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.
Athlete performance health encompasses the broad domains of health and is defined as a state of optimal physical, mental, and social wellbeing related to an athlete’s sporting success, and not merely the absence of illness or injury that limits participation.
During the past three years we have worked with approximately 14 sports and the National Institute Network (NIN) – one of the standout partnerships has been an 85 per cent reduction in injuries in Triathlon Australia’s HP program.
We support National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) and the NIN to design and implement athlete health strategies as a consistent part of high performance programs.
Performance Health Program Objectives
Athlete Performance Health 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 Athlete Performance Health objectives are to: