Elite Athlete Program

The Elite Athlete Program provides support to domestic and international students enrolled at the University of Tasmania who have been recognised as Elite Athletes.

The University of Tasmania Elite Athlete Program supports students performing at a high level. If you strive for excellence in sport and your tertiary studies, we’ll aid you in achieving your goals.


Feel supported

Access to personalised support from the Elite Athlete Program Coordinator, including academic study support.

Reach your potential

Full year access to state wide Unigym facilities, including high performance centre, weights and cardio gym, sporting facilities and fitness classes.

Scholarship opportunities

Access to additional scholarship and bursary opportunities including subsidies to represent the University at Unisport Nationals competitions.

Those Athletes who are a member of one of the following organisations as an ‘elite athlete’ or ‘elite coach’:

  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • State and Territory Institutes/Academies of Sport
  • AFL Players’ Association
  • Australian Cricketers’ Association
  • Rugby Union Players’ Association
  • Rugby League Professionals’ Association
  • Australian Professional Footballers’ Association
  • Australian Basketball Players' Association
  • National Squad members from Sport Australia funded sports
  • Senior/Head coaches from State and Territory Institutes/Academies of Sport, national teams from Sport Australia funded sports or participating professional sports

Or fulfil one of the below criteria:

  • Those Athletes holding an individual National Ranking inside the top 15; at the discretion of UTAS Sport for sports unrecognised by Sport Australia.
  • Those Athletes who received an individual medal in a Division 1 event in the previous year’s UniSport Nationals Competition or are selected as part of the 2023 University Basketball League squads.
  • The Elite Athlete Program Coordinator will assess your application in line with the Eligibility Criteria.
  • If you have been assessed to not meet the eligibility criteria, you may request that your application be reviewed by an independent panel.
  • UTAS Sport reserves the right to promote or demote a student subject to their ongoing performance.
Introducing Brooklyn Bruton, a Bachelor of Business student and passionate basketball player. Brooklyn is a valued member of our Elite Athlete program and participated in the 2022 Unisport Nationals in Perth.

Contact us


Unigym, Grace Street, Sandy Bay