At UniSC, high performance athletes achieve at the highest level in study, research, training and competition with purpose-built facilities and support from world-leading coaches, performance development specialists and sport and exercise scientists.
High Performance Student Athlete Program
With UniSC's high performance student athlete program elite athletes can achieve their personal best in study and sport.
World-class athletes train side by side in nationally-accredited facilities, providing an edge in high level competition, training and recovery.
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.
Strength and conditioning
The UniSC Strength and Conditioning Service enables athletes to access the knowledge, expertise, and support of sport and exercise scientists.
UniSC Clinics offer students practical experience and professional services to the wider community.
Study sport and exercise science
We've partnered up with the big names in sport to give you the chance to build your skills amongst the best. Gain practical skills in UniSC's AIS-accredited sports science labs, and learn from specialist teachers – many of whom hold major coaching and sports science roles with national and international sporting teams.
The UniSC HPS Youth Academy provides a platform to foster the development of school-aged athletes along their sports and education pathways
Sunshine Coast Lightning
The Sunshine Coast’s first national sporting team, Sunshine Coast Lightning, won the national championship in its first season.
Australian Cycling Academy
Former national champions Matt Wilson and Ben Kersten have teamed up with Sunshine Coast Council and UniSC to create a better future for Australian cyclists.
USC Spartans Swimming
UniSC is home to the USC Spartans Olympic and Paralympic swimming squad.
Sunshine Coast Thunder
Sunshine Coast Thunder netball club provides a stepping for netballers looking to progress from grassroots to professional netball.
UniSC's team is comprised of highly qualified professionals who are also athletes with decades of personal experience and knowledge.
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High Performance Sport News
Coaches Spotlight – NICK BENNETT16 Jun 2023
Meet Nick Bennett, an exceptional coach from the Sunshine Coast, whose passion for sports and athletics ignited his journey towards coaching excellence.
Billy Curtis takes 3rd in Ultra Trail Australia 22km Race31 May 2023
It's like running up the Q1 in the Gold Coast almost 4 times – Billy Curtis takes 3rd in Ultra Trail Australia 22km Race