The new partnership will give Fremantle access to staff from the university�s multi-media, exercise science and sports medicine departments.
In return students studying film, TV, exercise science and physiotherapy will be offered placement opportunities with the Dockers.
Fremantle�s chief executive Steve Rosich said the university�s involvement in the new recreation centre, on top of its expertise in exercise science and physiotherapy, made the partnership a logical decision.
�The partnership in essence starts with our new elite training and administration facility at Cockburn Central West � and Curtin University will have a presence there and be involved in our multi-media and sports science areas,� Mr Rosich said.
�It is very much a two-way street, with significant benefits to both Curtin University and the Fremantle Dockers. �The ability of the club to provide real-world experience for Curtin students and for our players and staff to benefit from the university�s academic expertise and research capabilities exemplifies that.�