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Pre-Participation Athletic Physicals


Pre-participation athletic physicals are offered by appointment in the General Medicine clinic. This physical is required by the athletic department for all students who wish to try-out for collegiate teams. It is also recommended for students who plan to participate in club or intramural sports or embark on a new athletic activity or program. At your visit, a physician will review your medical history, perform a physical examination, and make recommendations for your athletic participation. If you wish to have the sickle cell test, this will be done at your appointment.

Required Steps

The pre-participation athletic physical is comprised of 3 required steps:

  1. Review of the NCAA Sickle Cell Trait Fact Sheet for Student Athletes.
  2. Schedule your appointment for “Physical: Sports” by logging into HealthyHoos or calling the General Medicine reception desk at 434-982-3915.
  3. Complete the required Athletic Health History form before your appointment. This can be completed online at HealthyHoos. View upcoming appointments and complete the associated form. If the form is not completed prior to your visit, your appointment may be cancelled and you will need to reschedule.


There is no charge for the Pre-participation athletic physical. However, there is a fee for any necessary additional services, such as lab tests, immunizations, EKG, etc. Please refer to the Student Health Price Schedule for costs of these services. The physician may also recommend referral to a specialist for further evaluation. Please contact your insurance provider to discuss coverage for these services.