Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to providing the best possible environment for personal, professional and sporting development of our athletes.
We are one of 10 FA Women’s High Performance Centres for Women’s Football, a Swim England Performance Centre, Basketball England Talent Hub and a RFU University Partner. We are connected to many sporting organisations across the North West and beyond and home to a new centre of sports research and teaching excellence – the Manchester Metropolitan University Institute of Sport. All of this, along with our cutting-edge facilities and programme of support, makes us an ideal place for student athletes to reach their potential.

We are very proud to have been recognised by TASS for our work to date in support elite athletes in their academic and sporting endeavours. With a modern campus based in the heart of a global city, just minutes’ away from facilities like the Manchester Aquatics Centre, National Squash Centre and National Cycling Centre, we are well positioned to make high education accessible and beneficial to all those with the passion and ability to succeed. We belief that when facilitated appropriately student athletes can go on to achieve extraordinary things.

We have a multi-national student body of over 32,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and more than 600 courses on offer across undergraduate, postgraduate and postgraduate research. We are confident in our ability to enhance students’ academic interests and help them to build careers from their passions, whatever their subject of choosing. There are options to stretch degrees as well as learn aspects of courses remotely where necessary to accommodate elite sporting endeavours.

A couple of recent notable examples of athletes who have balanced high-level sport alongside their academic commitments include:

• Sam Keltos, PGCE Biology, WBBL and Australian Professional Basketball player
• Kadeena Cox, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy graduate, 4 x Olympic Gold Medalist
• Tully Kearny, MSc Physiotherapy student, Olympic Champion and Silver Paralympic Medallist, 9 x World Para-swimming Medallist
• Marc Scott, MSc Sport Business Management and Policy student, British athletics 5k indoor champion and world record holder
• Dan Clark, MSc Sport Business, Management and Policy student, Olympian and Manchester Giants basketball player as well as all-time leading points scorer for Great Britain and national team captain with more than 100 caps.
• Katie Ormrod, BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching and Development, Winter Olympian.
• Alexandra Powell, BSc Adult Nursing, GB Fencing Team
• Emma Rayner,BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Manchester Thunder Player

The University provides high-level support services to National and International athletes across a variety of sports through our scholarship programme. Our staff have extensive experience in dual career sport environments and understand the opportunities this can present. We provide bespoke services in physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, sports science, sports nutrition, sports psychology and lifestyle support. The athlete is at the centre of everything we do and through performance lifestyle meetings staff help athletes achieve balance between their academic, sporting and personal ambitions. Once again, this accreditation highlights our commitment to providing academic adaptability to our student athletes and helps them best prepare for their life upon graduation.

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You can also contact:
Phil Cook, Head of Development, MMU Sport –