Research

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. Below are several programs and resources designed for the college population: APPLE Institute NCAA Sport Science...

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,...

Does athletics enhance the Division III college experience?

Nearly one-quarter of students who attend Division III colleges participate in NCAA athletics. An important part of the mission of the division is to ensure that these student-athletes have a comprehensive college experience, engage fully...

Frequently Asked Questions about Academic Progress Rate (APR)

Frequently Asked Questions How is the APR calculated? While eligibility requirements make the individual student-athlete accountable, the Academic Progress Rate creates a level of institutional responsibility. The Academic Progress Rate is...

2012-13 NCAA National Study of Substance Use Habits of College Student-Athletes

Below you will find materials related to the 2012-13 NCAA National Study of Substance Use Habits of College Student-Athletes. These materials will assist those administering the survey in the preparation for any campus review...

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