The NCAA Sport Science Institute hopes to foster a healthy and productive experience for college athletes. In addition to performance-enhancing drugs, alcohol and other recreational drug use can impact the health and well-being of student-athletes. The SSI encourages college athletes to be aware, ask questions, make safe choices and to stay healthy and drug free.
The APPLE Institute is an annual three-day training institute for student-athletes, athletics administrators and campus partners dedicated to substance abuse prevention and health promotion of college athletes.
The NCAA CHOICES program is an annual grant program that provides funding for NCAA member institutions and conferences to integrate athletics into campuswide efforts to reduce alcohol abuse.
An evidence-based program for student-athletes, myPlaybook is designed to prevent harm related to alcohol and other drugs. Developed in conjunction with the Institute To Promote Athlete Health and Wellness, this interactive, web-based program includes educational modules for banned and recreational drugs, sexual violence, and general student-athlete wellness.
Step UP! Bystander Intervention Training is a biannual three-day facilitator training program for athletics administrators and campus partners that educates students to be proactive in helping others. The program aims to raise awareness for helping behaviors, increase motivation to help, develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns, and ensure the safety and well-being of self and others.
360 Proof is an evidence-based, web-based resource for Division III student-athletes that helps participating schools reduce the consequences of high-risk alcohol use and enhance collaboration between athletics and student affairs.