The NCAA Sport Science Institute (SSI) is the association’s national center for excellence whose mission is to promote and develop safety, excellence and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster life-long physical and mental development. The SSI is devoted to research, education, collaboration, policy development and best practice guidelines that will benefit the safety, excellence and wellness of the intercollegiate student-athlete. In order to further its vision and mission, the SSI partners and works collaboratively with member institutions and strategically aligned organizations.
To promote and develop safety, excellence and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster life-long physical and mental development.
To be the pre-eminent sport science voice for all student-athletes and NCAA member institutions, and to be the steward of best practices for youth and intercollegiate sports.
The SSI is strongly committed to serving and educating our student-athletes and membership. In close consultation and coordination with medical experts, student-athletes and our membership, the Sport Science Institute has advanced nine strategic priorities.
The strategic priorities of the SSI include: