myPlaybook: The Freshman Experience

myPlaybook: The Freshman Experience is an online educational curriculum designed specifically for freshmen student-athletes to promote student-athlete well-being through healthy behavioral strategies. This free web-based resource, developed in partnership with the Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, provides a curriculum of interactive educational modules that support the student-athlete wellness efforts of member schools.

The curriculum includes the following modules:

  • Alcohol and other drug prevention
  • Mental health
  • Sexual violence prevention
  • Time management
  • Hazing prevention (Spring 2018)
  • Sleep wellness (Spring 2018)
  • Sport nutrition (Spring 2018)

To register for myPlaybook: The Freshman Experience and start planning your school’s educational curriculum, visit

Frequently Asked Questions

What is myPlaybook: The Freshman Experience?

The Freshman Experience is an online, evidence-based curriculum designed to promote student-athlete well-being through healthy behavioral strategies. These interactive web-based modules will target health promotion strategies such as social norms, behavioral expectancies, behavioral intentions, bystander decision making and harm prevention skills. The modules also include personalized feedback, technical assistance and user friendly administrative and data collections tools to facilitate quality program delivery and program assessment.

What topics are included in myPlaybook: The Freshman Experience curriculum?

The Freshman Experience curriculum includes a core module for alcohol and other drug prevention as well as supplemental modules for mental health, sexual violence prevention and time management. Additional modules on sleep wellness, hazing prevention and sport nutrition are expected to be released in the spring of 2018. Athletics departments may choose to take advantage of the entire Freshman Experience educational curriculum or select individual modules from the curriculum that best fit the educational needs at their school.

Who can be enrolled in myPlaybook: The Freshman Experience?

The Freshman Experience is available at no cost to freshman student-athletes at NCAA member schools. While the curriculum is designed specifically for first-year freshmen students, transfer student-athletes in their first year may also access the program at no cost. If schools would like to provide modules from the Freshman Experience to upperclassmen student-athletes, they have the option to purchase individual modules from the curriculum.

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