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Sport Science Inst.
Our mission is to promote and develop safety, excellence, and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster life-long physical and mental development.
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Sport Science Inst. May 29
Co-lead by NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline, a specialized global subcommittee – convened by the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission – recently published a consensus paper on mental health in elite athletes:
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Sport Science Inst. May 15
As recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, a new finding from the NCAA-DOD CARE Consortium suggests a more conservative approach to concussion management has taken root over the past 15 years:
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Sport Science Inst. Apr 30
NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline recently co-chaired the first ever International Olympic Committee consensus meeting on pain management in elite athletes that has provided new recommendations:
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Sport Science Inst. Feb 15
"My message to athletes and other young men is that by standing up for somebody, known or random, you can become a hero in a person’s life." senior captain risked his life to save another by stopping a sexual assault:
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#MACtion Feb 15
"I think it's a tremendous effort that the conference has done in conjunction with the . We really got out in front of it many years ago." Toledo's on how the conference has embraced mental health awareness.
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Sport Science Inst. Feb 11
"When I becomes WE, mentally ill becomes mentally well." is hosting its third bi-annual Mental Health Summit in Cleveland to help provide student-athletes with support, tools and resources to succeed off the field as much as on it.
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NCAA Division III Jan 28
What is 360 Proof? A free resource to reduce the consequences of high-risk alcohol use. The online collaboration between and offers easy-to-use prevention tools for all students, student-athletes and coaches.
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Inside the NCAA Jan 14
. and announce partnership to improve mental health screening and awareness among student-athletes, in memory of quarterback Tyler Hilinski:
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Hilinski’s Hope Jan 14
Hilinski’s Hope is teaming up with the NCAA Sport Science Institute to promote mental wellness in college athletics.
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Sport Science Inst. Nov 2
Anxiety disorders are the most common issues in the US. Data shows that more than 30% of student-athletes have experienced overwhelming anxiety. Download an informational resource here:
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Sport Science Inst. Oct 31
The NCAA, alongside the , are contributing an additional $22.5 million in new funding to the world's most comprehensive concussion study. Learn more:
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Sport Science Inst. Oct 30
Proper fueling and recovery are essential to performing on successive days of competition.
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Drug Free Sport International Oct 25
Don't forget to sign up for our FREE webinar Oct 30 covering the & Medical Exception/Exemption procedures and required documentation. Added bonus: 1 hr of CEUs can be earned Sign up today:
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Sport Science Inst. Oct 23
Depression is common among people of all ages and backgrounds. It is also a treatable condition, and early detection and treatment leads to better outcomes. Download a fact sheet here:
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Sport Science Inst. Oct 18
Today NCAA CMO Brian Hainline attended a student-athlete health and well-being workshop at UNC-Chapel Hil
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Sport Science Inst. Oct 15
How can you sustain your energy throughout the day to optimize both your academic and athletic performances?
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Sport Science Inst. Oct 12
Have you checked out the PSAs from student-athletes talking about mental health? The 15 short videos can be found here:
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Sport Science Inst. Oct 10
Today is . The SSI recently released tools for conferences and schools to help implement Mental Health Best Practices, including a workshop planning kit and interdisciplinary team planner. Find them here:
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Sport Science Inst. Oct 9
Today, NCAA CMO Dr. Brian Hainline visited the U.S. Air Force Academy and met with with physicians, researchers and athletics staff.
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Sport Science Inst. Oct 8
55% percent of student-athletes communicate with their parents once or more each day. The majority report reaching out for help coping with stress or mental well-being.
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