Research

Bodies in Motion: An Evaluation of a Program to Support Positive Body Image in Female Collegiate Athletes

Bodies-in-Motion is an evidence-based program that combines effective components of traditional interventions with a contemporary mindful self-compassion approach to promote healthy body image, eating behaviors, and overall well-being in...

Moving On!: Next Steps for Promoting the Long-Term Health and Well-Being of Student-Athletes

Programs promoting lifestyle physical activity and healthy nutrition among student-athletes are rare despite the potential physical and psychosocial consequences of transitioning out of collegiate sport. To address this critical gap, our...

Promoting Healthy Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Student-Athletes: Mental Health, Social Functioning, and Physical Well-Being

Sleep has been increasingly identified as important for physical and mental well-being, especially among young adults. This study developed and assessed the benefits of a novel sleep health intervention targeted at student athletes. We...

Promoting Positive Parent Involvement: Developing a Novel Online Education Module for Parents of NCAA Student-Athletes

The transition to college athletics coincides with multiple developmental changes during emerging adulthood. Recent work examining parent involvement during this transition suggests that higher levels of parental support, contact, academic...

Data Sharing

The NCAA collects a substantial amount of data from its member institutions on the academic performance of their student-athletes. These data are collected to help answer research questions posed by college presidents, athletics personnel...

The First in Their Family

In the most recent NCAA GOALS study , 16% of student-athletes reported being first-generation college students (defined here as neither parent having attended college). Who is most likely to be a first-generation student? Division II...

Gallup Study: Life Outcomes of Former Student-Athletes

The NCAA recently commissioned Gallup to interview 1,670 former NCAA student-athletes about their college experiences and current well-being, and compare the responses to those of nearly 23,000 non-student-athletes graduating from the same colleges.

Identity, Leadership, and Success: A Study of Black Male Student-Athletes at the University of Missouri

While scholars have examined important variables related to the identities of Black male student-athletes nationally, there is much to learn about MU Black male student-athletes. This qualitative study aimed to better understand MU Black...

Student-Athlete Career Development

“NCAA student-athlete” is a foundational career that provides opportunities to develop leadership, communication, teamwork, motivation, and organizational skills. Unfortunately, many student-athletes lag behind their non-athlete peers with...

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