What We Offer

Athlete Support

At Massey you’ll work with our High Performance Coordinators, who will provide individually-tailored support to assist you with your academic planning, alongside your sport commitments.

We have specialists to help with your academic career, nutrition advice, physical conditioning and sport psychology.


No other university in New Zealand has the level of flexibility that Massey provides, a flexibility that is tailored to the life of a high-performance athlete. With a combination of either on-campus, off-campus or mix-mode study options, and either full-time or part-time study, athletes can fit their study around their sporting commitments and change it to accommodate particular sporting events such as World Champs or Commonwealth/Olympic Games. 

Sport Science Services

As a member of Massey’s Academy of Sport programme, you will receive key sport science services to assist in your athletic development. These include physical conditioning, sports nutrition and sports psychology, provided by High Performance Sport NZ accredited providers where possible. Athletes on the Manawatu campus can also access the human performance lab.

Sports Scholarships

The Massey University Academy of Sport scholarship awards recipients a minimum of $3,000 and up to $5,000 for full-time students, or pro-rated for part-time students for the academic year. 

Travel Funds

Massey University recognises the costs associated with international competition for athletes and manages two travel awards specifically for athletes who are selected to represent New Zealand at an international event. These are the Travel and Accommodation Fund which provides up to $700 and the Elite Sports World Travel Award which provides up to $3000. 

Gym Memberships, Training Gear

Academy of Sport athletes receive memberships to the Sport & Rugby Institute gym, the Massey Manawatu Recreation Centre or the Massey Albany Recreation Centre. Academy athletes also receive Massey Academy apparel in recognition of being in the programme.

Free Seminars

Our topical, practical seminars keep you up to date with latest developments in the sporting world. Topics covered include anti-doping, media training, mental skills, sports nutrition, self massage, public speaking, self promotion and sponsorship, time management and goal setting.

Sport At Massey University

Massey University offers a wide range of sporting facilities, events and activities for all students. We have some of the best sports facilities in New Zealand, including a world-class athletics track, the Sport & Rugby Institute, the Equestrian Centre and Recreation Centres. You can also take part in the Massey Blues Awards, an event held every year to recognise the great achievements of Massey athletes. For more information see Sport at Massey University.

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