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Tactical Athlete Initiative

About the Initiative


To reduce the number of injuries and increase readiness and preparedness of tactical athletes.

What are tactical athletes?

Tactical athletes can include military, law enforcement and firefighters. Georgia Southern University seeks to achieve this mission through education, service and research.

Areas of Interest

Upcoming Events

Practicing Resilience: Mindfulness-Based Tactical Instruction Exercises for Police Recruits


Wednesday, March 30, 2022, and Thursday, March 31, 2022


Georgia Public Safety Training Center

This two-day program is designed to improve de-escalation skills among police recruits through mental and physical training.

Past Events

Peer Fitness Training Seminar: It’s Time to Move-November 6, 2021

Do you want to increase the overall health and wellness of your department?

Georgia Southern University faculty and staff carefully designed a rigorous course to develop transferable skills. Speakers guided first responders in training approaches backed by research to improve their department’s training. The seminar used a hands-on approach to cover a variety of wellness topics to include the following:

  • Utilizing performance assessments
  • Keys to reducing injury risks
  • Correcting “The Big 6”
  • Modifying training variables
  • Training recruits
  • Addressing low-back pain
  • Making the most out of group sessions
  • Networking with professionals in your area

Keynote Speaker: Tony Soika, MS, RSCC, CSCS, TSAC-F

Last updated: 3/29/2022