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

If you have maintained regional or national representation in your sport in the past 12 months, and continue to have goals in high performance sport for 2023 and beyond, please register your details below so that we can add you to the Student-Athlete Support Hub (SASH) database.

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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. Find out more information about the services on offer at UniRec.

Students, staff and UniRec members pay only a $15 surcharge at Performance Plus Physiotherapy at UniRec.

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 University of Waikato Blues Awards. The ceremony takes place in October each year and is a major event on the University social calendar.

To share and celebrate student athlete success, email [email protected] so we can share the result on our Facebook page.


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

Find out more information about scholarships at the University of Waikato.