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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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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The NCAA and the Department of Defense are leading the largest concussion study ever. Watch how the $30 million study is raising the bar on the science of concussion.

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Learn how schools are using the interassociation mental health best practices.

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