Innovations Grant

NCAA awards $100,000 in grants to researchers

Five research teams will receive a total of $100,000 through the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program, designed to enhance college athletes’ psychosocial well-being and mental health.

Bodies-in-Motion: An Evidence-Based Program to Support Positive Body Image

Bodies-in-Motion is an evidence-based program that combines effective components of traditional interventions with a contemporary mindful self-compassion approach to promote healthy body image, eating behaviors, and overall well-being in...

Moving On!: Next Steps for Promoting the Long-Term Health and Well-Being of Student-Athletes

Programs promoting lifestyle physical activity and healthy nutrition among student-athletes are rare despite the potential physical and psychosocial consequences of transitioning out of collegiate sport. To address this critical gap, our...

Promoting Healthy Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Student-Athletes: Mental Health, Social Functioning, and Physical Well-Being

Sleep has been increasingly identified as important for physical and mental well-being, especially among young adults. This study developed and assessed the benefits of a novel sleep health intervention targeted at student athletes. We...

Promoting Positive Parent Involvement: Developing a Novel Online Education Module for Parents of NCAA Student-Athletes

The transition to college athletics coincides with multiple developmental changes during emerging adulthood. Recent work examining parent involvement during this transition suggests that higher levels of parental support, contact, academic...

NCAA awards 2016 research grants

Four research teams will receive a total of $100,000 through the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program, designed to enhance college athletes’ life skills, psychosocial well-being and mental health.

Identity, Leadership, and Success: A Study of Black Male Student-Athletes at the University of Missouri

While scholars have examined important variables related to the identities of Black male student-athletes nationally, there is much to learn about MU Black male student-athletes. This qualitative study aimed to better understand MU Black...

Student-Athlete Career Development

“NCAA student-athlete” is a foundational career that provides opportunities to develop leadership, communication, teamwork, motivation, and organizational skills. Unfortunately, many student-athletes lag behind their non-athlete peers with...

Promoting Identity Development in Student Athletes: There’s An App for That

Over-identification with the athletic role can have negative implications. The goal of this project was to develop and assess the impact of an informational intervention for student-athletes delivered through a mobile app (ReadyApp)...

Moving On!: A Physical Activity Transition Program for Student-Athletes

Maintaining healthy levels of physical activity after college can be challenging for many student-athletes. Given the health concerns associated with dropping from high activity to inactivity, evidence-based programs are needed to prepare...

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