Bond University High Performance Centre wins international award
Bond University‘s High Performance Training Centre (HPTC) has been awarded a 2017 Strength of America Award for its world-class strength and conditioning standards.
Bond’s HPTC was the only Centre in Australia to receive this prestigious accolade, which is jointly awarded by the US National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
The award—which represents the gold standard in strength and conditioning programs—measured the HTPC on four key criteria: Supervision, Education, Program, and Facilities.
Bond University’s HPTC Facility Manager Glenn Corcoran said the award recognizes Bond’s success in creating safer programs and facilities for athletes.
“This Strength of America Award recognizes Bond for providing world-class strength and conditioning services at the Bond Institute of Health & Sport (BIHS), which is also home to leading research and programs in the disciplines of exercise and sports science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nutrition and dietetics,” Mr Corcoran said.
“Our strength and conditioning programs assist young athletes from Bond Sport and the entire Gold Coast region to become the best they can be, by providing world-class, evidence-based practices, delivered by highly qualified professionals in a facility that is second to none.”
Bond University Head of Exercise and Sports science, Professor Peter Reaburn said the award also put the university’s facility front and centre on the world stage.
“Bond’s exercise and sport science students are very fortunate to be educated not just in world-class facilities, but by some of the best qualified strength and conditioning staff in Australia.
“In the past twelve months we’ve seen considerable growth in the use of Bond’s HTPC as a teaching and training hub for national and international athletes and professional sporting organizations, including Triathlon Australia, Singapore Rugby Women’s 7s and the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association, to name just a few,” said Professor Reaburn.
“Bond’s reputation as not just the Gold Coast’s but Australia’s ‘facility of choice’ for elite competition preparation is spreading, and this Strength of America award strongly reinforces our position as a leading international facility.”
The NSCA’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Scott Caulfield said the NSCA and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition were working together to provide all centres with concise guidelines.
“I am proud to have Bond University High Performance Training Centre be part of our ongoing mission to improve the education and programs for all our youth,” Mr Caulfield said.
The NSCA is the recognised peak body in International athlete preparation in the United States.
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition is the peak US government body for health and fitness.