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.
The centre was the only one of its kind in Australia to receive the prestigious accolade, 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.
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Bond University’s HPTC Facility Manager, Glenn Corcoran said the award recognises Bond’s success in creating safer programs and facilities for athletes.
“This Strength of America Award recognises Bond for providing world class strength and conditioning services at the Bond Institute of Health & Sport, which is also home to leading research and programs in the disciplines of Exercise and Sport 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,” Professor Reaburn said.
“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 organisations, including Triathlon Australia, Singapore Rugby Womens 7s and the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association, to name just a few.
“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.