Over the years, the NCPA has been pivotal in bringing forth the following reforms:
- A $10 million fund to assist former athletes who wish to complete their undergraduate degree or attend a graduate program.
- Sponsored an Athletes Bill of Rights, which requires California athletic programs to provide protections such as scholarships for permanently injured athletes, sports-related medical coverage, and scholarships for degree completion.
- The elimination of limits on health care for college athletes.
- The expansion of the NCAA Catastrophic Injury Insurance Policy so that college athletes who suffer permanent, debilitating injuries can receive adequate home health care.
- An increase in the NCAA death benefit from $10,000 to $25,000.
- Key safety rules to help prevent deaths during workouts.
- New laws to minimize deceptive recruiting practices.
- Elimination of 1-year scholarship limit allowing multi-year scholarships.
- Increased scholarship limit so players can receive stipends averaging $3000-$5000/year.
- A lawsuit settlement that made over $445 million in direct benefits available to athletes of all sports.
- The expansion of the types of scholarship money players can receive.
- The elimination of the $2000 salary cap on money earned from part-time jobs.
It has become evident that, as the NCPA succeeds, college athletes gain the basic protections they so desperately need.