Health History | Heads | Heat | Hearts - The MHSAA's 4H Focus

Scroll down this page or click photo for resources pertaining to the MHSAA's major health and safety initiatives and more. Refer to this site frequently for the most recent information.

MHSAA Physical Exam Resources

Concussion & Mental Health Resources
Heat, Hydration Resources

Cardiovascular Resources


Covid-19 Athlete/Coach Monitoring Form

MHSAA Spring Update #37 - 6/17/21

MHSAA Spring Update #36 - 5/27/21

MHSAA Spring Update #35 - 5/14/21

MHSAA Spring Update #34 - 5/5/21

MHSAA Spring Update #33 - 4/23/21

MHSAA Spring Update #32 - 4/16/21

MHSAA Spring Update #31 - 4/9/21

MHSAA Spring Update #30 - 4/1/21

MHSAA Winter/Spring Update #29 - 3/24/21

MHSAA Winter/Spring Update #28 - 3/19/21

MHSAA Winter/Spring Update #27 - 3/11/21

MHSAA Winter/Spring Update #26 - 3/3/21

MHSAA Spring Update #25 - 2/22/21

MHSAA Winter/Spring Update #24 - 2/10/21

MHSAA Winter/Spring Update #23 - 2/8/21

MHSAA Winter/Spring Guidance #22 - 2/4/21

MHSAA Fall/Winter Update #21 - 1/22/21

MHSAA Fall/Winter Update #20 - 1/14/21

MHSAA Fall/Winter Update #19 - 1/13/21

MHSAA Fall/Winter Update #18 - 1/6/21

MHSAA Fall/Winter Update #17 - 12/23/20

MHSAA Fall/Winter Update #16 - 12/18/20

MHSAA Fall/Winter Update #15 - 11/18/20

MHSAA Fall/Winter Update #14 - 11/15/20

MHSAA Fall/Winter Update #13 - 10/23/20

MHSAA Fall Update #12 - 10/6/20

MHSAA Fall Update #11 - 9/30/20

MHSAA Fall Update #10 - 9/25/20

MHSAA Fall Update #9 - 9/10/20

MHSAA Fall Update #8 - 9/3/20

MHSAA Fall Update #7 - 8/20/20

MHSAA Fall Update #6 - 8/14/20

MHSAA Fall Update #5 - 7/29/20

MHSAA Re-Opening Update #4 - 7/17/20

MHSAA Re-Opening Update #3 - 7/1/20

MHSAA Summer Guidance Update #2 - 6/9/20

MHSAA Summer Guidance Update #1 - 6/2/20

for Re-Opening School Sports
 - 5/29/20

COVID Monitoring Form

Suggested Post-COVID 19 Gradual Return to Play Progression

Winter Contact Sports- Wrestling Antigen Testing Program

MI Safer Schools Training Series

Wrestling School Zoom Meeting - Feb. 9, 2021

Enrollment & Test Ordering Link

Training Videos for Test Personnel:

MI Safe Videos:

MI Safer Documents:

Additional Testing Resources


Among the growing concerns involving youth across the country today is mental health. Following is a list of resources.

MHSAA Insurance Benefits 2020-21

Summary Report: 2019-20 MHSAA Head Injury Reporting

Concussion and the Modern Athlete - Michigan Emmy-Winning Video

Few Scholarship Dreams Ever Realized - Bob Gardner, NFHS, 2018

Return to Activity & Post-Concussion Consent Form
Concussion Insurance Benefits Information and Forms
Concussion Education Materials/Acknowledgement Form
Tournament Medical Incident Report Form
MHSAA Medical Time Out Template | Word Doc
The above template is intended for schools to copy and tailor to their specific needs

CPR FAQs for Head Coach Requirement
NFHS "First Aid, Health and Safety"

Sports Medicine Advisory Committee Minutes

Hot-Weather Advisory

Preseason Football Guide


Physical Exam/Medical History Forms

The most frequently requested and downloaded form is the Student-Athlete Physical Exam / Medical History Form. Schools may download any applicable forms below. 

The MHSAA Health Questionnaire will not be in use in 2021-22.  An MHSAA pre-participation sports physical is again required for all students who participate in sports in 2021-22. A valid 2021-22 physical examination (BELOW) must be completed on or after April 15, 2021.  Please inform students as early as 5th grade of this requirement and date.   

Sports Physicals: For the 2021-22 school year, an MHSAA pre-participation sports physical (below)  is required for all students who participate in sports. A physical examination must be completed on or after April 15, 2021, to be considered a valid physical for 2021-22. The MHSAA Health Questionnaire will not be in use for next school year. Please be sure to inform all parents and students – especially those who will begin middle school next fall – of the April 15 date. The MHSAA two-page physical form has not changed and remains on MHSAA physical cards can be ordered by schools as needed.

Concussion & Mental Health Resources

"Any athlete who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion, or balance problems) shall be immediately removed from the contest and shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate health care professional."

Note: Scroll Down for Mental Health Section


Online Concussion Courses

Concussion Video Resources


Bullying/Student Behavior

Benefits of Multi-Sport Participation

 Sport specialization is a threat to young persons' essential health and safety that presents as great a risk as head trauma, heat illness and heart failure. The antidote is balanced, multi-sport participation. The answer is school-sponsored sports. Resources and data promoting multi-sport participation.

NFHS Free Online Courses

The NFHS is offering a series of FREE valuable online courses regarding concussion management, sportsmanship and the role of parents in sports. Click a topic below and begin the course.

Click Here for Instructions in Signing Up for Free NFHS Online Courses

Help from Our Friends

Below are links to helpful resources from related associations, organizations and partners dedicated to the health and well-being of school sports. We encourage you to visit these sites frequently.

Nutrition Resources from the UDIM

Resources from the Illinois HS Association

Resources for Secondary Schools


Michigan State Police


From the Minnesota State HS League


NFHS Sports Medicine Page