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.

OUR RESEARCH

Read about our research related to improving physical performance and human potential.

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STUDY WITH US

Learn about our world-class sport and recreation programmes.

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OUR PEOPLE

Our researchers are globally known as thought leaders in sport and recreation.

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FEATURED

Strong start to a sporting partnership

A burgeoning partnership with the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has cemented AUT’s place as NZ’s top sports science university. AUT Millennium has officially been named the National Olympic Training Centre, and AUT students now enjoy unrivalled access to work experience and internships with the NZOC.

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Strength and conditioning conference 2022

A conference that provides actionable steps for improved Strength and Conditioning practice.

Ask. Answer. Share.

The SPRINZ strength and conditioning conference will be held from 10 - 11 November 2022 at the AUT Millennium.

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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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NEWS

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