Doping and Substance Abuse

The NCAA Sport Science Institute promotes the fair and safe competition of college athletes. The NCAA drug testing program, along with clear policies and effective educational programs, contributes to a campus environment that supports healthy choices, fair competition and a positive environment for student-athletes.

The prevention of performance-enhancing drug use by college athletes is of critical importance to support fair, healthy play, and the NCAA differentiates performance-enhancing drugs from alcohol and other recreational drugs.  The SSI partners with The National Center for Drug Free Sport to administer year-round championship drug-testing programs and funds more than $5 million annually in both testing for performance-enhancing drugs and providing educational efforts to help each member school address the risks involved with the misuse of alcohol and recreational drugs.

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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Data and Research

Collecting and analyzing data, and then using those data to make informed decisions, is central to what we do at the Sport Science Institute. 

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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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NCAA Drug Testing Program

The NCAA drug testing program, along with clear policies and effective educational programs, contributes to a campus environment that supports healthy choices, fair competition and a positive environment for student-athletes.

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Substance Abuse Prevention Tool Kit

A tool kit to assist athletics administrators and their campus colleagues in efforts to reduce recreational and illicit substance abuse and to promote healthy choices and a positive environment for college athletes.

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