Centres and Units

Sport Performance Centre

What We Do:

Through the Sport Performance Centre, the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation offers a unique training and research environment in high performance sport. The Sport Performance Centre provides opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students to engage with our renowned academic staff and Canada's most successful interuniversity athletic programs. Students are provided practical, hands-on learning experiences in a variety of applied sport sciences while developing an understanding of sport science research.

The Sport Performance Centre includes expertise in the areas of:

  • Sport Conditioning
  • Mental Training
  • Return to Performance
  • Testing
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Athlete Health

Through unique delivery methods the Sport performance Centre works with the following clientele:

*Identified or Carded Athletes.



Sport Conditioning

  • Sport Conditioning

    Sport Conditioning includes the learning and development of multiple physical attributes that are geared towards improved sport performance, enhanced athleticism, and robustness of our athletes. Our approach varies depending upon the age, experience, and needs of the individual athlete. Sport Conditioning coaches utilize a variety of methods to develop physical characteristics such as maximal strength, speed, power, endurance, flexibility and mobility in an environment that promotes learning and competition.

Mental Training

  • Mental Training

    Mental training includes learning and applying a variety of skills geared towards improving athletic performance. It can be delivered in a variety of forms including embedded activities/challenges in the Sport Performance Centre, online profiling, individual consulting, team sessions, and coach education. Our program helps athletes of all ages develop a variety of skills such as focus, goal setting, and relaxation, which can enhance their ability to perform under pressure and reach their peak performance.

Sport Nutrition

  • Sport Nutrition

    Through a variety of embedded delivery mechanisms, our Sport Dietitians provide appropriate sport nutrition to support to all athletes, coaches, and parents within the Sport Performance Centre. We believe in guiding the young athletes towards a model of knowledge and skill improvements in this area but also practical approaches, which include strategies for eating on the road, pre- and post- practice nutrition, among others.

Athlete Health

  • Athlete Health

    Our Varsity Health Team comprises of a multidisciplinary group of healthcare professionals who provide service to all of our athletes and coaches within The Sport Performance Centre. Our Service Providers include Athletic Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Sports & Exercise Medicine Physicians, who provide our athletes with the appropriate level of care in order to pursue enhance sport performance.

Testing

  • Testing

    Our Sport Health and Assessment Centre provide all aspects of physiological testing, data collection and data interpretation for our athletes and coaches. Our testing ranges from field based methods to gold standard laboratory based methods for our athletes. Post testing, our experts provide simple and effective data analysis for athletes, coaches, and other members of our performance services team in order to provide appropriate training prescriptions.

Return to Performance

  • Return to Performance

    Return to Performance training bridges the gap between the clinical treatment of an injury and unrestricted training for your sport or activity. Our Return to Performance Specialists, who are educated and experienced in the areas of both athletic therapy and sport conditioning, ensure a coordinated and seamless approach to an athletes return to sport.