High Performance

High Performance

As part of the HPSNZ Athlete Friendly Tertiary Network, the University of Waikato is committed to supporting students in achieving both their sporting and academic goals. Services include:

  • Student-Athlete Academic Support
  • Performance Enhancement Support
  • Celebrating Athlete Success
  • Scholarships

Student-Athlete Academic Support

The University of Waikato supports student-athletes who need help balancing study and sporting commitments.

Having trouble maintaining this balance?

Performance Enhancement Support

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).

Celebrating 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