Athlete Training + Health (ATH) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) – one of the leading sports performance training companies in Texas, USA and New Zealand’s top sport science university – have partnered to deliver science-led athlete training programmes and professional coach development.
Through this partnership, students will intern or work at ATH in Texas, USA and have access to the expertise of both ATH and its partner university AUT.
Three initiaitves are offered through this partnership:
Students complete a 12-week internship at ATH, and have the option of receiving 30 credits towards an AUT Master of Sport and Exercise Science.
Master of Sport and Exercise at AUT
Students complete a master’s thesis through AUT (via distance learning), while working in a 12-month paid position at ATH in Texas where they can apply their coaching skills in a real-world environment.
Students complete a PhD thesis through AUT (via distance learning), but are working at ATH in Texas where they can access ATH’s world-leading facilities and equipment.
The student’s primary PhD supervisor will be an AUT academic based in New Zealand, but their secondary supervisor will be physically based at ATH, just like the student.
Athlete Training + Health provides performance training services for professional, collegiate, high school and youth athletes across Texas. ATH is renowned for its forward-thinking approach to health and performance training.
Ranked in the world’s top 30 for sport, AUT is New Zealand’s second largest university and the home of the AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ), a world leader in sport and human performance research.
AUT’s world-class academicsProfessor John CroninResearch in high performance sport is a key focus for Professor John Cronin who has worked with some of the world’s top athletes, and believes that being an academic is all about people.Research in high performance sport is a key focus for Professor John Cronin who currently supervises a number of postgraduate students from New Zealand and overseas. Former discus world champion Beatrice Faumuina, New Zealand Cricket and the Silver Ferns have all benefited from Professor Cronin’s strength and conditioning expertise.
AUT’s world-class academicsProfessor Patria HumeProfessor Patria Hume is a leading expert in sport injury prevention and sports performance biomechanics, and one of only 14 certified criterion anthropometrists in the world.Professor Patria Hume is a leading expert in sport injury prevention and sports performance biomechanics, and one of only 14 certified criterion anthropometrists in the world. She is a Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports and an editorial board member for journals Sports, Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Open.
AUT’s world-class academicsProfessor Erica HincksonProgressing research that benefits people and communities has been an overriding theme of Professor Erica Hinckson’s career.Progressing research that benefits people and communities has been an overriding theme of Professor Erica Hinckson’s career, with a focus on reducing the prevalence of physical inactivity. A highly successful former athlete, she has earned a place on the University of California San Diego’s Hall of Fame in recognition of her exceptional contribution to UCSD Athletics.
AUT’s world-class academicsDr Aaron UthoffDr Aaron Uthoff is an AUT research fellow and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He specialises in youth athlete development & sprint training.Dr Aaron Uthoff is a research fellow at AUT and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. His research has largely focused on the areas of youth athlete development and sprint training, and he has also been involved in research projects on throwing biomechanics and backward running. Dr Uthoff’s current research focuses on wearable resistance and its effects on running biomechanics and athlete performance.