Australian Taekwondo and the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) have partnered to offer the Australian Taekwondo community access to education and training opportunities to help athletes advance their professional career endeavours.
The partnership offers anyone involved in Taekwondo access to higher education courses that can be undertaken in a flexible learning environment around work, training, and competing.
"Pursuing an education while representing Taekwondo can be a challenge for many athletes. The Elite Athlete, Performer and Coach Program provides the flexibility and support needed for athletes and coaches to excel in both the sport and tertiary studies," said Ali Khali, Australian Taekwondo’s Performance Pathway Lead.
Earlier this year, ACPE partnered with Australian Taekwondo's Fighting Futures NSW Program, providing students access to campus facilities and the opportunity to articulate into a Degree or Diploma qualification.
"ACPE works to support the development of all athletes by providing a wide range of educational resources, developed by our ACPE academic team, designed to deliver a tailored strength and conditioning program," said Michael McKnight, ACPE’s Partnerships Manager
ACPE has strong ties to Taekwondo with three-time Olympian Safwan Khalil being part of ACPE's Alumni after completing a Bachelor of Health and Movement in 2014.
Khalil will return to ACPE next month as part of their Elite Athlete, Performer and Coach Program information session, which is open to anyone currently participating in Taekwondo and looking to further their career or education.
The session will deep-dive into the course structure, scholarship opportunities, a short game of trivia, and a Q&A session with Khalil, who will share insights and tips to help athletes balance sport, life, and education.
"We want those attending to gain a greater understanding of the career and employment opportunities available in sport, health, fitness, education and dance, and how flexible learning can also help," added McKnight
If you or someone you know is interested in building a career in sport, health, fitness, or education, register to attend ACPE's free information session.
To learn more about study options with ACPE, please visit www.acpe.edu.au/study