Health information for student-athletes
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The Athletic Training staff is trained to address the initial stages of eating disorders. Access to the University of Nevada Student Health Center is available should further psychological intervention be necessary. Complete confidentiality is maintained in these circumstances.
All sports will participate in the NCAA year round drug testing program as well as the University of Nevada’s own institutional drug testing each semester. Resources are available through the Athletic Training staff to address those circumstances that may arise in the event of an athlete being identified as having a substance abuse problem. The University of Nevada uses a private agency to facilitate its drug testing programs. More information can be obtained regarding drug testing and general questions at www.drugfreesport.com.
Nevada Drug Testing Handbook - Student-Athletes should note alcohol is included in the Drug Testing panel
University of Nevada does not recommend the use of ergogenic aids, creatine powder, amino acids, and other supplements
- Supplements do not undergo the same quality controls as do medication and they are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Supplements are considered food supplements and do not require the same strict control as medications.
- The claims made by each product are not based on scientific evidence in most products don't rely on scientific research to substantiate their claims.
- The potential adverse and harmful effects of these substances have not been studied, but serious adverse effects have been reported in some instances.
- These substances are sometimes mislabeled. There have been instances of substances which are not listed on the label being contained in the product. It is truly a "buyers beware" market. It is important for you to remember that you are held responsible for each and every substance that enters your body!
For more information on resources and programs that the University of Nevada and the NCAA conduct to help student-athletes stay healthy and make the proper choices about nutrition and drugs, click on the links below:
- University of Nevada Sports Medicine Information for Student Athletes on Dietary Supplements and Banned Substances
- Drug Free Sport
- NCAA Nutrition and Performance
NCAA Nutritional/Dietary Supplements Warning: Before consuming any nutritional/dietary supplement product, review the product with your athletics department staff.
- Dietary supplements are not well regulated and may cause a positive drug test
- Student athletes have tested positive and lost their eligibility due to using dietary supplements
- Many dietary supplements are contaminated with banned substances not listed on the label
- Any product containing a dietary supplement ingredient is taken at your own risk
STAR OF THE WEEK
2016-17 Student Athlete of the Week
Mitchell Van Patten
University of Nevada sophomore Mitchell Van Patten’s outstanding shooting this season along with his freshman year and his performance at the Winter Airgun Championships this past weekend has earned him a spot on the USA Junior National Team. Van Patten, from Nampa, Idaho is one of 14 shooters on the junior team.
- ATHLETE OF THE MONTH