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Inspired by the Olympics?

Find out more about sports news, research and alumni at the University

If you've been inspired watching the athletes compete in this year's Olympic Games, get involved with sport at Portsmouth.

We're home to one of the leading Sport and Exercise Science departments in the UK, and have comprehensive sports facilities - so there's always a lot going on.

Below you'll find lots of information about our sports courses and research, as well as all of the sports opportunities on campus.

Our sport science research

Sports and Human Performance Testing

Analyse sports performance and environmental physiology, and use some of the best extreme environments facilities in the UK.

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Sports on campus

We have a range of sport and fitness facilities on campus. Whether you're looking to try something new and stay fit, or want to compete at the highest level of your chosen sport, we've got the facilities and expertise to help you achieve your goals.

We also have sports and gym memberships that are open to everyone in the community, not only our students and staff. All types of membership provide unlimited gym access, unlimited fitness classes and unlimited racket sports bookings.

Sport and fitness facilities

  • A 125-station gym with free weights, functional equipment, resistance machines and cardio machines
  • A sports centre with cardio and multi-use studio spaces, boxing bags, treadmills and free weights
  • Fitness classes, courses and workshops, led by our skilled fitness staff – including cardio cycling, yoga fitness, cardio conditioning and pilates
  • Indoor sports halls and courts where you can play volleyball, badminton, tennis, squash and more
  • Outdoor courts and pitches for sports including football, rugby, netball and tennis
  • Ravelin Sports Centre opening in 2022, will offer an 8 lane swimming pool, 175 station gym, climbing wall and ski simulator

Health, fitness and sport at the University of Portsmouth


Video with upbeat music introducing Health, Fitness and Sport at the University of Portsmouth. Reach your personal best. There are a range of health fitness memberships available. Over 30 competitive sport clubs for you to join. Play, Train, Compete. Your best begins at University of Portsmouth.

Take a look at our new sports centre

We have built a new sports centre for you to play, train, and compete, which has been designed to be one of the UK's most sustainable sports centres.

Students, staff, and local residents will all be able to enjoy the facilities. A range of classes and courses, personal training and very affordable membership with great benefits will be available.

You can find out more by watching our short video below.

A fly-through tour of our outstanding new sports centre

Recorded during the final stages of the building process, this fly-through tour gives you a glimpse of the facilities within Ravelin Sports Centre.

Video with upbeat music showing facilities available in the University of Portsmouth's new Ravelin Sports Centre. Play, Train, Compete. Your best begins at University of Portsmouth.

Interested in studying sport at Portsmouth?

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Undergraduate and postgraduate sport science courses

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Discover sport science

Explore where a sports science degree could lead you. 

Our sports science degrees can turn your passion into a career in biomechanics, physiology, nutrition, psychology, sport therapy, coaching, or operational expertise. 

Our graduates make a positive difference powering elite sport. 

We’re investing in our facilities to help the next generation of sports scientists succeed, including in a new £50 million sports centre. 

Find the right course for you and apply today.


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