Sports Research and Innovation Initiative
Graduate assistantships are now available for select qualified students. Please visit the "Ways to Engage: Students" sections for more details.
What is the Sports Research and Innovation Initiative?
Sport Research and Innovation (SRII) is centered around years of academic research, product testing and development, and collaboration between faculty, industry executives, organizations, and entrepreneurs. SRII’s expertise focuses on its “Pillars of Excellence,” including: Brain Health, Diversity & Inclusion in Sport, Esports, Military and First Responder Health & Performance, PGA Golf Management, Sport & Health, Sports Betting, Sport Business, Sports Performance, Sport Psychology, and Sport Technology.
Mission: UNLV Sports Research and Innovation Initiative will optimize health and maximize performance through research, education, innovation, and economic development.
Vision: UNLV Sport Research and Innovation Initiative will be a leading sport research and innovation hub. Being a premier sport research hub means being the finest at leveraging institutional and regional sports expertise to drive excellence in sport-related research and innovation.
Pillars of Excellence
The pillars of excellence have been established as initial areas of focus to effectively communicate UNLV’s impact and capabilities within sports research, education, and innovation. These pillars of excellence will be viewed as the most comprehensive sports research and innovation agenda in the world.
Ways To Engage
The Sports Research and Innovation Initiative operates using a collaborative approach, meaning that there is a constant link between research, students, industry partners, and the contributions of generous donors in order to run and optimize the initiative. Each tab below gives different ways for each area to be engaged and involved.
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