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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. 

Athletics Health Care Administrator Resource Center

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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Traveling with Medication

This article provides information for athletic trainers and team physicians on the legal and medical issues faced by athletic trainers and team physicians in providing care for college athletes during away competition and events.

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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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Independent Medical Care Briefing Document

The briefing document explains the origins, rationale and key components of existing independent medical care legislation. It also discusses the potential impact of the legislation on athletics health care delivery at Association-wide member schools.

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Medical Care Guidance and Coverage for Student-Athletes at Away Events

This document is intended to provide guidance to the membership on the institutional obligations related to the provision of medical care and coverage for NCAA student-athletes who are participating in school-sponsored practice and competition at locations other than their home institutional facilities. 

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FAQ - Medical Care and Coverage for Student-Athletes at Away Events

This document is intended to remind and clarify for members that there are various and long-existing legislative and/or policy responsibilities related to student-athlete medical care and coverage and answer frequently asked questions.

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