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 is committed to serving and educating student-athletes and our membership and 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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About the SSI

The mission of the NCAA Sport Science Institute is to promote and develop safety, excellence and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster lifelong physical and mental development.

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Sport-Specific Initiatives

The NCAA Sport Science Institute collaborates with prominent medical and sports medicine organizations, leading experts in the field and member schools to host sport- and topic-specific summits and task forces each year. 

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