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Sport and Exercise Science

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: 

  1. Exercise, Health and Disease Management

  2. 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.

Collaboration partners

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

Sport and Exercise Science research latest news

UniSC and NRL Dolphins back talents of Moreton Bay community
27 Jul

As the Dolphins take the leap into next year’s National Rugby League, the Moreton Bay region’s own university campus will be front and centre in a partnership combining education and sport.

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Can walking in water ease Parkinson’s symptoms? (1)
14 Jul 2021

A new USC study by an exercise physiologist aims to discover the potential benefits of aquatic walking compared to land walking for people with early stage Parkinson’s Disease.