Physical Exams for Athletics
Exams by the WSD Physician are $20.
If you are unable to attend a school physical exam session or if you cannot get an exam from your private physician, contact a local urgent care facility. They will do physical exams for school activities. Physical exams for the 2019-2020 school year must be dated June 1, 2019 or later.
ATHLETIC PHYSICAL INFORMATION:
All student-athletes attending PIAA schools are required to have a physical examination before participating in athletics. Since 2008, the PIAA has also required that student-athletes grades 7-12 must have their parent/guardian and their school physician or personal physician complete a form called the CIPPE (Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation) as the official record of the physical examination for athletic physical examinations.
A portion of the CIPPE form (Section 7) is used for re-certification for additional sports in which the student-athlete wishes to participate and another section is reserved for those participating in wrestling.
The CIPPE form is the ONLY physical exam form acceptable for participation in athletics.
Students are required to obtain a physical evaluation for a given school year after June 1 of the upcoming school year. The physical exam will remain valid through the end of the school year barring major injury or illness. (See below for major injury/illness information.)
There are nine sections to the CIPPE:
- Sections 1-5 must be completed by the parent/guardian and student.
- Section 6 must be completed by a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.).
- Section 7 is used for re-certification for additional activities or following major injury/illness.
- Section 8 is used by a physician for re-certification following major injury/illness.
- Section 9 is used only by those participating in wrestling.
All sections must be returned to the student’s school where it is kept on file.
RE-CERTIFICATION for Students for Winter & Spring Seasons (w / NO major injury / illness)
Students who have participated in the fall season who wish to participate in the winter and/or spring seasons do not require a new physical exam. However, a student and the parent/guardian must complete a re-certification for each sport in which the student-athlete wishes to participate. Barring any major injury/illness since the physical exam, simply complete Section 7 of the CIPPE form and return it to your school.
RE-CERTIFICATION for Students for Winter & Spring Seasons (w/ major injury/illness)
In the event the student has suffered a major injury or illness since the last physical exam:
- Section 7 must be completed by the parent/guardian AND
- Section 8 must be completed by a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.)