Areas of expertise
SPRINZ is globally known as an interdisciplinary research institute with dynamic and innovative researchers who produce high-impact research. Our research groups contribute to driving sports performance, capability in the sport system and the wellbeing of New Zealanders through research, education and industry engagement.
SPRINZ has international collaborations in 25 countries and global partnerships including in the US, Australia, UK, Malaysia and Germany. These partnerships and collaborations contribute to the growing global reputation of SPRINZ and strong relationships between our postgraduate research students and industry professionals throughout the world.
Enhancing the physical health and mental wellbeing of our communities through innovative research.
Investigating the mechanical, neurological, biochemical and behavioural components of human movement.
Helping local and international organisations make strategic, cost-effective, evidence-based decisions.
Determining the efficacy of training, nutrition and ergogenic interventions.
Developing applied technology, innovative products and services that improve human performance.
Developing endurance, strength and power to improve athlete performance.
Supporting coaches, athletes and sports organisations through development, education, research and consulting.
Using applied research to support rugby organisations, teams and players.
Reducing injury risk and improving performance in gym sports.
Improving performance and reducing injury risk in court sports.