Head Certified Athletic Trainer
Governor Mifflin Senior High School
Pre Participation Physical Exams
What is the procedure for getting a physical?
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Associaiton mandates that all athletes have a Comprehensive Initial Pre Participation Evaluation (CIPPE) by a physcian before the start of the athletic season.
The CIPPE needs to be performed and signed by an authorized medical examiner. Authorized medical examiners are limited to a licensed physician of medicine or osteopathic medicine, physician’s assistant, or certified nurse practitioner.
Every athlete needs one CIPPE per year starting every June 1st and will be valid for the entire school year until May 31st. Except for fall sports, pre participation physicals must be performed within six weeks prior to the start of the season. Physicals performed beyond six weeks will need to be recertified.
Recertification-Athletes playing multiple sports in a school year or have had their initial CIPPE beyond six weeks to the start of the season, will need to have their original physical recertified for those sports. Parents/guardian will need to complete a CIPPE recertification form and turn it in to the Athletic Training Office within six weeks prior to the start of the season. In accordance with PIAA guidelines the athletic training staff will evaluate and recertify eligible physicals. There will be instances (e.g. injury, illness, change in health status) that the athlete may need to be referred to and recertified by a physician.
Governor Mifflin School District will offer at least one physical for each sport season (fall, winter, spring). If the school physical can not be attended by the athlete, then the athlete, parent/guardian must make their own arrangements for a physical at their expense.
The Comprehensive Initial Pre Participation Physical Form (CIPPE) or the CIPPE recertification form can be picked up at the high school athletic office or athletic training room or downloaded from the Governor Mifflin website www.governormifflinsd.org/PreParticipationPhysical.pdf.