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.



Research into Esport Athlete Well-being Featured
UNCG News highlighted the research being done by the Center for Athlete Well-being  and Prevention Strategies on esport athletes' well-being. The article discusses TEAMS (The Esport Athlete Mental well-being Study) the largest academic study to date about esports athletes’ perceptions and experiences; including academic experiences, relationship
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Senior Research Scientists Co-Author Chapter on Gamification
Drs. Larry Scheier and Bill Hansen, Senior Research Scientists from our partner organization Prevention Strategies,  co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Research on Gamification Dynamics and User Experience Design. Titled "Gamified Digital Apps and Their Utilization to Improve Health Behaviors in the 21st Century: Gamified Digital Health Beha
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