Sydney Olympic Park is home to sports services.
Sports Institutes & Academies
NSW Institute of Sport
The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) is the State's elite sporting centre of excellence, striving to improve NSW representation on national teams and to assist athletes to perform at world standard. The NSWIS prides itself on providing quality services to its 700 athletes to enable them to be well-rounded both on and off the sporting field. These services include elite coaching, sport science, sports medicine, sports psychology and career, education and professional development.
As part of its services to athletes, the NSWIS provides an Athlete Career, Education and Professional Development (ACE/PD) Program. The program aims to ensure that each athlete's career, educational and personal needs are met in a range of areas including opportunities in high schools, TAFE NSW and university education.
The National Athlete Career Education Program (ACE) provides the model for the NSWIS unit. Their philosophy is to provide all eligible elite athletes with Career, Education and Professional Development services (ACE/PD). Additionally, their role is to help athletes to achieve their education and vocational aspirations more effectively, without compromising their sporting objectives.
The NSWIS ACE/PD team aims to provide an environment for athletes that will complement and assist their sporting performance. By working with coaches to develop specific needs, their aim is to become the benchmark for athlete service provision in the areas of education - via agreements with universities, TAFE's and schools, career - via links with key organisations and resume development, and professional development - via innovative and proactive programs.
Athletes are encouraged (in conjunction with their coaches) to proactively participate in and effectively manage their own career, education and professional needs. Individualisation of each athlete's program is critical to the success of the support provided.
Today the Institute has over 700 high performance athletes on squad or individual scholarships and offers 31 sport programs across 24 sports.
Under our innovative mobile/regional program, the NSWIS offers a comprehensive spectrum of support services to NSWIS athletes in their home environment, enabling them to pursue their sporting careers with minimal disruption to their family, education and employment.
Sports Medicine services in Sydney Olympic Park provide support to sports people whether they are the weekend warrior or a national athlete.
Sydney Sports Medicine Centre, located in the NSW Institute of Sport Building, is one of the largest and diverse multi-disciplinary Sports Medicine practices in Australia. Established in Sydney Olympic Park over 10 years ago, disciplines include Sports Physicians, Sports Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Orthopaedic Consultants, Massage Therapists, Dieticians, Exercise Physiologists and Sports Psychologists. Most attend professional or National Sporting, Commonwealth and Olympic Games Teams. The Centre is able to provide a complete evidence-based service for treatment and rehabilitation of all sporting injuries. For more information visit the Sydney Sports Medicine Centre.
Australia is a world leader in Sports Medicine practice, other companies located at Sydney Olympic Park are:
Sydney Olympic Park Authority is also seeking to enhance the existing medical services onsite with a hospital development in the southern sports precinct.