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Drug Testing

The misuse and/or abuse of drugs or chemicals endangers the safety and health of all student-athletes and are inconsistent with the educational atmosphere that should prevail in intercollegiate athletic programs. Student-athletes are high profile individuals on campus, are vulnerable to criticism by choices they make, and represent the Athletics Department and University of Utah through those choices.

General Principles
As a required condition for any student-athlete to be a member of a University of Utah varsity intercollegiate athletics team, he/she must agree to participate in the Athletics Department's Drug Testing and Education Programs. These programs are considered an extension of the physical examination of our athletes and we feel it is in the best interests of both the student and the University to conduct a sound drug testing and education program.


Any student-athlete who violates the University Drug Policy is subject to punishment by the University as well as the NCAA.

NCAA Banned-Drug Classes
The NCAA list of banned-drug classes is subject to change by the NCAA Executive Committee. Contact NCAA education services or www.ncaa.org/sports_sciences/drugtesting for the current list. The term "related compounds" comprises substances that are included in the class by their pharmacological action and/or chemical structure. No substance belonging to the prohibited class may be used, regardless of whether it is specifically listed as an example.

Many nutritional/dietary supplements contain NCAA banned substances. In addition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not strictly regulate the supplement industry; therefore purity and safety of nutritional/dietary supplements cannot be guaranteed. Impure supplements may lead to a positive NCAA drug test. The use of supplements is at the student-athlete's own risk. Student-athletes should contact their institution's team physician or athletic trainer for further information.

Banned-drug classes include:

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