Sport science

Reaching peak athletic performance through research

Applied sport science optimises the performance of individuals and teams within the professional sports industry. Research in this area is continually evolving, and innovative, multi-disciplinary approaches are essential to find the winning edge.

At UWA, we apply a holistic approach from the core disciplines of physiology, biomechanics, skill acquisition and psychology. We work with elite institutions to drive practical research stemming from industry-based questions. Our industry links and close partnerships ensure the research resulting from our high-performance laboratory remains contemporary and relevant to athletes.

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24th in the world for Sports-related subjects (QS 2019)

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22nd in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS 2019)

Key research areas

Our discipline is focused on two key research areas:

Research partners

We have established relationships with high profile local, national and international sport organisations. Our research informs and supports peak sporting performance as well as advancing studies into rehabilitation, sports psychology and physiological principles.

Our research partners include:

  • International Olympic Committee
  • The National Institute Network (including the Australian Institute of Sport and Western Australian Institute of Sport)
  • Exercise and Sport Science Australia
  • Sports Medicine Australia
  • International Cricket Council
  • Canoeing Australia
  • Triathlon Australia
  • Australian Football League
  • Western Australian Football League
  • West Coast Eagles
  • Fremantle Dockers
  • Hockey Australia
  • Perth Glory



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