The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) mission is to lead and enable a united and collaborative high performance system that supports Australian athletes to achieve international podium success.
The Athlete Availability Program (AAP) is an initiative of the Applied Technology and Innovation team within the AIS.
The primary purpose of the AAP is to improve health, training availability and performance outcomes of Australian athletes by facilitating the adoption of a proactive, preventative healthcare model across the National High Performance Sports System.
Surfing Australia's Sally Fitzgibbons and Australian Diving athletes have taken part in the Athlete Availability Program (AAP)
Athlete Availability Program Objectives
The AAP was developed to provide support and expertise to sports and their athletes to increase the probability of athletes reaching peak performance and maintaining their health ahead of Olympic and Paralympic Games. The AAP objectives are to:
Research at the AIS
The AIS offers a number of PhD scholarships based at the AIS campus in Canberra. The positions are fully funded in collaboration with partner organisations including various Australian Universities and Institutes of Sport. The AAP team also supports PhD candidates external to the AIS, with many embedded in National Sporting Organisations, State Institutes or professional sporting teams. The PhDs contribute important research output to Australian sport to ultimately improve athlete health and performance.