Health and Safety

Catastrophic injury reporting requirement starts Aug. 1

Beginning on Aug. 1, all NCAA member schools will be required to report any catastrophic injuries incurred by their student-athletes, a mandate that supports a new comprehensive and accurate structure for tracking those injuries.

NCAA reaches proposed settlement in concussion lawsuit

The NCAA will provide $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former NCAA student-athletes as a part of its agreement to settle claims in several consolidated concussion-related class actions.

DII council tables strength and conditioning certification proposal

The Division II Management Council tabled a proposal that would require national certification of any designated strength and conditioning coaches, with the intent of bringing forward a new recommendation after further research.

Rates of excessive drinking among student-athletes falling

An NCAA substance use study showed that excessive drinking and smoking rates have fallen, but that use of prescription painkillers and ADHD medication is on the rise.

Athletics Health Care Administration Best Practices

The NCAA Sport Science Institute and leading scientific and sports medicine organizations have developed recommendations for athletics departments and athletics health care providers to use in the delivery of care for college athletes...

Year-Round Football Practice Contact Recommendations

The NCAA Sport Science Institute and leading scientific and sports medicine organizations have developed recommendations for athletics departments and coaches to use as they plan their year-round football practice sessions. These...

New guidelines aim to improve student-athlete safety

Today, the NCAA and College Athletic Trainers’ Society, prominent medical organizations, college football coaches, administrators and conference commissioners released three inter-association guidelines to improve safety for college student-athletes.

Health and safety to be considered in all future playing rule changes

The Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports urged sport and playing rules committees to carefully consider the safety consequences of proposed playing rules.

Grand alliance latest step in efforts to understand concussion

The partnership between the NCAA and the Department of Defense, launched during the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit, builds upon research initiatives the NCAA has funded for the last 15 years.

NCAA, DoD launch concussion study

The NCAA and U.S. Department of Defense launched a $30 million initiative to enhance the safety of student-athletes and service members, announced during the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit.

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