Sport Science Institute

Leading a national effort to keep athletes healthy and safe.

Student-athlete well-being is a foundational component of the NCAA mission and has been a priority for the NCAA for more than 100 years.

As the Association’s national center of excellence, the NCAA Sport Science Institute works closely with the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports and is committed to serving and educating student-athletes and our membership. The SSI aims to provide college athletes with the best environment for safety, excellence and wellness through research, education, best practices, and collaboration with member schools, national governing bodies, key medical and youth sport organizations, and the public and private sectors. 

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. 

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Key Publications

Important and timely documents developed by SSI in partnership with leading medical sports medicine organizations, experts and member schools. 

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Solar Eclipse Safety

On Aug. 21, 2017 beginning at approximately 11:46 a.m. ET, the United States will experience a solar eclipse in which the moon will block all or part of the sun.

Athletics departments are encouraged to follow NASA’s solar eclipse safety recommendations for all outdoor activities and adjust practice and competition schedules as needed.

Go to NASA.gov/eclipse for more information.

Athletics Health Care Administrator Resource Center

Information about the recommended roles for athletics health care administrators as well as NCAA health and safety legislation, interassociation consensus recommendations and educational resources.

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