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. Discover our vision, mission and ambition and how we will achieve this goal in our Sport Strategy 2021 – 2026.
UC Sport is your gateway to all sport at the University of Canberra. Whether you’re looking to play socially or compete in national tournaments wearing the UC blue, our teams are always a great source of pride for UC.
UC Sport is home to a range of sporting activities and elite facilities, including UC team sports and the Elite Athlete Program. Find out about sport and recreation at UC, from sports clubs and UC Fitx to our multi-purpose sports hall.
The Sport Walk of Fame was established in 2022 and exists to recognise the role that sport plays in UC’s history, present and future. Up to four alumni will be inducted each year, following the 22 inaugural inductees.
At the University of Canberra was have world-renowned sporting experts in the field of high-performance sport, sports integrity, sport and exercise medicine, and environmental physiology.
Across the sports industry we connect with various sporting partners, state institutes of sport, state and federal government, and high performance and community sporting organisations. A full list of our partnerships will be available soon.
Turn your passion for sport into a career at one of Australia’s leading universities for sport education. Home to elite athletes, professional sporting teams and renowned sport science research, you’ll study at the forefront of developments in sport.
Learn alongside sport industry experts in our state-of-the-art sporting precinct where you can put your skills to the test in real-world scenarios and explore the effects of the environment on the performance of elite athletes.
UC supports students pursuing study alongside an elite sporting career with various financial support, including a range of scholarships and bursaries.
The University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise is a research and innovation institute bringing together staff from a wide variety of academic disciplines around the theme of sport and exercise.
The Institute supports the University's sporting aspirations through strategic planning and leadership, the co-ordination of sport-related research, consultancy across its faculties and the development of external partnerships.
UC Sport aims to create an inclusive and social environment for all students to feel comfortable and safe to engage in sport. By developing programs that promote participation and break down barriers, we are harnessing the power of sport for social justice, equality, integrity, and wellbeing.
Over the next four years, UC Sport will be rolling out activities to increase the number of on-campus opportunities, aiming to address gaps in participation from the following demographics.
Acknowledging the barriers and discrimination often faced by the LGBTQIA+ community, UC Sport endeavours to better understand and include our queer identifying students, through consultation, internal review and tailored programs to ensure students feel safe in physical activity settings.
Through the guidance and support of the Ngunnawal Centre, UC Sport is creating programs for First Nations Peoples in an inclusive, safe and community-oriented environment. It is an important step in nurturing relationships and building confidence in students to participate in broader physical activity activations on campus.
From 2023, female identifying students from non-sporting backgrounds will be offered a multitude of social sport and gym programs. UC Sport aims to deliver activities and classes that prioritise connection and education around health and fitness, while empowering females to be confident in sport.
Sport has the power to bring people together and UC Sport wants to ensure the students who have arrived from all around the world, can feel at home at UC. From 2023, we will be offering social sporting opportunities to connect domestic and international students on campus.
We want everyone to cultivate the confidence and skills they need to succeed. The UC Sport office aims to seek a better understanding on how we can create programs for those living with disability or an ongoing health condition through internal review and consultation.