Public Seminar: Sunshine Coast to Rio De Janeiro: The Pathway for Higher Performance Sport

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Public Seminar: Sunshine Coast to Rio De Janeiro: The Pathway for Higher Performance Sport

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Presented by Professor Brendan Burkett, Associate Professor Fiona Pelly, Dr Geoff Lovell, Ms Amanda Clacy, Ms Bridie Kean and Dr Benedict Goldsmith

This summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games will see the world’s elite athletes do battle in over 300 events across 28 different sports. This is the world’s largest sporting event. For many the games are the pinnacle of a long journey that began at the community grass roots sports level and progressed to high performance elite level sport.

The aim of this public seminar is to showcase how research at the University of the Sunshine Coast is helping local, Australian, and international athletes along this pathway. The partnerships between the University and the sports community has helped create elite sports performers in the local community whilst also enhancing sports participation and outcomes at the grass roots level.

The seminar includes presentation from six of the University’s leading sports researchers, covering a diverse set of topics including sports nutrition, injury prevention, sports psychology, the media, and training and recovery. Following this, the audience will be invited to engage in a question and answer session with the panel of experts.

The seminar will be of interest to athletes, coaches, administrators, researchers and practitioners, and those who just thrive on the Australian sports culture.

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