Cardiac Health

The NCAA Sport Science Institute serves as a resource for physicians, athletics departments and campus partners in promoting the cardiovascular care of college athletes.

Though many student-athletes with heart conditions can live active lives and not experience health-related problems, sudden fatality from a heart condition remains the leading medical cause of death in college athletes. The SSI has taken a leadership role, in collaboration with leading medical and sports medicine organizations, in promoting the cardiovascular care of college athletes and implementing a multipronged strategy of research, education, and collaborative best practices.

Educational Resources

The NCAA Sport Science Institute is a leader in providing health and safety resources to college athletes, coaches, athletics administrators and campus partners.

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Best Practices for Campuses

The SSI collaborates with multidisciplinary teams, content experts, leading medical and sports medicine organizations, and member schools to develop and endorse best practice recommendations.

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Summits and Task Forces

The SSI 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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