Developing pathways for students and elite athletes

At Griffith University, we work closely with leading sport institutions, organisations, academies, and professional sporting teams to develop pathways for students and elite athletes.

Elite athletes from these organisations are supported while attending Griffith University, through assistance in course selection, entry pathways, exam and assignment deferrals and one-on-one mentoring from the dedicated Sports College staff.

Having these partnerships may also open the door for current students to be involved in internships, research opportunities and new avenues of learning.

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2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

An Official Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), Griffith University is proud to be part of the preparation and delivery of the biggest event in Australia this decade. Our staff and current students will be directly involved in the build-up and staging of GC2018.

Griffith facilities will be used by visiting athletes and officials in the lead up to and during the Games and Griffith campuses will be included in the Queen's Baton Relay celebrations. As well as being an Official Partner, Griffith is also Creative Arts Partner for GC2018, Presenting Partner of the GC2018 Marathon and the Official University Partner of Team Australia.

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Current partners

Swimming Australia

Griffith University, Gold Coast campus has been named as a Swimming Australia supported High Performance Centre. This partnership will allow Swimming Australia's top athletes to train at the aquatic centre on campus and be serviced by Griffith staff and students. This will create opportunities for students to gain experience within a high performance program, along with research and delivery of sports science and sports medicine (SSSM).

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Surfing Australia

Griffith University has jumped on board with Surfing Australia to ride the wave of shaping the next generation of surfing talent. The partnership will see Griffith become the official university of the sport’s peak association body.

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Queensland Academy of Sport

Griffith fosters a strong and important alliance with the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS), engaging the Centre of Excellence for Applied Sports Science Research through project, research affiliates and scholarship support.Griffith's alliance with the QAS encompasses our four academic groups (Arts, Education and Law; Business; Health; Sciences) that undertake focused, innovative and integrated research fundamental to a successful high-performance sport system and elite athletic performance.

National Rugby League

We work directly with the Gold Coast Titans to increase educational opportunities for elite athletes. Through direct support from the Griffith Sports College, NRL players have access to flexible study options while playing professional sport.

Gold Coast Titans player and co-captain Ryan James has recently graduated with a Griffith University business degree.

Gold Coast Titans

Gold Coast based National Rugby League (NRL) team, the Gold Coast Titans is one of several sporting organisations that value partnerships with universities. The partnership with the Titans includes student experiences via internships in a number of disciplines, sports science and sports medicine (SSSM) servicing, research and other engagement in specialist areas in high performance sport.

Gold Coast Academy of Sport

The Gold Coast Academy of Sport and Griffith University have built a close working relationship through collaboration and the sharing of ideas, knowledge and facilities. Workshops which are a joint program aimed at high school students and pre-elite athletes educate students on the various facets of elite sport including nutrition, media training, leadership, public speaking, ethics and balancing life and sport.