Faculty of Health

Sport and recreation participation

This research program has a focus on community based participation in sport and recreation and includes the research disciplines of:

  • Behavioural epidemiology
  • Sport management
  • Public health
  • Statistical analysis
  • Spatial analysis

Specific research areas of sport and recreation participation include:

  • Participation levels and trends
  • Influences on participation
  • Value of sport: the health benefits of participation
  • Places to play: the nexus between facilities and health


Key industry partners

  • VicHealth
  • Australian Sports Commission
  • Sport and Recreation Victoria
  • State and national sporting organisations
  • Local Government authorities