We’re skilled at helping elite athletes to combine their study and sport, supporting them to be the best they can be on and off the field. We can help athletes to find the optimal balance to achieve sporting and academic excellence and open doors to a career beyond your sport.
The range of support available to our multi-sports academy athletes can include physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, sports psychology and nutrition and performance lifestyle advice. It’s as close as it gets to studying in a professional sport environment.
The multi-sports academy is open to top sports performers studying at both college and University Centre level and you don’t need to be studying a sports programme to apply. Take Tokyo Olympics 2020 prospect, Mollie Courtney, for example, a BTEC Diploma Animal Management student at Hartpury who qualified to race for the Great Britain team at the World Junior Championships in the 100 metres hurdles.
Scholarships are offered to elite players on an individual basis and are directly related to sporting and academic performance usually determined through a sporting CV and achievements prior to joining Hartpury. They will generally cover accommodation fees and/or elite sport membership costs.
These are re-assessed on an annual basis, with a review looking at academic and sporting performance as well as an individual’s disciplinary record and behaviour over the course of the 12 month period.
For more information and to express an interest in being part of the programme, contact Hartpury’s Director of Elite Sport, Tom Radcliffe, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org