Innovations Grant

Detecting Team Potential for Athlete Hazing

Hazing in sports causes both physical and emotional harm to an athlete as well legal and reputational harm to an athletic program. There is thus strong rationale for preventing hazing and implementing a positive approach to inculcating...

Consent Communication: What Does it Mean for Student-Athletes?

The Monmouth University Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the MU Polling Institute and other academic departments, developed an instrument to identify the attitudes and perceptions of sexual consent of student-athletes to be...

2015 NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice grant program year-end reports

The links below direct you the final reports of the 2015 Innovations Grant recipients. Each report begins with a one-page research in brief, which quickly summarizes the project’s purpose, scope, and findings. For abstracts of the 2015...

NCAA to fund research grants

The NCAA is seeking proposals for its Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program, which awards $100,000 to research and data-driven projects designed to help college athletes.

Mental health referral for student-athletes: Web-based education and training

Physically and mentally healthy student-athletes are in a good position to thrive academically, socially, and athletically. Unfortunately, many student-athletes fail to get the mental health help they need due to lack of knowledge and/or...

Injured athlete support group: Evaluation of a pilot program

Injured collegiate athletes are in need of additional resources to improve their psychosocial functioning and effective coping, and to facilitate their recovery. However, access to these services is limited and there are little data...

A career readiness program for student-athletes

Student-athletes may be at a disadvantage in developing experiential learning opportunities that assist all students during the transition from college student to career employee due to time demands on their schedule during the school year...

The Whole Image for Athletes

Eating Disorders (ED) and body image (BI) concerns, prevalent among college athletes (CA), significantly and negatively impact physical and emotional well-being, academic and sports performance, peers, and the campus community. Online BI...

Parent involvement in young adults’ intercollegiate athletic careers: Developmental considerations and applied recommendations

During the college transition, student-athletes have to balance sport and academic pursuits. Parent involvement is an integral, but potentially problematic, aspect of this transition. The present research was designed to identify aspects...

Developing and evaluating a model program for supporting the mental health of student athletes

Many student athletes experience mental health problems such as depression, but they are often reluctant to seek help. This project developed and evaluated a multi-faceted program to increase awareness of mental health issues, reduce the...

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