University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The UNC Brain and Body Health Program is designed to provide you a comprehensive evaluation of their cognitive, mental, and physical functioning at UNC’s state of the art medical facilities.

This program is offered by the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes (CSRA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in collaboration with UNC’s Departments of Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Each visit is tailored specifically to the needs of former players at the unique stages of their post-football lives. Through participation in this program, we hope to improve the quality of life for former players so they may fully appreciate life after sports.

How The University of North Carolina Can Assist You:

  • Initial screening, medical history, blood work with internist (includes cardiovascular, diabetes, and prostate screenings, if desired)
  • Musculoskeletal evaluation with a sports medicine physiatrist
  • Body composition scan/dietary consultation
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain
  • Neurological evaluation
  • Neuropsychological evaluation
  • Two night at-hotel sleep study
  • Life skills/transition/peak performance coaching
  • Other specialized appointments tailored to your needs
  • Post clinic follow-up

Since 2001, the CSRA, in collaboration with the NFLPA, has been investigating the spectrum of physical and mental challenges former athletes face, and has provided medical care to hundreds of former athletes.

CSRA’s vision is to empower all former athletes to be fit for L.I.F.E. after sport participation by:

  • Learning about the spectrum of physical and mental challenges that former athletes face.
  • Informing the sport and science communities about the physical and mental needs and challenges of former athletes.
  • Facilitating the provision of medical care to former athletes in a clinical research setting.
  • Empowering current athletes to actively transition to a healthy and fulfilling life after sport participation.

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