Sport Science Institute

Doping and Substance Abuse Data and Research

Collecting and analyzing data, and then using those data to make informed decisions, is central to what we do at the Sport Science Institute. We work closely with NCAA research staff in support of efforts that promote a safe and healthy...

Concussion Safety Best Practices for Campuses

Located on this page are best practices for member schools to support the concussion and repetitive head impact safety of college athletes.

Concussion 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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Cardiac Health 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...

Key Publications

The page is devoted to important and timely documents developed by the NCAA Sport Science Institute in partnership with leading medical sports medicine organizations, experts and member schools.

Health Education Center

The NCAA Sport Science Institute Health Education Center serves as a national resource for the promotion of health and safety of college athletes. The SSI partners with leading medical organizations, behavioral health centers and content...

Skin Safety

The NCAA Sport Science Institute is committed to improving educational resources that support the skin safety of college athletes. Skin infections and skin damage can have significant effects on the health of student-athletes. Open wounds...

Sickle Cell Trait

The NCAA Sport Science Institute is committed to the health, safety and well-being of student-athletes with sickle cell trait. Sickle cell trait is not a disease; it is an inherited red blood cell condition that can affect athletes at all...

Nutrition

Athletic performance and recovery for college athletes is enhanced by attention to nutrient intake. Developing an ideal nutrition plan for health and performance includes identifying the right quantity, quality and proper timing of food...

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