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Sexual Violence Prevention Tool Kit

The NCAA Sport Science Institute, in partnership with the NCAA Office of Inclusion, is pleased to announce our updated resource entitled: “Sexual Violence Prevention: An Athletics Tool Kit for a Healthy and Safe Culture – Second Edition.” This document was updated in 2019 with important new information and pertinent changes since the legal and higher education landscape around sexual violence has significantly evolved.

CSMAS proposes the expansion of independent medical care

During its meeting June 15-17 in Dallas, the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports approved a series of recommendations that build on legislation passed by the NCAA’s five autonomy conferences earlier this year...

Addressing student-athlete hazing

Susie Bruce, director, Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, University of Virginia; and Holly Deering, health educator, Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, University of Virginia

“… The intention was to have a fun night of team bonding, not to humiliate or embarrass anyone. … We realize it didn’t benefit us or improve our skills. It didn’t make us close as a team, and in fact, just the opposite occurred! Our fall season was canceled, as was our spring break, and our team is on probation. 

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Safety in College Football Summit

The Sport Science Institute and the College Athletic Trainers’ Society hosted the second Safety in College Football Summit in Orlando February 10 and 11, 2016. The event, attended by athletic trainers, physicians, concussion researchers,...

Other Health and Safety Issues

Located below are links to resources related to other medical conditions, including sickle cell trait and skin safety.

About the SSI

Since its inception in 2013, the SSI has worked collaboratively with NCAA membership, with the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports, with medical and research experts, and with sports medicine and other medical...

Sport-Specific Initiatives

The NCAA Sport Science Institute is committed to serving and educating student-athletes, athletics departments and member schools. To help accomplish this goal, we collaborate with prominent medical and sports medicine organizations,...

Athletics Health Care Administration Best Practices

The NCAA Sport Science Institute is committed to serving and educating college athletes, athletics departments and member schools. To support these efforts, the SSI collaborates with multidisciplinary teams, content experts, leading...

Athletics Health Care Administration Educational Resources

The NCAA Sport Science Institute is a leader in providing health and safety resources to college athletes, coaches, athletics administrators and campus partners. Together with leading medical organizations, behavioral health centers and...

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