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Australia has a deadline: 2032. The impending Olympics has highlighted the crucial importance of data in sport, and the critical lack of experts to manage and analyse these data. Data underpin prediction of future Olympians, optimisation of athlete performance, prevention of injury and protection of mental health.

Sports data analytics is big business: a global worth of USD 2.20B in 2020 and expected CAGR of 21.8 per cent by 2028. It represents a huge job market: in Australia, over 800 sports data analyst vacancies in June 2022 alone. It is also at the forefront of global issues of data integrity, sovereignty and trust.

This Program aims to train a cohort of sports data scientists in high performance sports and para-sports. It will meet the urgent demand by sports organisations for experts in ethical data governance and analysis to improve sports integrity, diversity, recruitment, performance, injury prevention.

By training new multidisciplinary students and up-skilling existing professionals in sports organisations, the Program will step-change Australia's trajectory for 2032. This new generation of graduates with broad skillsets, world-class toolsets and ethical, entrepreneurial mindsets will be AI-work-ready not only for sport but also Defence, Business, Health, Social Sciences and other data-focused fields.

If you are interested in applying for scholarships for this program, please submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) using this form or scan the QR code on the poster below.

Chief Investigators

Professor Kerrie Mengersen,, Dr Paul WuProfessor Scott SissonDr Sahani PathirajaDr Julia WalshDr John Warmenhoven



Industry partners

Australian Institute of SportVictorian Institute of Sport, Queensland Academy of Sport, Western Australian Institute of Sport, South Australian Sports Institute, Cricket New South Wales, Surfing Australia, Precision Health Alliance

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