Partnership: AUT and Athlete Training + Health

Athlete Training + Health (ATH) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) – one of the leading sports performance training companies in Texas, USA and New Zealand’s top sport science university – have partnered to deliver science-led athlete training programmes and professional coach development.

Through this partnership, students will intern or work at ATH in Texas, USA and have access to the expertise of both ATH and its partner university AUT.

Goals of the partnership

  • Bring the most forward-thinking sports performance training to athletes of all sport codes, ages and abilities
  • A workplace action learning approach that equips students with skills relevant to the strength and conditioning industry
  • Deliver evidence-led training programmes for all athletes and coaches to reach their personal best

What this partnership covers

Three initiatives are offered through this partnership:

Students complete a 12-week internship at ATH, and have the option of receiving 30 credits towards an AUT Master of Sport and Exercise Science.

Master of Sport and Exercise at AUT

Students complete a master’s thesis through AUT (via distance learning), while working in a 12-month paid position at ATH in Texas where they can apply their coaching skills in a real-world environment.

Master of Philosophy at AUT

Students complete a PhD thesis through AUT (via distance learning), but are working at ATH in Texas where they can access ATH’s world-leading facilities and equipment.

The student’s primary PhD supervisor will be an AUT academic based in New Zealand, but their secondary supervisor will be physically based at ATH, just like the student.

Doctor of Philosophy at AUT

Athlete Training + Health (ATH)

Athlete Training + Health provides performance training services for professional, collegiate, high school and youth athletes across Texas. ATH is renowned for its forward-thinking approach to health and performance training.


Andrius Ramonas
Lucy Jacobs
Cesar Meylan
Jasper Wong

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Ranked in the world’s top 40 for sport, AUT is New Zealand’s second largest university and the home of the AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ), a world leader in sport and human performance research.