Scheduling an ImPACT Test

ImPACT evaluates and documents multiple aspects of neurocognitive functioning, including:

  • Memory
  • Brain processing speed
  • Reaction time
  • Post-concussive symptoms
  • Injury documentation system


Attention Student-Athletes: You MUST sign up for a testing time

The MSHSL requires football, soccer, hockey, alpine skiing, wrestling, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and pole vault athletes to take a baseline test once during the school year. The Minnesota Youth Concussion Law states that all baseline concussion testing must be supervised by an athletic trainer.

Limited testing will be available before the beginning of each season of sports but we highly recommend that all athletes in the listed sports take the test over the summer.

The test will be administered in the Graphics Art room (VF201) in Flynn Hall. Click here to sign up for a test: July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9.

Please contact trainer Melissa Haupt at mhaupt@cadets.com or 651-683-1525 if you have questions.

Suffered an Injury?

If a person is believed to have suffered a concussion or head injury, the exam is taken again and the data is compared to the baseline (initial) test. This information is then used as a tool to assist in determining the extent of the injury, monitoring recovery, and in making safe return to play decisions.  If an injury of this nature occurs, please contact the Concussion Clinic regarding a post-injury test.

STA and Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists will hold the results of your ImPACT test in a confidential data bank. We can release the data from your test to a practitioner (doctor or neuropsychologist) at their request should you be seen for a head injury. The test results need to be interpreted by a practitioner familiar with ImPACT testing to help manage recover from a concussion injury and develop a plan for recovery.

If you believe you have suffered a concussion please the athletic trainer for evaluation and further instruction. In the event of a concussion the athlete and parent will be advised to schedule a post-concussion exam. This appointment can be made by calling (651) 683-1525. If you would like to use your primary clinic for a post-concussion ImPACT test please call the number above to have your baseline results faxed to the proper clinic.

Get information from Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists about taking the test.