Sport and physical activity

Competitive or casual

At Herts, we believe sport and physical activity should be accessible to all. Whether you are going for gold or playing for fun, we have the resources, support and clubs for you.

Our state-of-the-art facilities give you excellent places to train and enable us to provide sports services, such as injury management, to all of our students.

From our premier league winning performance sport teams, to Active Students, which gives everyone a chance to get involved with physical activity, there is always a way to take part, get healthier and make new friends. Find out more about our HertSquad programme.

Fit for your career

We offer first-class teaching in excellent facilities whilst maintaining a nurturing community for you to study in. The result is, in the latest National Student Survey, our Sports Studies course scored 100% for student satisfaction.

The links we have made with the local community and beyond, through the Herts Sports Partnership, also mean we can provide excellent access to placement opportunities - both close to home and abroad. This enables you to apply what you have learned and kick-start your career.

My internship with Brumbies Rugby in Canberra, Australia, gave me the opportunity to constantly apply skills and techniques taught in the first two years of my course, widen my knowledge working alongside a professional medical and coaching team and interact and work with international athletes. I also got to travel the world and meet new friends!

Jordanne McGregor

BSc Sports Therapy

In my opinion, Active Students is one of the best things about student life here at the University of Hertfordshire. Giving students this amazing opportunity for free is unbelievable!

Second year international student