Bond University’s Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine has signed on as the official education sponsor of one the most prominent and successful Surf Life Saving Club in Australia, the BMD Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Club.
This new initiative strengthens the Faculty’s strategic plan to participate in sport at the grass roots level as well as engaging with the local Gold Coast community.
BMD Northcliffe Surf Club President David Shields said the partnership is an example of how the local business community can activate and deliver mutually beneficial opportunities.
“We believe that education is a key role in delivering school and community surf life saving programs. To have Bond University’s support will lead to some great opportunities to gain a better understanding in athletic performance.”
Head of the School of Health Sciences, Professor Lars McNaughton said the partnership is ideal for the Faculty.
“Surf Life Saving is a great fit for the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine. Our association with the BMD Northcliffe Surf Club is an exciting one that will see us connect not only with elite athletes but also importantly with community life saving education programs at the grassroots community level,” said Professor McNaughton.
“It will also provide long-term educational connections for the Faculty and the surf life saving community as we look to engage them in our programs, the classroom and our research projects,” he said.
The Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine has established a reputation for offering innovative degree programs in a range of health-related disciplines and professions, including Athletic Training, Biomedical Science, Exercise Science, Forensic Science, Health Sciences, High Performance Science, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Sports Management, Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning.