As students return to campus this fall, these important initiatives are being implemented to change college sports for the better.

Learn more about how the NCAA continues to prioritize the well-being of student-athletes.

Two-a-day football practices eliminated

This spring, all three divisions adopted legislation that ended the long-standing tradition of two-a-day contact practices in the college football preseason.

Football practice guidelines updated

The Football Practice Contact Recommendations serve as an update to guidelines published in 2014. The recommendations rely on evolving science and seek to bolster athlete safety.

NCAA committed to student-athlete safety

The NCAA and the Department of Defense are leading the largest concussion study ever. Watch how the $30 million study is raising the bar on the science of concussion.

DI student-athletes have more time away from sports

Student-athletes now have more time and ability to pursue additional opportunities in college outside their sport.

Board adopts sexual violence policy

Coaches, administrators and college athletes are required to complete education each year in sexual violence prevention, according to a policy adopted by the NCAA Board of Governors.

NCAA supports student-athlete mental wellness

The Sport Science Institute developed web-based educational modules to help normalize and destigmatize mental health help seeking for college athletes.