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.
The NCAA Sport Science Institute is a leader in providing health and safety resources to college athletes, coaches, athletics administrators and campus partners.
The SSI collaborates with multidisciplinary teams, content experts, leading medical and sports medicine organizations, and member schools to develop and endorse best practice recommendations.
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.