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Sport-Based Approaches to Monitor and Enhance Health and Performance in the General Population, Athletes and Referees


School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences

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Dr A Scanlan , Dr V Dalbo , Dr J Guy , Dr N Elsworthy Applications accepted all year round Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

This research seeks to explore various methods and technologies to quantify the training and competition demands, as well as health status and behaviours of team sport athletes and referees. Nutritional, training, and recovery practices aimed at enhancing aspects of health and performance in team sport athletes and referees will also be examined. Furthermore, this research may extend to investigating the utility of team sports to improve health and function in the general population. A range of methodological approaches may be used to monitor participant workloads (perceptual, heart rate, accelerometer, GPS measures), sleep (perceptual and wrist-worn actigraphy measures), recovery status (neuromuscular and physiological assessments), and decision-making across phases of the competitive season or applied interventions. It is preferred for students to be located on-campus to complete projects in Rockhampton, Mackay or Cairns.
How to Apply
Research Higher Degree candidates apply via iStart with an Expression of Interest which asks you to select your course and location, along with providing a brief description of your proposed research topic. Expression of Interest must be submitted by the prospective candidate.
Depending upon the outcome of your Expression of Interest, you may be invited to submit a full application for admission as a research higher degree candidate. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.
Application Deadlines
Our Research Higher Degree courses don’t have any deadlines as students can commences these courses at anytime.

Funding Notes

Funding is also provided by CQUniversity to support research higher degree student project costs, and to support national and international conference presentations. This includes:

For masters by research candidates:

- up to $4,000 in Candidate Support Funds
- up to $3,000 for Candidate Travel Support

For doctoral candidates:

- up to $6,000 in Candidate Support Funds
- up to $4,500 for Conference Travel Support
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