Dr. David L. Wyrick, associate professor in the Department of Public Health Education, was interviewed by NCAA Champions Magazine in a profile about the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness, or IPAHW.

The institute seeks to provide education about “drugs, alcohol, stress, decision making and mental health,” the article said.

“The demands on athletes have never been greater,” Wyrick said. “These demands can task the athlete in ways that are often detrimental to their overall health and wellness. All athletes want to perform at their very best, and to do so they need to make decisions that will lead toward a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.”