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Athletic Training




The goal of the Athletic Training staff at Finger Lakes Community College is to provide high quality comprehensive sports medicine care for all sports-related injuries and illnesses. We are committed to the health and well-being of the student-athletes, and this commitment is achieved by consistently seeking the best way to deliver quality health care to each student-athlete. 


Contact Information: 


Melissa Wassink MS, ATC

Office: Athletic Training Room, 3830


Phone: (585) 690-1533

Rochester Regional Health: Sports Medicine 


Pre-Participation Physical Exam/ Medical Forms


In compliance with the NJCAA, the Finger Lakes Community College Sports Medicine Team requires the YEARLY completion of a Physical Examination prior to participating on an athletic team. FLCC uses SportsWare OnLine, a secure, encrypted, and HIPAA complaint online data entry system to collect all required medical paperwork. Once all pre-participation paperwork is submitted and approved by the Athletic Trainer, the student-athlete will be fully cleared to participate.


Athletic Physical Form

Required Medical Paperwork

Secondary Insurance Information


Forms Should be Completed and Returned to:


Finger Lakes Community College

ATTN: Athletic Trainer

3325 Marvin Sands Drive

Canandaigua, NY 14424



Fax: 585-785-1439




All student-athletes are required by the NJCAA to have an approved physical exam before they can participate on a Finger Lakes Community College athletic team.


There are two ways this can be accomplished:


  1. Our team doctors with be on campus at the start of fall training seasons (see dates below) to conduct physicals. If you have any pre-existing conditions that may cause concern (ex- prior surgery, cardiac tests, respiratory tests), please bring the appropriate records from your doctor regarding these issues indicating your clearance to participate.

This physical costs $15 (cash or check only, checks can be made out to Rochester          Regional Health)


  1. Another option is to take the Physical Examination Form to your own primary care physician.


On Campus Physicals for 2019


These are TBA


Training Room Hours: 


Training room hours are dependent on the number of sports in season, competition and practice schedules, and the availability of the athletic training staff.  Generally, the training room will be open 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and two hours prior to a home event. The training room will also be open post-game as needed.  Hours on the weekend (Saturday-Sunday) will vary depending on practice and competition schedules. A Certified Athletic Trainer will be present at all home Finger Lakes Community College athletic events.  


Head Athletic Trainer


Melissa Wassink MS, ATC, is the Head Athletic Trainer. Melissa grew up in Chili, NY and earned her BS in Athletic Training and BS in Kinesiology from The College at Brockport, State University of New York. While there, Melissa gained experience working with collegiate athletes from both Brockport and the University of Rochester. She also completed a season-long internship with the Western New York Flash, a women's professional soccer team. Melissa then went on to Indiana State University, where she was awarded a graduate assistant position. She gained experience working as a Certified Athletic Trainer at West Vigo High School, while earning her MS in Athletic Training. Melissa has over five years of experience as an Athletic Trainer working in various settings. She works closely with our team physicians and strives to provide the best care possible to all student-athletes.


Team Physician


Dr. Christopher Brown of Rochester Regional Health serves as the Lakers’ team physician.


Other Resources for Student-Athletes:


Student-athletes are also encouraged to review the college's policy regarding insurance for injuries.

Concussion Statement 

NATA Position Statement: Environmental Cold Injuries

NATA Position Statement: Lightning Safety  

NATA Position Statement: External Heat Illnesses