What sporting facilities do we have?
The newly refurbished University gym is situated in the Graham Building and has a wide variety of cardiovascular training machines together with free weights and resistance machines. There is also two lifting platforms for those who want to undertake Olympic lifts. Next door to the gym is a studio where a variety of exercise classes are undertaken. In addition to the facilities at the University, Dundee also has some excellent sports facilities as it is home to two professional football clubs, along with top level rugby, swimming and hockey clubs. Students can gain discounted access to many of the facilities across Dundee.
What do we offer?
A range of exercise classes are provided for students throughout the year and include circuits, indoor spin, zumba and aerobics. Another way to get involved in sport here at Abertay is through our sports clubs. There are over 20 clubs run by the Sports Union which range from traditional team sports such as football and rugby through to individual sports such as snowsports and boxing. These sports clubs are members of British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and compete weekly in BUCS leagues. In order to help improve the performance of our clubs, strength and conditioning and coaching support is provided.
In regards to high performance sport, the University is committed to helping talented athletes achieve their full potential through the Elite Athlete Development Programme. The purpose of the programme is to enable students to perform at the highest level possible by providing them with the skills and expertise necessary to successfully incorporate a heavy load of training and competition whilst undertaking their academic programme. Through the programme, athletes get access to a range of support services such as sport science, strength and conditioning, nutrition and psychology, along with some financial support.
It is hoped that through the various sports programmes outlined above we can continue to develop top class athletes alongside introducing as many students as possible to the benefits that participation in sport and adopting a healthy lifestyle can bring.
For further information please visit Sport@Abertay