High School preparticipation
Physical Evaluations

High School Preparticipation Physical Evaluation

In order to help ensure the health and safety of students participating in athletics, the Sioux Falls School District School Board will require an annual preparticipation physical evaluation of all students who participate in South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) recognized interscholastic athletics, all Sioux Falls School District approved club sports, and any other school sponsored activity deemed as physically demanding as an athletic activity. This evaluation must occur after April 1 for the ensuing school year but prior to the first practice, workout (summer/school year) or tryout of an athletic activity in which the student is participating in. 

Preparticipation Physical Evaluation

The annual medical evaluation must be performed by a licensed medical personnel that is qualified to perform the evaluation and certify the health of the student (Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy, Doctor of Chiropractic, licensed Physicians Assistant and licensed Nurse Practitioner).  This examination is valid for one school year except when the student has had a significant injury, illness, or major surgery. A student-athlete who has suffered a significant injury or significant illness, has had major surgery, or is suspected of having suffered a concussion is required to submit the consent for continued participation form signed by a licensed health care provider verifying that it is safe for the student to participate.

Preparticipation Medical History Information

The preparticipation medical history must be completed by the patient and parent/guardian and brought to appointment with the licensed medical personnel.