Invest in lifelong participation and safety in sports
We’re fostering a future where physical activity is part of our everyday lives. The Sports Institute builds healthier communities by inspiring people to get moving and making sports safer.
Kids who are physically active show improved focus and learn faster3
Kids who participate in team sports tend to have better self-esteem and social skills4
Adults who are more physically active have a 22% reduced risk of depression5
Physical activity can decrease the risk of many cancers, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease6
We do things differently
We’re a dedicated team of pediatricians, neurosurgeons, behavioral scientists, sports medicine clinicians, researchers, business leaders, educators, computer scientists, and more.
We’re technology champions
We leverage cutting-edge technologies and new innovations to solve tough problems.
We’re evidence based
We develop and apply the highest standards of science and research to find solutions that meet the needs of our community.
We’re solution oriented
We’re passionate about translating medical research into innovations and actionable programs.
We’re up to date, present, and responsive to the world around us so we can support the changing needs of communities.
We’re big picture
We convene advocates to drive real, sweeping change in exercise, healthcare and sports.
makes an impact
Washington high school athletes better protected after a suspected concussion
around the world—the distance Washington students run in a school year through The Daily Mile
certified athletic trainers and professionals educated on cervical spine injury management
enacted a law to protect student athletes
We help everyone get moving
An interactive web tool and innovative mobile app for healthcare providers and patients to find personalized exercise solutions.
Free videos and apps to help all ages and abilities exercise at home, in the office, on vacation or anywhere.
Meaningful solutions to help people stay active and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A school-based program that encourages elementary-aged kids to run or jog every day.
We work to make sports safer
The GamePlan: Video education and guidelines that support on-field management of spine injuries.
Aerial Training: A youth soccer program that teaches players how to head the ball safely.
Sports Legislation Tracker: An online database that tracks and summarizes sports safety laws across the United States.
Three things you might not know about us
BUT THE TRUTH IS
We believe everyone has an inner athlete. When we say athlete, we're talking about you.
BUT THE TRUTH IS
We work in sports, physical activity, medicine, and research. Through this intersection, we create a healthier society both on and off the field.
BUT THE TRUTH IS
We’re a proud member of the UW Medicine community, but we’re funded independently. When you donate to TSI, your support goes directly to helping us expand participation and safety in sports.
It’s a team effort
All of us at The Sports Institute are working toward the same goal—helping every person live a healthier life through physical activity and safer sports. Join us in creating a more active future for everyone.
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