Research

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...

Shared NCAA Research Data

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: Undergraduate Experiences and Post-College Outcomes of NCAA Student-Athletes

As a follow-up to their 2016 study, Gallup has produced a new report on the college experiences and life outcomes of college graduates who competed in NCAA athletics in Divisions I, II or III.

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...

Promoting Identity Development in Student Athletes: There’s An App for That

Over-identification with the athletic role can have negative implications. The goal of this project was to develop and assess the impact of an informational intervention for student-athletes delivered through a mobile app (ReadyApp)...

Moving On!: A Physical Activity Transition Program for Student-Athletes

Maintaining healthy levels of physical activity after college can be challenging for many student-athletes. Given the health concerns associated with dropping from high activity to inactivity, evidence-based programs are needed to prepare...

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