesota! The Athletic Medicine Unit is committed to providing our student-athletes with the best possible medical coverage. Please take the time to review the policies and procedures regarding athletic injuries and medical insurance.  We continue to be available to assist the student-athletes and parents with any questions pertaining to medical services and insurance requirements.

Returner's Pre-Participation Process

Please print out the following form, complete it and return it to Deb Hoffoss at the address below on or before August 1, 2017 (clicking on the name of the form will take you to the form):

Mail completed forms to:
Deb Hoffoss
Bierman Athletic Medicine
516 - 15th Avenue SE, Room 190
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Please contact your sport specific Certified Athletic Trainer to arrange a pre-participation annual medical history and health appraisal.

We encourage you to discuss your health plan coverage with your parent(s) prior to the start of the year and obtain an updated insurance card to carry with you at all times.

Please read through the information provided and feel free to contact either of us if you have questions or desire clarification on any of the forms and/or policies. We wish you a happy, healthy and successful year!


Joi Thomas, MS ATC
Associate AD for Health & Performance
University of Minnesota
Office #: (612) 624-5084
Fax#: (612) 626-4789
Deb Hoffoss
Insurance Coordinator / Bierman Clinic Administrator
University of Minnesota
Office #: (612) 626-2066
Fax#: (612) 626-4789

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