Doping and Substance Abuse

Doping and Substance Abuse 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. We work closely with NCAA research staff in support of efforts that promote a safe and healthy...

Doping and Substance Abuse 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. Together with leading medical organizations, behavioral health centers and...

Dietary Supplements

The NCAA Sport Science Institute hopes to foster a healthy and productive experience for college athletes. In addition to performance-enhancing drugs, alcohol and other recreational drugs, dietary supplements can be dangerous to a student-...

APPLE Institute

The NCAA Sport Science Institute partners with the University of Virginia Gordie Center to sponsor the APPLE Institute, an annual three-day national training institute for student-athletes, athletics administrators and campus partners...

Alcohol and Other Recreational Drug Prevention

The NCAA Sport Science Institute hopes to foster a healthy and productive experience for college athletes. In addition to performance-enhancing drugs, alcohol and other recreational drug use can impact the health and well-being of student-...

Performance-Enhancing Drugs

The NCAA bans the use of performance-enhancing and recreational drugs to protect the health of college athletes and to ensure fair play. The risks for student-athletes using these drugs are high; a positive drug test will result in loss of...

NCAA Drug Testing Program

The NCAA drug-testing program, along with clear policies and effective education, protects student-athletes who play by the rules by playing clean. The purpose of the drug-testing program is to deter student-athletes from using performance...

NCAA CHOICES Grant

The misuse of alcohol by college students is of great concern to the NCAA. In an effort to educate students about the risks involved with the misuse of alcohol, the NCAA has developed the NCAA CHOICES Grant Program, through the support of...

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