Any student in grades 7-12 participating in interscholastic athletics, dance line, or cheerleading must have a current physical examination on file. This physical must be done within the past three years and may be performed by a physician, nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant.
If you have a child who intends to participate in these activities in the coming school year and does not have a current physical on file at their school, contact their health care provider to schedule a physical examination.
After major surgery or serious illness or injury, a physician must certify in writing the student’s readiness for participation in interscholastic athletics, danceline or cheerleading.
For middle school students
In addition to having a health physical, middle school students must annually complete the Middle School Annual Sports Health Questionnaire, Participation Release and Fees form (paper form).
For high school students
In addition to having a health physical, high school students must annually complete the Minnesota State High School League Annual Sports Health Questionnaire
Every three years
High school and middle school students must:
- Complete Minnesota State High School League Sports Qualifying Physical Examination Clearance Form with the:
- date the physical was performed;
- signature of the doctor who conducted the exam;
- statement that the child is cleared to participate in the sports and/or activities they intend to pursue.
- Submit completed form to your child’s school
Completed physical examination forms are kept in the school athletic office or nurse’s office depending on the individual school.
For more information on physical examination requirements, contact the nurse at your child’s school.