Sport at the University
It's game on as UC unveils Australian first Sport Strategy
Vision for Sport
The University of Canberra aims to be Australia's leading university for sport education and research, internationally renowned for our collaborations, innovation and technology.
We seek to develop an excellent and inclusive learning environment for our students, staff and external partners, informed by research and consultancy which impacts sport at state, national and international levels.
Within close proximity lie federal and state government departments, the Australian Sport Commission and the Australian Institute of Sport which provides the Australian sporting landscape with purpose and direction. Canberra and the region boasts numerous professional and amateur sporting clubs and a city designed with sport in mind.
The Brumbies, the UC Capitals and the UC Women's Rugby 7s are based on campus in a purpose-built Sporting Commons which includes state-of-the art training, support and administration facilities as well as sport-related teaching and research laboratories and ACTSport offices. The University also has great access to the Australian Instititue of Sport facilities located across the road from the Bruce campus. For example, the UC Swim Club, led by Olympic Swim Coach Tracey Menzies, uses the AIS Pool, while the UC Capitals play some home games at the AIS Arena.
Sport is a prominent feature of the University of Canberra and is a major part of the university's global development. Our sportsmen and sportswomen compete with distinction at all levels of sport including the Olympic and Paralympic Games and in professional sport. With 130 elite athletes studying at the University, the Elite Athlete Program is dedicated to helping students balance their sporting commitments with their academic goals.
We are investing significantly in our people and facilities to gain a prominent position in the Australian sporting landscape. The University of Canberra is developing an international sporting reputation and has well-developed international collaborations, particularly in Asia with Shanghai University of Sport, Beijing University of Sport and IPE - Thailand University of Sport.