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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...

Division III Research

DIII Results, GOALS Study (Growth, Opportunities, Aspirations and Learning of Students in College) 2018 Division III Membership Survey: Initial Report 2018 Division III Conference Survey: Initial Report

SCORE Study

SCORE-96 is the most comprehensive large-scale national study of former college student-athletes ever undertaken. It is a longitudinal study that collects data from student-athletes who completed their collegiate careers approximately ten years ago and assesses the impact of intercollegiate athletics during and beyond college.

The 2006 GOALS and SCORE Studies

The NCAA in the mid-2000s developed two significant studies to help inform the discussion surrounding the experiences of student-athletes. One focuses on recent classes of athletes, while the other checks in with former players further...

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