Full-time athletes

The University of Bath is a major centre for high-performance sport in the UK and we are proud of our role in supporting athletes within our inspirational, multi-sport environment. Many sportspeople have won Olympic, Paralympic, World, Commonwealth, European and British titles while training here, across a whole range of sports.

We employ full-time coaches in nine sports and run our own performance programmes in:

We also partner with a group of National Governing Bodies of sport – all of whom have chosen the University as their primary training base – in supporting high-performance sport.

These include Pentathlon GB, British Swimming, England Netball and the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association.

Athlete benefits

Our role in supporting full-time athletes is central to our approach to sport.

We strive to facilitate the critical factors that underpin achievement and to do this we have in place a specific programme of athlete benefits from which we encourage all full-time athletes to draw benefit.

These can include:

  • Gym and facility access;
  • Access to a dedicated lifestyle support advisor from within the Team Bath Lifestyle Support Service;
  • Opportunities to apply for the Dual Career Programme, supporting athletes who aspire to achieve in more than one field, including employment or education;
  • Work experience;
  • A car parking permit.
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