Victoria University’s Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) is proud to announce a new collaboration with Global Performance Testing (GPT).
Recognised around the world for its applied and translational research in sport, health and active living, VU’s Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) is joining forces with Global Performance Testing Australia, an innovative, Melbourne-based company that helps to empower the athletes of today and tomorrow.
Global Performance Testing provides performance-testing services across all sporting codes and the whole spectrum of skills and ability. GPT applies stringent protocols to ensure quality assurance, and employs experienced and trained staff to ensure reliable and comparable data.
Victoria University and Global Performance Testing will work with sporting associations and clubs, schools, and community groups to create new benchmarks and develop intervention or high-performance programs.
The collaboration will expand sport-performance research to the population at large. This will not only positively influence the sporting potential of individuals, but also the health of the community.
"Beyond validating the GPTQA, we are working towards securing further connections to sport and health, advancing organisations. We will use the data collected by GPT to improve sport performance and community health – based on hard evidence" said Professor Hans Westerbeek, Dean of the College of Sport and Exercise Science and also VU’s Pro-Vice Chancellor of Sport Strategy.
The collaboration will also provide Victoria University’s sport students with employment opportunities to work in performance testing with GPT.
This will allow them to gain practical experience in the field of sport science, working towards a career in the sport industry.
Graham Dudley, the CEO of GPT says, "We have been seeking a partner who can take the data that we collect and turn this into research information that will support and benefit elite and community athletes and the general public.
"The collaboration with Victoria University is an amazing opportunity where data collection at scale comes together with ISEAL’s significant research capacity to turn our data into valuable sport-performance and health and wellbeing information.”
Available for interview: Professor Hans Westerbeek, Dean, College of Sport and Exercise Science.