What is a PPE?

​What is a Sports Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE)?

The goal of the sports physical, also known as the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE), is to promote the health and safety of athletes in training and competition. The PPE is to facilitate and encourage safe participation in sports, not to exclude athletes from participation.


Is the PPE the same thing as a regular physical or health maintenance exam? 

No, the PPE is not intended to replace routine health maintenance visits with your healthcare provider. The PPE screens for conditions that may be life-threatening or disabling with participation in sport or for conditions that may predispose an athlete to injury or illness. Submitting a copy of a prior routine physical or health maintenance exam will not be accepted as your UCLA Club Sport PPE.


What form is needed for my PPE? 

The UCLA Club Sport website has a copy of the PPE form that will need to be completed and submitted to the Club Sports Office. You must print out this form and complete the history questionnaire for your medical provider to review at the time of your PPE appointment. The history portion of the PPE should be completed PRIOR to the time of your appointment.  If you do not have your form completed at the time of your appointment you may be asked to reschedule. 


You can make a UCLA club sport Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE) appointment in one of the following ways:


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