UOW sport:
changing the game

Sport has always been a central feature of the University of Wollongong. Under the UOW Sports Strategy 2023 - 2028, we are seeking to improve the health and wellbeing of our diverse communities through delivery of high-quality sport education and research, innovative facilities and mutually beneficial partnerships and alliances.

Study sport or exercise

UOW is ranked in the top 100 in the world for sport-related subjects as per the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

This places sport alongside engineering, nursing and materials science as among the University’s most internationally recognised areas of study and an area that plays a crucial role in sustaining our broader international institutional ranking of equal 185th – QS World University Rankings 2023.

Growing up in a small town, sport was my whole life. I want to use my degree and take my skills back and give opportunities to the country kids. Zoe Welsh Bachelor of Sport

Sport-related research

UOW has a strong history of producing impactful, world-leading research in the field of sport.

Pioneering research on children’s health
Breast Research Australia (BRA)
Mental Health in Sport
Surfing as a Science

UOW Sports Strategy 2023 - 2028

Changing the game through a holistic approach to sport leveraging synergies across Education, Research, Alliances, Communities and Facilities.

Download the UOW Sports Strategy (PDF)

Contact the Sport Division


For questions about UOW sports programs, research or internships please contact the Dean of Sport, Professor Marc in het Panhuis.