Bond Institute of Health & Sport
The Bond Institute of Health & Sport is a world-class teaching and training facility, focusing on promoting healthy behaviours and lifestyles, through research, to better the lives of students, athletes and the wider community.
With an aim to be recognised as a leader in inspiring healthy living through innovation, collaboration and education, the Bond Institute of Health & Sport accommodates learning and collaboration to enable the future influencers of tomorrow.
Located just 4 km from the Bond University main campus, the Institute is adjacent to the Robina Hospital, CBus Super Stadium, and Robina train station.
Programs and research based at the Institute
- Exercise and Sports Science
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutrition and Dietetic Practice
- Tactical Research Unit
Sport performance testing for athletes
Bond University's High Performance Training Centre has a variety of athlete testing and training packages, that can be tailored to team requirements.
The facilities at the Institute not only support the university’s student athletes and premier health and sport programs but also attract international athletes and sport organisations for elite competition preparation.
The Institute is also comprised of clinical skills rooms, simulation spaces, and specialised teaching rooms for allied health programs and research including occupational therapy and physiotherapy.
There are also conference and meeting facilities, a multimedia study centre and an on-site café.
Find out more information regarding Bond’s other sporting facilities, including the world-class Sports Centre.
A world-class training facility for the University’s teaching and research programs, this high performance training centre is also utilised by the university elite student athletes and attracts some of world’s top sporting organisations.
- 559m2 strength and conditioning gym and training facility
- Women’s and men’s change and bathroom facilities
- Coach and team meeting rooms
The exercise and sports science laboratories are used extensively by students studying exercise and sports science and physiotherapy.
Students and researchers have access to specialised technology to deliver a wide range of athlete testing and performance analysis. These facilities provide sports science testing and training services to a variety of elite and sub-elite athletes, providing an exceptional learning experience.
Bond University continually invests in equipment and resources to ensure students and researchers have access to the most up to date advanced and industry-standard equipment.
The Institute not only includes a lap and rehab pool, but several contrast temperature recovery pools, sauna and steam rooms.
- 25m lap pool
- Lanes 1 & 2 with standard FINA depth
- Lanes 4&5 with 4x flat platforms for rehab
- Pool 1 – cold walk through approx 10-15 °C
- Pool 2 – cold plunge <10 °C
- Pool 3 – warm spa at >34 °C
Sauna and steam rooms
Altitude training involves exercising in oxygen reduced air for the purpose of improved athletic performance, pre-acclimatization to altitude and/or physical wellness.
- Hypoxic heat/ humidity altitude room for up to 10 people
- Ranges up to extreme altitude levels
- Equipment includes treadmills, watt bikes and rowing machines
The clinical skills rooms provide practical experience for students in the allied health programs including physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
Students are exposed to a variety of real-world situations in hospital-based and outpatient environments before they commence placements as part of their degree. Students work alongside academics and health care professionals with the simulation becoming more complex as students progress through their course.
All rooms are fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and reflect what is currently used in clinical practice. These authentic experiences assist students to integrate theory with practice.
Bond University's medical and allied health students also gain practical experience at the Clinical Education and Research Centre at Robina Hospital.
The occupational therapy rooms are specially designed teaching spaces to enable students to acquire the hands-on skills needed for a successful career in occupational therapy such as physical rehabilitation, assistive technology, psychology, and communication.
These specially designed facilities include:
- simulated living space
- ergonomics workspace
- observation room
- splinting laboratory
The Institute includes specialised physiotherapy teaching spaces, as well as smaller clinical skills rooms.
These are set up to provide a therapist-patient experience similar to a professional clinic and assists the transition of students into the healthcare setting for placements.
Getting to and from the Institute
2 Promethean Way, Robina QLD 4226
Located approximately four kilometres away from Bond University campus, the Institute is adjacent to the Robina Hospital, CBus Super Stadium and Robina train station.
Parking is available to students and staff within the vicinity and surrounding areas of the Institute. Bicycle storage facilities are also available.