Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


About us

Our research is solution-focused and extends across a wide range of Exercise and Sport Science fields. We investigate the effects of exercise and nutrition interventions in health and disease, examine psychosocial and sociocultural aspects physical activity, and explore professional practices in a variety of contexts. Through our research we aim to enhance the health, wellbeing and performance of individuals and build a stronger, more inclusive society.

Our research aligns with the 2017-2022 CSU Strategy and Research Narrative and contributes to developing educated, healthy, resilient people. We have a significant influence on our regional, national, and international communities through supporting people to live longer, happier, and more productive lives.

Research programs

The School has developed a solid research profile across a range of range of areas. We are involved in numerous interdisciplinary research projects that address current and emerging community, industry, government, and global problems. We have established three primary research programs that reflect the strength and diversity of our research and allow us to be remain flexible and responsive to changing needs and priorities: