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Tactical Athlete Initiative

The Tactical Athlete Initiative is a multi-discipline collaboration providing research, training and support for military, police, fire and EMS workers. Through programs like the Soldier Athlete Human Performance Optimization Program (SAHPO) and the Tactical Athlete Readiness and Preparedness Program (TARP), the Tactical Athlete Initiative has partnered with multiple agencies to reduce the number of injuries and increase readiness and preparedness of tactical athletes.

What is a tactical athlete?

Tactical athletes include populations in military agencies and first responders who require unique physical training strategies aimed to optimize their performance in the field.


Upcoming Events

Peer Fitness Leadership Summit

Georgia Southern University’s Peer Fitness Leader Summit is designed to provide PT instructors, peer fitness leaders and agency leadership with tools and knowledge to take their program to the next level.  Top subject matter experts from the field and academics will lead lectures, round tables and hands-on learning experiences focusing on tactical operators’ physical and mental health. This two-day summit will emphasize incumbent and recruit training for law enforcement and fire service. It will be hosted at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, GA. 

When: May 1-2, 2023

Where: GPSTC in Forysth, GA

Price: $150 for both days

What is included
  • 16 hours of training
  • Lunch both days
  • Light breakfast and coffee each day
  • Social Night
  • T-shirt
  • Continuing education credit

Hampton Inn by Hilton (3.8 miles from the center)
The government rate is $130 with ID. Please call the hotel to receive this rate.

La Quinta by Wyndham (3.6 miles)
The government rate is $98 with ID. Please call the hotel to receive this rate.

Macon is located about 15 minutes from GPSTC and has several hotel options

Meet Our Team

Team Lead

Support Team

Graduate Students

Partnerships and Sponsors

Make a difference in the lives of those who help save our communities. Donate today to to the Tactical Athlete Readiness and Preparedness program!

Last updated: 4/17/2023