Sport Strategy
2021 – 2026

Creating a thriving sporting community

Sport lies at the heart of the University of Canberra. It is part of our history, present and future.

Sport embodies our UC values – integrity, collaboration, inclusion, innovation and entrepreneurship. It builds our community, connects cultures and regions, bolsters our identity, and promotes social justice, diversity, and physical and mental wellbeing.

We are ideally and uniquely positioned in the nation’s capital to become Australia’s leading university for sport education and research, focusing on gender equality and women in sport, sports integrity and building a culture of wellness.

Our significant, ongoing investments will further grow our prominent position in the national sporting landscape. We are perfectly positioned at home in Canberra, a city designed for sport, where we have built strong relationships with key sporting institutions across the region.

Here's how we'll deliver on that vision.

A vision to inspire. A plan to achieve.

A vision to inspire. A plan to achieve.

The University of Canberra is actively planning to become Australia’s leading university for sport education and research and to be internationally renowned for its collaborations, innovation, and technology.

Vision
UC will be Australia’s leading sport university. We will be known for our focus on Women in Sport, diversity and inclusion and Sports Integrity. We will achieve this vision by engaging students, staff, industry partners, high performance athletes and teams and our local community in sport, mission-orientated research and exceptional student education and experiences.

Mission
Sport will connect and engage students, staff and our community and region from community- based to high performance sport. We will promote and enable our values of integrity, collaboration, inclusion, innovation and entrepreneurship through sports education and research.

Ambition
By 2026, UC aims to be in the top-three ranked universities in Australia and top 50 in the world, for sport science.

Our strategy

UC’s sport strategy is built on three ideas

  • We will harness the power of sport for social justice, equality, inclusion, integrity, and wellbeing by focusing our efforts on women in sport and translating our knowledge of elite athletic performance to foster community sport participation.
  • The development of UC Sports Hub 2 will attract professional and community sporting partnerships and events, support cutting edge education and research outcomes, and create commercial revenue opportunities.
  • We will share and promote our sporting stories to showcase our achievements; engage partners, staff, students and the community; and enhance our reputation.
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Education

A cross-disciplinary passion.

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Research

World class research.

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Infrastructure

Sport lives here.

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Partnerships

Sport is all about teamwork.

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Community

Let's play on.

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Sport integrity with Catherine Ordway

UC Sport with Sharni Williams

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UC RISE

The University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise is a research and innovation institute bringing together staff from a variety of academic disciplines around the theme of sport and exercise.

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Athlete scholarships

Competing with distinction at all levels of sport, including at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, requires a huge level of commitment and can be a financial burden. Athlete scholarships lighten the load, gifting students the time to focus on their degree while achieving their sporting aspirations.

Sport education

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Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) (HLB101.1)

Duration: 3.0 years
Selection rank: 60

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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (274JA.4)

Duration: 3.0 years
Selection rank: 51.45

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Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) (MGB108.1)

Duration: 3.0 years
Selection rank: 60

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Bachelor of Communication and Media (Sports Media) (ARB104.1)

Duration: 3.0 years
Selection rank: 60

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Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation (266JA.5)

Duration: 4.0 years
Selection rank: 80

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Master of Applied Clinical Epidemiology (Sport) (HLM201.1)

Duration: 1.5 years
Selection rank:

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Master of Strength and Conditioning (HLM401.1)

Duration: 1.5 years
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Graduate Certificate in Strength and Conditioning (HLC401.1)

Duration: .0.5 years
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Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics (363JA.1)

Duration: 0.5 years
Selection rank: PG

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Graduate Certificate in Human Movement Science (868AA.3)

Duration: 0.5 years
Selection rank: PG

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