Educational Partners

Approved CE Provider for the Athletic Trainer
Approved CE Provider for the Athletic Trainer

We are approved by the Board of Certification, Inc to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. Credit hours are available to participants.  

Drug Free Sport International
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Drug Free Sport International. (Drug Free Sport®) is a team of accessible, world-class experts in partnership with leading sport organizations around the world, providing unbiased and customized drug-testing programs and other drug prevention initiatives to ensure fair and safe sport.


Higher Education Center for Alcohol & Drug Misuse, Prevention & Recovery

The Higher Education Center provides colleges and universities the tools and resources to launch alcohol and drug misuse prevention and recovery programs on their campuses. 

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Morgan's Message

Morgan’s Message® strives to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health within the student-athlete community and equalize the treatment of physical and mental health in athletics.

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myPlaybook is an evidence-based program designed to prevent alcohol and other drug related harm. This interactive, web-based program engages students using state-of-the-art instructional design. myPlaybook is divided into two separate programs: the collegiate program was created specifically for student-athletes, and the high school program is designed for all students but includes an extra component for those participating in athletics.


NCAA Division II

Of the more than 1,100 NCAA member universities and colleges, about 300 classify their athletics programs in Division II.  Division II sponsors a DII-only APPLE Training Institute every 18-24 months. 

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NCAA Sport Science Institute
NCAA Sport Science Institute

The NCAA Sport Science Institute (SSI) is the association’s national center for excellence whose mission is to promote and develop safety, excellence and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster life-long physical and mental development. The SSI is devoted to research, education, collaboration, policy development and best practice guidelines that will benefit the safety, excellence and wellness of the intercollegiate student-athlete.  In order to further its vision and mission, the SSI partners and works collaboratively with member institutions and strategically aligned organizations.


One Love

One Love educates young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better. One Love was founded in honor of Yeardley Love, a University of Virginia lacrosse player who was killed by her ex-boyfriend in 2010.

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The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision-making regarding alcohol. APPLE Director Susie Bruce serves on their Educational Advisory Board. logo a chat icon with a target inside
Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program

Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program is a prosocial behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students to be proactive in helping others. APPLE Director Susie Bruce serves on the Step UP! Executive Board.

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TEAM Coalition
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TEAM Coalition is an alliance of professional and collegiate sports, entertainment facilities, concessionaires, stadium service providers, the beer industry, distillers, broadcasters, governmental traffic safety experts, and others working together to promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at sports and entertainment facilities.  

Phone: 877-283-2626


UNCG Center for Athlete Well-Being
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The Center for Athlete Well-Being 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.

Phone: 336-334-9727


University of Virginia's Gordie Center
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The mission of the Gordie Center is to end hazing and substance misuse among college and high school students nationwide. We are dedicated to sharing Gordie Bailey's story to prevent future hazing-related alcohol overdose deaths. The Gordie Center empowers students to transform their campus and community cultures through peer education and bystander intervention using our evidence-informed, student-tested resources. Our APPLE Training Institutes are the leading national substance misuse prevention and health promotion conferences for NCAA student-athletes.

Phone: 434-924-5276