At DCU, we pride ourselves on both the promotion of sports and physical activity as an integral part of the student experience, the outstanding performances of our elite athletes supported through DCU Sports and Wellbeing, and the expertise of our School of Health and Human Performance in the science that underpins sport.
DCU Sports and Wellbeing works to enhance student wellbeing through participation in sport, and to support our elite student athletes to excel under two priority pillars: Engage and Excel.
Participation in sport and physical activity is an integral part of the DCU student experience, fostering attributes to deal with the demands of education today, and improving lifelong health and wellbeing. Core activities include:
We aim to provide an unrivalled dual personal and professional development programme for our performance athletes. We support over 150 performance athletes each year across our priority sports of Gaelic games, athletics, soccer, basketball and rugby who receive supports such as: