Hartpury College Athlete Performance Academy

Athlete Performance Academy

Welcome to the Hartpury College Athlete Performance Academy, your gateway to a world of dedicated services across a diverse range of sports not covered by our other academies.

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Our track record speaks for itself, as we have consistently propelled our students to achieve excellence in various disciplines including athletics, swimming, skiing, Olympic weightlifting, and sailing.

At Hartpury College, we are dedicated to helping you strike the perfect balance between your academic pursuits and your sporting commitments. Our extensive network of partnerships with clubs, national governing bodies, schools, and universities ensures you find the optimal equilibrium to attain both sporting and academic excellence. We also understand that your aspirations extend beyond your sport, and we're here to open doors to a career that goes beyond the athletic arena.

Located on our specialist sports campus, you'll be immersed in an environment that champions sporting success. Here, you'll have access to the highest quality teaching, coaching, and facilities, positioning you as a crucial part of our sporting legacy. As a participant in our Sports Academy programs, you'll receive unwavering support to unlock your full potential, with access to our comprehensive performance services, including strength & conditioning, physiotherapy, sports nutrition, and sports psychology.

Our Sports Academy staff members are among the finest in their respective fields. They bring a wealth of experience, having either competed at professional levels or worked closely with national governing bodies. Rest assured, you'll have the privilege of learning from some of the best sporting talent that Hartpury College has to offer.

Your timetable is meticulously tailored to cater to your unique needs, ensuring that you can derive the maximum benefit from your academic qualifications and training regimen. In addition to weekly coaching sessions facilitated by dedicated coaches, you'll have the opportunity to compete at the university sport level, allowing you to showcase your talents and progress.

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Featured sport certificates and diplomas

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Level 3 Foundation Diploma Sport Pe And Coaching
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Level 3 Foundation Diploma Sport (PE and Coaching)

Prepare for a career in PE and sports coaching with this course. Learn through theoretical and practical sessions using our university level facilities. You’ll complete a seven-week work placement at a local primary school and deliver PE lessons.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Fitness
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Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Fitness)

Develop your understanding of the world of professional golfers and improve your golfing performance. You’ll learn through classroom based and practical sessions, and spend one day a week participating in practical golf sessions at a local golf course. Benefit from access to a golf driving range on campus, swing studio, artificial putting green, and bunkered short game area, as well as specialist coaching. To study this course you must have an official golf handicap.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Football
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Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Football)

Gain a grounding in all aspects of sport, with emphasis on performance and excellence in football. Develop your knowledge of football training techniques for a range of players, from children to professionals. You’ll examine your own game to ensure you improve as a player. 

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Golf
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Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Golf)

Develop your understanding of the world of professional golfers and improve your golfing performance. You’ll learn through classroom based and practical sessions, and spend one day a week participating in practical golf sessions at a local golf course. Benefit from access to a golf driving range on campus, swing studio, artificial putting green, and bunkered short game area, as well as specialist coaching. To study this course you must have an official golf handicap.

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For over 15 years, Hartpury College has been the nurturing ground for more than 250 aspiring athletes who have gone on to achieve international acclaim. From equestrian champions at the Olympics to our triumphant men's and women's rugby and men's football teams in the BUCS leagues, we are dedicated to cultivating the finest sporting talent.

Sport Academies Montage Hartpury University

Equine Academy

Our Equine Academy offers world-class coaching to empower our equestrian athletes in their pursuit of competitive careers. Notable graduates include Astier Nicolas, an Olympic medallist at Rio, and dressage sensation Olivia Oakeley.

Hartpury College Equine Academy

Women’s Rugby Academy

With representation in the top echelons of women's rugby - the Premier 15s and BUCS National League - coupled with previous BUCS championship victories, our university women's rugby team is truly exceptional. Guided by England star Natasha Hunt, we've proudly produced talents like Zoe Aldcroft, crowned World Rugby Women's 15s Player of the Year 2021.

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Men’s Rugby Academy

Our student-led rugby team, Hartpury University RFC, takes center stage on our campus. It's no surprise that graduates like Jonny May, Alex Cuthbert, Seb Negri, Harry Randall, Jonny Hill, and Ben Vellacott have gone on to make their mark in the professional rugby world.

University Mens Rugby Academy

Women’s Football Academy

In both football and futsal, our teams are active participants in the BUCS league. Our students are not only regulars in the Women's Futsal Super Series, aired live on BT Sport, but also frequently feature in club sides competing in the National League.

Hartpury College Womens Football Academy

Men’s Football Academy

Our senior football program stands among the finest in the UK. With 11 BUCS Premier League titles and five BUCS national championships under our belt, we have consistently produced remarkable talents. Graduates like Abdul Majeed Waris, David Accam, and Mustapha Bundu, who represented Sierra Leone in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, speak to our program's excellence.

Hartpury College Mens Football Academy

Rowing Academy

Five former students and staff members earned coveted spots in Team GB's rowing squad for the Tokyo Olympics. Our achievements extend to numerous Home International appearances, victories at prestigious events like Henley Regatta, National Schools, and BUCS Regatta, all while maintaining a strong partnership with British Rowing.

Hartpury College Rowing Academy

Golf Academy

Our presence in top-level BUCS leagues, the BUCS Golf Tour, and competitions sanctioned by The R & A attests to the quality of our Golf Academy. Notable successes include former student George Bryant's victories at the English and Welsh BUCS Golf Championships and Joe Buenfeld's triumph at the Junior European Open.

Hartpury College Golf Academy

Netball Academy

Led by netball luminary Jess Shaw, our Netball Academy has earned its reputation as a Team Bath Netball Academy Development Centre and BUCS league champion. Our students are also integral members of Netball Superleague teams.

Hartpury College Netball Academy

Modern Pentathlon Academy

As one of Pentathlon GB's premier modern pentathlon academies, Hartpury College has consistently delivered exceptional results and fostered the development of aspiring athletes.

Hartpury College Modern Pentathlon Academy