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.
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.
Please note the terms and conditions of our Team Bath Athlete Agreement [PDF]. All activities during 2020-21 – coaching, training, competition and recreational – will be subject to prevailing Government and sport-specific guidelines.