Our mission

To improve the health and wellness of all athletes through the translation of prevention research to effective programs, policies, and practices
  • The Center is at the forefront of excellence in health promotion for athletes of all ages and levels of competition.
  • We work collaboratively with a variety of organizations to provide educational resources and support through evidence-based programming, training, and research/evaluation.



Introducing Dr. Beamon!
Emily R. Beamon, MA, MPH, PhD recently completed her dissertation: "The Role of Mental Health Symptoms & Psychosocial Factors in Predicting Help-Seeking Behaviors Among Collegiate Student Athletes" at UNC Greensboro. Collegiate student-athletes experience a number of unique stressors that put them at risk for developing mental illness. The p
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Maame Biney Rediscovered Her Olympic Dream After Leaving An Abusive Coach
The Institute’s Founding Director, Dr. David Wyrick, and Managing Director, Dr. Jeff Milroy, were interviewed for a documentary series for ABC News’ FiveThirtyEight about Olympians' mental health battles and recovery! In 2018, Maame Biney became the first Black woman ever to qualify for the U.S. Olympic speed skating team. But she almost did
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