The research focus within sport and exercise science centres around Human Health and Performance. To achieve this objective the research area has two main themes:
Understanding and Enhancing Sport Performance
Our research spans all the foundation disciplines of sport and exercise science, including biomechanics, exercise physiology, psychology, coaching, and motor control and learning.
There is a strong emphasis on applied research that has a direct impact on athlete performance and in the clinical sense human health. Our approaches are underpinned by experimental research that is grounded in fundamental scientific principles.
Our research is connected to the world and region. We collaborate with partner institutions nationally and internationally, as well as local sporting groups and the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service.
Sport and Exercise Science research collaborates with several industry partners, which includes:
- Queensland Health
- Swimming Australia Limited
- Australian Paralympic Committee
- International Paralympic Committee
- Sport and Recreation Queensland
- Queensland Academy of Sport
- Australian Institute of Sport
- German Sports University