High Performance

High Performance

Part of the HPSNZ Athlete Friendly Tertiary Network, the University of Waikato is committed to help support students in achieving their sporting goals. Services include:

  • Athlete Support
  • Athlete Performance
  • Sharing Athlete Success
  • Scholarships

Athlete Support

The University of Waikato supports high performance students who need help balancing study and sporting commitments. If you’re having trouble maintaining this balance or have an upcoming event that may impact your study, please contact: If you need to make arrangements to sit examinations at another time or at another location, click here

For general student support services, click here

Athlete Performance

A range of specialist services including strength and conditioning programmes, injury prevention, rehabilitation, physiotherapy and nutritional support are available at UniRec, the University of Waikato’s on campus fitness centre. For more information about the services on offer at UniRec, click here

For specialist sports testing, contact the Sport Science Laboratory, the Avantidrome or the University of Waikato Adams Centre (Tauranga).

Sharing Athlete Success

The University of Waikato celebrates the success of athletes through the annual Wallace Corporation University of Waikato Blues Awards. The ceremony takes place in October each year and is a major event on the University social calendar.


The University of Waikato offers a number of sports-related scholarships, including the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship and the University of Waikato Rugby Development Scholarship.

For more information about scholarships at the University of Waikato, click here