Our Athlete Performance Academy provides dedicated performance services to elite performers across a range of sports not covered by other current academies to give you the best chance of success.

With our students having performed at the highest level in athletics, swimming, skiing, Olympic weightlifting and sailing, the Athlete Performance Academy supports talented young sportsmen and women like you to fulfil your potential, supported by our exceptional partnerships with clubs, governing bodies and schools and universities.

We’re skilled at helping elite athletes to combine their study and sport, supporting them to be the best they can be. The Athlete Performance Academy helps athletes to find the optimal balance to achieve sporting and academic excellence and open doors to a career beyond your sport.

The range of support available to our sports academy athletes can include physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, sports psychology and nutrition and performance lifestyle advice. It’s as close as it gets to studying in a professional sport environment.

The Athlete Performance Academy is open to top sports performers. You don’t need to be studying a sports degree to apply.

Scholarships are offered to elite players on an individual basis and are directly related to sporting and academic performance usually determined through a sporting CV and achievements prior to joining Hartpury. They will generally cover accommodation fees and/or elite sport membership costs.

These are re-assessed on an annual basis, with a review looking at academic and sporting performance as well as an individual’s disciplinary record and behaviour over the course of the 12 month period.

For more information and to express an interest in being part of the programme, please complete the 'Interested in Sport' form.


Hartpury’s multi-million pound sports facilities offer elite athletes the perfect place to train and develop. Students involved in all our academies will find professional style training environments designed to push athletes to their full potential.

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With such a wide range of sports degree courses to choose from, there’s bound to be one that suits you. We offer everything from Honours and Foundation degrees through to postgraduate study with degrees including Sports Therapy, Sport and Exercise Science and Nutrition, Sports Coaching, Physical Education and School Sport, Sports Business Management and Strength and Conditioning.

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