Research

Division II SCORE

The NCAA research staff periodically conducts studies that ask current and former student-athletes how their participation in intercollegiate athletics affected their educational experience and their lives after college. One, which focuses...

If I could change one thing about my student-athlete experience...

Recently we published a word cloud that displayed how a national sample of NCAA student-athletes described the best part of their college experience . The NCAA GOALS survey also included an opportunity for student-athletes to comment on...

The best part of my student-athlete experience is...

The 2010 NCAA GOALS survey gave student-athletes an open-ended opportunity to complete that sentence. This word cloud highlights the 75 most commonly used words 12,000 NCAA student-athletes included in their responses. The most frequently...

NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program

The NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program supports research and data-driven pilot projects designed to enhance student-athlete psychosocial well-being and mental health. Research topics may include, but are not limited to...

About the Survey

The 2013 substance use study is the eighth of its kind the NCAA has conducted since 1985. The initial National Study of Substance Use Habits of College Student-Athletes in 1985 and two subsequent replications were completed for the NCAA by...

NCAA Student-Athlete Substance Use Study: Executive Summary August 2014

Findings Excessive drinking is down significantly among student-athletes. Since 2005, the percentage of male student-athletes who reported drinking excessively (defined as 5 or more drinks in a typical sitting) dropped from 63% to 44%. For...

From the Trenches: The Good and Bad of Substance Use Trends

Experts at a recent NCAA meeting warned that while testing and education efforts have helped curb steroid use, administrators and coaches must remain vigilant about the ever-changing dietary supplement market, the seemingly never-changing...

Related Programs and Resources

The focus on substance-use education has grown in recent years as researchers learn more about use patterns and outcomes. Here are just a few of the more effective programs and resources designed for the college population: APPLE Program...

Oh, the places they will go...

With the top prospect (A’ja Wilson) of the 2014 women’s basketball recruiting class recently choosing to stay close to home to play college ball, we decided to examine the relocation distances of elite women’s basketball recruits Among the...

NCAA Research Staff

Directors: Todd Petr Managing Director Contact : 317-917-6305 Email : tpetr@ncaa.org Todd A. Petr has been a member of the NCAA research staff since 1987. He was named director in 1998, and managing director in 2003. In his current role,...

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