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Concussion Safety Best Practices for Campuses

The NCAA Sport Science Institute is committed to serving and educating college athletes, athletics departments and member schools. To support these efforts, the SSI collaborates with multidisciplinary teams, content experts, leading medical and sports medicine organizations, and member schools to develop and endorse best practice recommendations. These resource-independent best practices are crafted with input from student-athletes, coaches and administrators to support the important work of our membership in promoting the health and safety of college athletes. 

Located on this page are best practice resources for member schools to support the concussion and repetitive head impact safety of college athletes.

Concussion Diagnosis and Management Best Practices

A resource of best practice guidance for team physicians and athletic trainers to support and promote concussion and repetitive head exposure safety for college athletes. It includes downloadable resources including a concussion safety protocol checklist.

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Year-Round Football Practice Contact Recommendations

These recommendations for NCAA football coaches include year-round football practice guidance that addresses student-athlete safety and head impact exposure.

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