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What is the National Institute for Athletic Health and Performance (NIAHP)?

Michael Bergeron, PhD
Sports Medicine
The National Institute for Athletic Health and Performance (NIAHP) is a group of scientists and health professionals who conduct research, assess athletes, provide current educational information, and develop guidelines and policies for safe and appropriate exercise, training, and sports participation.

The NIAHP, which opened in fall of 2008, is located at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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