New Zealand’s top rated
sport research institute

The AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) is globally recognised for its high-impact research to optimise human health, wellbeing, organisation capability, physical performance and long-term athletic development. SPRINZ has internationally renowned experts and research groups, strong industry links and interdisciplinary research activities.

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OUR PEOPLE

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FEATURED

A firefighter wellbeing project

Firefighter and AUT student, Josh Darby, is part of a core team leading a $500,000 project to improve the psychological wellbeing of firefighters.

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AUT experts solve All Blacks' red card

AUT sport scientists pivotal in red card dismissal for All Black.

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Feeling the Tokyo Heat

With the Tokyo Summer Olympics scheduled for July and the Paralympics straight after, many of New Zealand’s top athletes can be found training at AUT Millennium under the auspices of scientists and researchers.

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Study prompts new rugby role

Former All Black Saveatama Eroni Clarke has been appointed as New Zealand Rugby's first Pasifika Engagement Manager following recommendations by AUT’s Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ).

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SPRINZ partnerships

AUT partners with Texas-based Athlete Training and Health

SPRINZ and Texas-based Athlete Training and Health (ATH) have teamed up to launch the first applied sports science performance training for athletes and coaches in the US.

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