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Cardiac Health 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 cardiac health.

Cardiac Three-Minute Drill

This downloadable PDF and poster provide quick and useful information for student-athletes and coaches to identify a sudden cardiac arrest event.

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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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Cardiac Care Checklist

This downloadable checklist for athletic trainers and team physicians provides at-a-glance recommendations to help member schools provide cardiovascular care for college athletes and prepare for life-threatening cardiac events.

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Division II National SAAC-Sponsored Cardiac Health Initiative

The NCAA Division II National Student Athlete Advisory Committee, in collaboration with the NCAA Sport Science Institute, is leading a Cardiac Health Initiative to raise awareness for the cardiac health of college athletes and to increase the number of NCAA community members who are CPR/AED certified.

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