Health Sciences


Exercise Science Research

Research areas in the School include sports science, injury prevention, physical activity and participation, elite athlete preparation, and the clinical applications of exercise in health, chronic disease and rehabilitation.

The research profile of the School of Exercise Science continues to grow in reputation around its staff expertise, its collaborations with industry partners (from hospitals to elite sporting organisations), and its expanding postgraduate student enrolments. In the most recent Excellence in Research Australia ratings, (a government initiative that assesses research quality within Australian universities) ACU’s research was rated at world class standard in the Human Movement and Sports Science field of research. The School of Exercise Science has a strong commitment to research that aligns with the Mission and vision of the University.

Higher Degree Research offerings

Research in Exercise Science


Professor Geraldine Naughton

Phone: 03 9953 3034