The $24 million sports stadium is the only facility of its kind in the region. It is fully air-conditioned, seats 3,000 spectators with national standard facilities for netball, basketball, futsal, hockey and badminton.
UniSC Sunshine Coast has an Olympic-standard, 10-lane, 50-metre heated pool, a six-lane 25-metre pool, cold immersion and warm plunge pool and aquatic recovery equipment. The elite training ground is used year-round by recreational swimmers and Olympic and Paralympic champions.
Two fully-equipped indoor gyms offer the latest equipment including indoor and outdoor functional training zones. Gym instruction caters to all fitness levels from high-performance athletes to beginner.
Multipurpose playing fields for Rugby Union, Rugby League, Football, Cricket and AFL training are available with lighting for night-time play.
Track and field
The IAAF-standard athletics track has eight and ten lane running tracks and equipment for hurdles, steeplechase, javelin, shot-put, discus, hammer-throw, high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault and disabled throw events.
UniSC has outdoor hard courts for tennis, basketball and netball. Night lighting is available for after-dark competition.
High performance sport
UniSC supports athletes and teams at the highest levels of sporting competition.
Our rising champions achieve their personal best in sport, competition and study, surrounded by the right expertise, people and facilities.
Emerging and world-class sport and exercise scientists use the latest technology and facilities to harness the power of human movement to impact fitness, performance and recovery.
Learn more about high performance sport at UniSC.
Strength and Conditioning Service
Injury prevention testing, athlete periodisation and programming, and strength and conditioning services.
Physical Performance Coaching
Physical performance coaches (PPC) use assessment and screening, individualised training and conditioning, required recovery and overall load management to help high performance athletes achieve their athletic potential.
Study sport at UniSC
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
Exercise scientists use the science of human movement to help people improve their health and fitness, and to prevent common lifestyle diseases.
Bachelor of Sports Studies
Combine core sport science courses with a major in journalism, management, marketing, public relations, tourism, leisure and event management, or sport and exercise nutrition. Gain the skills to become job-ready for a career
Sunshine Coast Lightning
UniSC is a proud Foundation Principal Partner of the Sunshine Coast’s first national sports team. The Sunshine Coast Lightning trains and plays home games at the UniSC Stadium.
Sunshine Coast Thunder
USC Thunder netball club provides a stepping for netballers looking to progress from grassroots to professional netball.
Australian Cycling Academy
ACA is an elite training academy taking an athlete-centric approach to high performance cycling coaching
UniSC's high performance swim team includes Olympic and Paralympic medallists. They train at the USC pool under Head Coach Chris Mooney.
Represent the USC Spartans UniSport Nationals and other intervarsity events.
Student sports teams
UniSC offers a range of student run sporting clubs and teams from elite to social level.
UniSC staff and students are invited to join in the free social sports program. Get fit, have fun and make new friends.
A force of inspiration20 Sep
A Para Sports Hub has been announced at the University of the Sunshine Coast – and the potential for athletes ahead of the 2032 Games is enormous.
National Para Sports Hub celebrated as Burkett steps down14 Sep
One of the most well-loved names in para sports will today announce his retirement at UniSC, while launching a sporting legacy for athletes to come.
Comm Games campaign starts and ends with gold for UniSC8 Aug
The University of the Sunshine Coast is celebrating after a highly successful campaign at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, with 15 medal placings secured by the uni crew.