ND-ACU Human Performance Summit 2019

The Performance Team Puzzle

University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana, USA)
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June 2019

Bringing together leaders in high performance sport and athlete management.

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Presenters for the 2019 Summit

Teena Murray - Senior Director of Athlete Health and Performance, Sacramento Kings

Dr David Martin - Director of Performance, Research and Development, Philadelphia 76ers

Dr Jeremy Sheppard - Sport Science and Medicine Lead, Canada Snowboard

Prof Damian Farrow - Professor of Skill Acquisition, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living

A/Prof Shona Halson - ACU

Dr Jack Hickey - ACU

Dr Grant Duthie - ACU

Darcy Norman - DPT, Performance Coach, US Mens National Soccer Team

Steve Tashian - DPT, Head Performance, US Mens National Soccer Team

Jason Hetler - Strength and Power Coach, ALTIS

Dr Jas Randhawa - Physical Therapist, ALTIS

Summit details

Earlybird options (until 21 May 2019)

General entry payment option: USD $250
Alumni payment option: USD $200
Student payment option*: USD $150

Payment options (from 21 May 2019)

General entry payment option: USD $300
Alumni payment option: USD $250
Student payment option*: USD $175

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 EXSC652 course fees.


We recommend Summit attendees stay in one of the following accommodation options. Transport will be available from the below accommodation, to and from the Summit daily.

Hampton Inn & Suites Mishawaka
Address: 7347 Heritage Square Drive, Granger, Indiana, 46530, USA
Telephone: +1-574-243-4600
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Candlewood Suites Mishawaka
Address: 1220 E Douglas Road, Mishawaka, Indiana, 46545, USA 
Telephone: +1-574-258-4088
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Mishawaka South Bend
Address: 211 East Day Road, Mishawaka, Indiana, 46545, USA 
Telephone: +1-574-252-4100
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By Train

There is no train from Chicago's airports directly to South Bend, but you can take the Rapid Transit from O'Hare airport to downtown Chicago, then connect to the South Shore Line which comes to SB airport (about 3 hours). You would then take a cab to campus for about $14 (10-15min taxi ride).

At O'Hare airport, follow signs for "Trains to the city", and take the Blue Line (the only line at the airport) to downtown. Tickets are purchased from machines at the station entrance. Once in downtown Chicago, get off at the Washington station and follow signs to "Randolph/Washington". The South Shore Line's station is on Randolph St. Directions and schedules are at the South Shore website: http://www.mysouthshoreline.com/. (Click "Directions in Chicago".) You buy a ticket at the station or on the train. The South Shore Line trains are relatively infrequent on weekends (several hours or more between trains) but while you wait you will be in quite a nice part of downtown Chicago.

By Car

The university is about 2 hours (by car) from O'Hare airport, less from Midway. From O'Hare Airport: Take Route 190 east out of O'Hare to Route 90 east (Kennedy Expressway) toward downtown Chicago where it merges with Route 94 south (Dan Ryan Expressway). Take the Skyway exit off the Dan Ryan and remain on Route 90 to the Indiana Toll Road which eventually merges with Route 80. Get off at Exit 77 (South Bend/Notre Dame).

There is a limousine run by Coach USA (formerly United Limo) which runs from the Chicago airports (serves Midway and O'Hare) to Notre Dame. It will drop you off right at campus. It is about a three hour trip (90 Miles). More info available here.

Email Mr Jordan Webb: jwebb4@nd.edu (University of Notre Dame) or Associate Professor Stuart Cormack: stuart.cormack@acu.edu.au (Australian Catholic University)

Summit schedule

Download 2018 Summit Schedule as an example (PDF, 130KB)


University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana 46556, USA


Master of High Performance Sport at Australian Catholic University

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 the MHPS intensive program at the University of Notre Dame (USA) runs from June 21-23 2019. The Human Performance Summit above is included as part of this MHPS intensive program.

Download 2018 Intensive Week Schedule as an example (PDF 78KB)

Semester 2 2019 applications for ACU's Master of High Performance Sport will open April 2019. For more information, email the high performance sport course coordinator, Dr Richard Johnston: Richard.Johnston@acu.edu.au.

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