Why Us

The University of Hertfordshire High Performance Sport Programmes are designed to create a dual career environment in which athletes can continue to pursue sporting excellence alongside studying their chosen degree.

Performance athletes at the University of Hertfordshire are provided with the following benefits as part of the performance programmes:

  • Knowledgeable and experienced coaches
  • World class Strength and Conditioning services
  • Physiotherapy and Team Sports Therapist
  • Gym and pool access
  • Athlete academic flexibility policy
  • Nutrition and Sport Psychology workshops
  • Excellent contacts with external clubs
  • Sport Scholarship opportunities for exceptionally talented athletes

Our performance sports include American Football, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Netball, Tennis and Women’s Football.

The University of Hertfordshire is also a Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) Delivery Site.


The University of Hertfordshire has over 450 undergraduate degree programmes to choose from across a wide range of subject fields. For each of these degrees, talented-athletes are guaranteed an appropriate level of academic flexibility to ensure they can effectively pursue a dual career.

As a Sport England TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) institution it’s integral to the university that high-level athletes can balance sport and study harmoniously. There are provisions in place to be flexible around periods of absence, exams, deadlines, assignments and catching up on course content.