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Key Publications

The page is devoted to important and timely documents developed by the NCAA Sport Science Institute in partnership with leading medical sports medicine organizations, experts and member schools.

Athletics Health Care Administrator Handbook

This handbook includes information about the recommended roles for athletics health care administrators as well as NCAA health and safety legislation, interassociation consensus recommendations and educational resources.

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Cardiac Care Best Practices

A resource of best practice guidance for team physicians and athletic trainers to support and promote the cardiovascular care of college athletes.

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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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Independent Medical Care Best Practices

A resource of best practice guidance for athletics administrators, team physicians and athletic trainers in support of efforts to deliver student-athlete-centered athletics healthcare.

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Sexual Violence Prevention Tool Kit

The NCAA Sport Science Institute, in partnership with the NCAA Office of Inclusion, engaged leading higher education organizations across the country to develop the publication Sexual Violence Prevention: An Athletics Tool Kit for a Healthy and Safe Culture.

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Mental Health Best Practices

A resource of best practice guidance for athletics administrators and campus partners to support and promote the mental health of college athletes, developed and endorsed by the most prominent medical and mental health organizations in the nation. It includes downloadable resources such as checklists, emergency action planning guidance and screening tools.

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Sports Medicine Handbook

This downloadable handbook provides guidance for directors of athletics, athletic trainers and team physicians to promote a safe environment for college athletes and to assist in the development of sports medicine policies and practices that support student-athlete health and safety.

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Mind, Body and Sport

A collection of chapters from experts in the field combined with first-person stories designed to help student-athletes, athletics administrators and campus partners understand and support student-athlete mental wellness.

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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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