University Health and Counseling Services

PPE Instructions For Athletes

PPE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETES AT USM

 Follow each of the three (3) steps below to fulfill all medical eligibility requirements for participation in intercollegiate athletics at University of Southern Maine. DO NOT SKIP ANY STEPS

Step #1. Click to open this link Medical Eligibility Requirements for Intercollegiate Athletic Participation at USM and read carefully! DO NOT SKIP OVER THIS STEP

Step #2. All student-athletes must complete a pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE) annually at the University Health and Counseling Services in 125 Upton Hall on the Gorham Campus of USM.  Please review the PPE clinic schedule below and plan up to two (2) hours to complete the PPE process on the date that your respective team is scheduled:

 USM INTERCOLLEGIATE STUDENT-ATHLETE PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION (PPE) SCHEDULE - 2015

 PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED CHECK-IN TIME FOR YOUR PPE APPOINTMENT LISTED BELOW

TEAM DATE TIME
W. Soccer Tuesday, August 18 8:00 AM
Field Hockey Tuesday, August 18 8:45 AM
Golf & W. Tennis Tuesday, August 18 9:30 AM
M. Soccer Tuesday, August 18 10:15 AM
TEAM DATE TIME
W. Volleyball Monday, August 24 8:00 AM
M. Cross Country Monday, August 24 8:45 AM
W. Cross Country Monday, August 24 9:15 AM
TEAM DATE TIME
Baseball Friday, September 4 8:00 AM
Softball Friday, September 4 8:45 AM
M. Lacrosse Friday, September 4 9:30 AM
W. Lacrosse & M. Tennis Friday, September 4 10:15 AM
M. Ice Hockey Friday, September 4 11:00 AM
M. Track & Field Friday, September 4 11:45 AM
W. Ice Hockey Friday, September 4 12:15 PM
W. Track & Field Friday, September 4 1:00 PM
Wrestling Friday, September 4 12:30 PM
W. Basketball Friday, September 4 1:00 PM
M. Basketball Friday, September 4 1:30 PM

 

INSTRUCTIONS for PPE Appointment:

• Bring official written documentation of adequate health insurance coverage to PPE appointment

• Athletes under age 18 must have a Minor Consent Form signed by a parent or guardian prior to the PPE

• Student-athletes should arrive dressed in T-shirt and gym shorts for the PPE appointment

• All student-athlete candidates should report for check-in 15 minutes prior to their scheduled PPE appointment.  Missing the scheduled appointment may jeopardize eligibility for sports participation as there are limited opportunities for rescheduling PPE appointments.  Students may be charged for missed appointments

• Contact the UHCS via email at health@usm.maine.edu, well in advance of PPE date, regarding questions or PPE scheduling conflicts

The PPE check-in process will go smoothly and efficiently if all of your required documents have been completed in advance of the PPE date.  If all documentation is not completed in advance of the PPE date you will have to contact Health Services at another time to be rescheduled for an individual PPE appointment.  This process will most certainly delay your participation clearance status for your chosen sport.

Step #3. Student-athletes must complete the web based Privit Profile electronic health history questionnaire and accompanying required forms. This questionnaire and accompanying forms must be completed prior to receiving a Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (PPE) at University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) and prior to being eligible for intercollegiate athletic participation at the University of Southern Maine (USM).  Many first time users of Privit Profile sit down with their Parent or Guardian to complete the Privit Profile.  After all, your parents generally have comprehensive health information at their fingertips or can easily access Immunization records, insurance information, and your health history.

Prior to completing Privit Profile you will need to have the following information available:

  1. Your Immunization Shot Records. (Click on the following link for Immunization Requirements Information
  2. Health Insurance Policy Information
  3. Your USM MaineStreet ID # (7 digits)

* The Privit Profile (e-PPE) and all required medical eligibility forms must be completed by August 10, 2015 for fall sports participants and August 22, 2015 for winter and spring sports participants.  This is required so that the AT Staff and Coaches can review all materials prior to the PPE clinic dates listed in Step #2 above.

Click on the logo below to “register” (initial/first year athlete) or “log-in” (returning athletes) on Privit Profile:

PPE

If you have any questions about medical eligibility please direct inquiries to Matt Gerken at mgerken@usm.maine.edu. Athletic Training Services is not open during the summer months until August 10, 2015.  However, I will be responding to email inquiries periodically and will get back to you.