University of Notre Dame, and ACU Human Performance Summit 2022

Asking better questions



16 June 2022

End Date

17 June 2022

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana, USA)

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Summit schedule



Day 1 Thursday 16/6


Registration & Coffee


Welcome & Housekeeping


Keynote Presentation – “Innovative approaches to sports nutrition research finding ways to ask and answer better questions” Prof Louise Burke (ACU)

·      “On The Couch” with Prof Louise Burke plus Leigh Hullett (UND)


Morning Tea


Practical Workshop: “Rehabilitation - How Fast Should We Go”?

·      Accelerated Injury Rehabilitation – Dr Jack Hickey (ACU), A/Prof David Opar (ACU)

·      Using Tracking Technology During Injury Rehabilitation - Michelle Truncali (UND)




Asking Better Questions To Optimise Athlete Performance

·       Should Sport Scientists Have the Same Questions as Coaches? – Prof David Martin (ACU)

·       Monitoring Load & Fatigue: Is it Really Worth The Effort? – A/Prof Stuart Cormack (ACU)

·       Recovery Strategies – Do They Help or Hinder? – Prof Shona Halson (ACU)

·       “On The Couch” with all presenters plus Kevin Ricks (UND)


Afternoon Tea


Concussion: Are we “new & improved or still finding our way”?

·       Dr. Jeff Kutcher - Henry Ford Kutcher Clinic for Concussion and Sports Neurology

·       Dr Matt Leiszler, MD – University of Notre Dame Football Team Physician

·       Jason Hugentobler, PT - Head of APTA Special Interest Group for Concussion

·       “On The Couch” with all presenters


Optional Campus Tour or Workout


Summit Dinner and Social



Day 2 Friday 17/6


Optional Workout


Welcome & Housekeeping


Keynote Presentation –”Building Resilience against ACL Injury & Reinjury with Strength Training-Dr Matt Jordan (Canadian Sport Institute)

·       “On The Couch” with Dr Matt Jordan, Kyle Skinner (UND), Dr. Mandy Merritt (UND)


Morning Tea


Practical Workshop: “Strength & Power – What Should We Measure in Testing and Training”

·       Testing and Training the Force-Velocity Profile of Athletes – Dr Timothy Suchomel (Carroll University)

·       Strength & Power Profiling - Kyle Skinner (UND)



1:30 - 3:00

If Technology & Data are the Answer, What’s the Question?

·       Technology & Data - Leigh Wojtkiewicz – Assoc. A/D UND

·       Connecting Interventions and Weaponizing Data during Reconditioning - Ryan Donahue (San Francisco 49ers)

·       “On The Couch” with all presenters

3:00 - 3:15

Afternoon Tea

3:15 - 4:45

Roundtable Discussions – Delegate generated topics from poll during Day 1 of Summit

4:45 - 6:00

Summit Close & Optional Networking/Drinks 

Summit details


Early bird general entry payment option: US$300 (until 1 June 2022)
General entry payment option: US$350 (after 1 June 2022)
Student payment option*: US$200

Cancellation information
"No show" or cancellation less than 1 week prior to Summit - no refund
Cancellation 1-4 weeks prior to Summit - 50% refund
Cancellation more than 4 weeks prior to Summit - 100% refund.

Please note: ACU Master of High Performance Sport students attending Notre Dame to complete the unit EXSC652 Contemporary issues in sports science do not need to register and pay through this site because your attendance is covered by your course fees.

Further information

Email: Courtney Mcnamara (University of Notre Dame) or Associate Professor Stuart Cormack (Australian Catholic University)


University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana 46556, USA

Master of High Performance Sport at ACU

If you are applying for ACU's Master of High Performance Sport (MHPS) or are a student already enrolled in the program, please note that Human Performance Summit at the University of Notre Dame (USA) runs from 16 – 17 June 2022. The Human Performance Summit can be part of your enrolment in the MHPS degree.

Semester 2 2022 applications for ACU's Master of High Performance Sport will open April 2022. For more information, email the high performance sport course coordinator, Dr Paul Tofari:

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