Sport Science Institute

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...

Heat and Hydration

Adequate hydration before, during and after physical activity is critical to the safe and healthy participation of student-athletes in college sports. Intense exercise, hot and humid weather and dehydration can compromise an athlete’s...

Disordered Eating

Adequate nutrition and energy intake is important to the physical and emotional well-being, as well as the sports performance, of college athletes. Athletes don't need to be diagnosed with an eating disorder to experience adverse physical...

Dietary Supplements

The NCAA Sport Science Institute hopes to foster a healthy and productive experience for college athletes. In addition to performance-enhancing drugs, alcohol and other recreational drugs, dietary supplements can be dangerous to a student-...

APPLE Institute

The NCAA Sport Science Institute partners with the University of Virginia Gordie Center to sponsor the APPLE Institute, an annual three-day national training institute for student-athletes, athletics administrators and campus partners...

Alcohol and Other Recreational Drug Prevention

The NCAA Sport Science Institute hopes to foster a healthy and productive experience for college athletes. In addition to performance-enhancing drugs, alcohol and other recreational drug use can impact the health and well-being of student-...

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