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About the SSI

Since its inception in 2013, the SSI has worked collaboratively with NCAA membership, with the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports, with medical and research experts, and with sports medicine and other medical organizations to develop interassociation consensus documents and educational resources to assist member institutions in their effort to provide for student-athlete health and safety.  The interassociation documents and educational resources augment the nine strategic priorities of the SSI.

Mission

To promote and develop safety, excellence and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster lifelong physical and mental development.

Vision

To be the preeminent sport science voice for all student-athletes and NCAA member institutions, and to be the steward of best practices for youth and intercollegiate sports.

Strategic Priorities

The SSI is committed to serving and educating our student-athletes and membership. Through collaboration with leading medical and sports medicine organizations, student-athletes, our membership and key sport stakeholders, the Sport Science Institute has advanced the following nine strategic priorities:

Sport-Specific Initiatives

The NCAA Sport Science Institute is committed to serving and educating student-athletes, athletics departments and member schools. To help accomplish this goal, we collaborate 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. These events give rise to best practices, recommendations, research agendas and educational efforts that support and promote the health and safety of college athletes.

Athletics Health Care Administration Best Practices

The NCAA Sport Science Institute is committed to serving and educating college athletes, athletics departments and member schools. To support these efforts, the SSI collaborates with multidisciplinary teams, content experts, leading medical and sports medicine organizations, and member schools to develop and endorse best practice recommendations. These resource-independent best practices are crafted with input from student-athletes, coaches and administrators to support the important work of our membership in promoting the health and safety of college athletes. 

Athletics Health Care Administration 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 content matter experts, the SSI provides educational resources for member schools to promote and support the health and well-being of student-athletes. 

Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence Summits and Task Forces

The NCAA Sport Science Institute is committed to serving and educating student-athletes, athletics departments and member schools. To help accomplish this goal, we collaborate 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. These events give rise to best practices, recommendations, research agendas and educational efforts that support and promote the health and safety of college athletes.

Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence 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.  The Sport Science Institute also works closely with the research department at the NCAA research staff in support of efforts that promote a safe and healthy environment for college athletes competing in all sports.

Located on this page are data and research related to sexual assault and interpersonal violence on college campus.

Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence 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 content matter experts, the SSI provides educational resources for member schools to promote and support the health and well-being of student-athletes.

Located on this page are materials and resources related to sexual assault, hazing, bystander intervention and Title IX legislation. 

Overuse Injuries and Periodization 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.

That’s why we started the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program in 1982 to provide current and reliable data on sports injury trends in college athletics, which is vitally important for NCAA student-athlete health and safety efforts. 

The Sport Science Institute also works closely with NCAA Research in support of efforts that promote a safe and healthy environment for college athletes competing in all sports.

Overuse Injuries and Periodization 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 content matter experts, the SSI provides educational resources for member schools to promote and support the health and well-being of student-athletes.

Located on this page are materials and resources related to the overuse injuries and periodization of college athletes. 

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