Sport Science Institute

Performance-Enhancing Drugs

The NCAA bans the use of performance-enhancing and recreational drugs to protect the health of college athletes and to ensure fair play. The risks for student-athletes using these drugs are high; a positive drug test will result in loss of...

NCAA Drug Testing Program

The NCAA drug-testing program, along with clear policies and effective education, protects student-athletes who play by the rules by playing clean. The purpose of the drug-testing program is to deter student-athletes from using performance...

Concussion Safety Protocol Management

The 2019 Concussion Safety Protocol Review Process will be open March 13 through May 1. Protocols must be submitted via the NCAA Program Hub . The Concussion Safety Protocol Review Process was initiated in January 2015, when the five...

Cardiac Health Summits and Task Forces

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,...

Cardiac Health Best Practices for Campuses

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...

Mental Health Best Practices

The NCAA Sport Science Institute and leading mental health organizations across the country have developed a seminal publication in support of college athlete mental health and wellness, an Inter-Association Consensus Document: Best...

Concussion Timeline

A history of NCAA decisions intended to help protect college athletes from serious injuries, including those that can cause a concussion.

Drug-Testing Appeals Process

If requested to do so, an institution is required to bring an appeal on behalf of a student-athlete who has a positive drug test or who violates an NCAA drug-testing protocol. The procedures for appeal are contained in Section 8.0 of the...

Concussion Safety Protocol Committee Roster

Brian Hainline, M.D. NCAA Chief Medical Officer Committee Administrative Chair Scott Anderson, ATC Head athletic trainer, University of Oklahoma, and President, College Athletic Trainers Society Big 12 appointee Doug Aukerman, M.D. Senior...

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