U SPORTS Doping Control Program

U SPORTS Doping Control Program

What is the U SPORTS Doping Control Program?

• U SPORTS, in cooperation with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), coordinates a doping control program that incorporates both “in-season” and “out-of-season” testing.
• Student-athletes are tested in accordance with the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP).

Who’s eligible for testing and when can I be tested?
• Every U SPORTS student-athlete is eligible for testing, both in and out of competition, throughout the year.
What’s permitted and what’s prohibited?
• The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List is applied in Canada by the CADP.
• The Global Drug Reference Online (DRO), at www.globaldro.com, provides athletes and their support personnel with information about which prescription and non-prescription medications are prohibited or not by WADA.
• You can also contact the CCES at 1-800-672-7775, or by e-mail at substances@cces.ca

Are prescribed medications permitted?
• Many medications are prohibited, regardless of a prescription from a physician.
• Athletes must verify the status of any medication before it is consumed or used.
• If you are required to take a medication that is considered prohibited by WADA to treat an illness or condition, please consult your Athletic Department.

Are herbal products and nutritional supplements prohibited?
• The CCES believes that the use of supplements poses an unacceptable risk for athletes and their careers.  As such, the CCES recommends that athletes do not use supplements.  Athletes are responsible for any prohibited substance found in their sample; this is known as strict liability.  Serious sanctions may be imposed on athletes who test positive for a prohibited substance regardless of its source (e.g., supplement use).
• The CCES has taken this position because there is little government regulation of the supplement industry. As a result, supplements may be inadvertently contaminated with prohibited substances, intentionally contain prohibited substances, or be mislabeled.
• The CCES is advising athletes who choose to use supplements to support the nutritional demands of training and travelling to take maximum precautions to minimize the associated risks, and to keep a record of the steps that were taken.

Recommended precautions include:
• Make a direct inquiry to the manufacturer. Get a written guarantee that the product is free of any substances on the current WADA Prohibited List.
• Ask if the manufacturer makes any products that contain prohibited substances at the plant where the supplement is produced.
• Ask if the manufacturer is prepared to stand behind their product. If not, don’t use the product.
• Select a product that has NSF Certified for Sport™ approval. To minimize the risk of inadvertent doping, this program helps athletes identify products that have been tested and certified. Go to: www.nsfsport.com
For More Information: contact CCES at 1-800-672-7775 or www.cces.ca or info@cces.ca

U SPORTS Drug Education and Doping Control Policy - CLICK HERE

True Sport E-Learning Course

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is pleased to invite you to complete the e-learning course True Sport Clean.

If you have taken the CCES online course previously:

Please use the login information you previously created.

Can't remember your username? Try your email address.
Use the “Forgot Password?” function to retrieve your password if you have forgotten it.
Contact the CCES if you have forgotten your login information.
Do not use the enrollment key below to create a new account.

Please use this link to Login: http://education.cces.ca

If you are taking the CCES online course for the first time:

Please follow this link:
Link http://education.cces.ca/#/signup
Enter the Enrollment Key and Password that you received via email from your head coach and/or athletic therapist. 

1. You will be prompted to enter your name and your email address. Your email address will become your username.
2. Enter a password that you will remember.
3. Log in with your new username and password.
4. Go to "My Courses."
5. You must complete the "Profile" module before you can start the course.
6. Return to "My Courses" to begin the course.

If you return at a later date to start training or to continue a partially completed course, you must log in with your unique username and password. If you use the enrollment key again you will be creating a duplicate account and will have to start your training from the beginning.

You'd prefer the e-learning portal to display in the other official language? Locate the "Language" function in the bottom left-hand corner of the e-learning portal.

If you have trouble logging in, please contact the CCES for assistance at 1-613-521-3340 ext 3236 or 1-800-672-7775 or via email at education@cces.ca

Attention StFX student-athletes:  
Please complete this e-learning course as soon as possible. You must complete this online course to be eligible to play in a U SPORTS game. Fall athletes (football, rugby, soccer, cross country) must complete this prior to their first regular season game and winter sport athletes (hockey, basketball, track & field) must complete it prior to their first exhibition game. All StFX athletes must either print their True Sport E-Learning certificate of completion and bring it to StFX athletic therapists Tara Sutherland or Diane Ouimet, or email them a screen shot of it. If anyone has questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tara Sutherland.

NEW 2020-21 StFX STUDENT-ATHLETES are now able to create accounts using the attached invitation 
This online e-learning course must be completed by Sept. 30th (it can be completed before arriving at StFX).