To: All Varsity Student Athletes
Re: Impact Baseline Testing
In order to provide the best appropriate care for student athletes, the Athletic Training Staff at the University of Rochester require all student athletes to complete a head injury baseline test (IMPACT) prior to any practice or competition. This online exam provides a cognitive baseline for each athlete. In the event of a head injury, a retest is given, and results are compared to the original baseline test. This result will help to determine the athlete's cognitive readiness to return to play. The Impact test is a secondary tool and is not the only determinant for return to play.
All athletes at the University must complete the baseline test prior to the start of their season.
Instructions for the web-based exam are as follows.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have any questions please contact the Athletic Training Staff.