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
Latest sport news
How heat could impact the 2021 Tokyo Olympics
26 May 2021
3 min read
University partners with Technogym for fitness and wellness solutions
Technogym is appointed the official fitness equipment supplier to the University of Portsmouth.
19 October 2020
3 min read
Mental Health of Elite Athletes Examined
A University of Portsmouth expert has lent his expertise to the International Olympic Committee’s consensus statement on mental health in athletes.
17 May 2019
2 min read
Latest sports blogs
Supporting elite British female athletes
Campaign reveals widespread lack of breast and bra education in sportswomen
13 January 2020
2 min read
How best can fans support young athletes
21 July 2021
7 min read
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?
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.