Department of Sports Development & Recreation

The Department Of Sports Development & Recreation is the university department which allocates and maintains the Sports Facilities.

The Department for Sport (DSDR) at the University operates all the facilities and services available under the Team Bath brand, including coaching, volunteering and development opportunities for students. Team Bath is accessible to all. We organise activities at the Sports Training Village, the Founders Hall and across a range of outdoor facilities. If you want to find out more visit: The SU Sport Officer and the Department work closely together

Sports Pass

All students are eligible to enjoy a sports pass free of charge (

This gives you access to the all the amazing facilities on site:

You can top this up with a paid-for gym membership to support your health, fitness and well-being. Your sports pass can be activated by visiting the Sports Training Village reception.

Your Team Bath Gym and Fitness Centre

At the university we have a fantastic gym welcoming all abilities with a heavily discounted rate for students. This state of the art gym and studios complex is on three floors at the Team Bath Sports Training Village with hundreds of work-out stations.

The costs and purchase of a gym pass & Sports pass information can be found on the Team Bath website 

Exercise Classes and Personal Training

If you want to push yourself even further or need a bit of help starting out then Team Bath also offer student discounts on their exercise classes, individual and small-group personal training offers. Check out the below videos and Team Bath website for more information.


There is a scholarship scheme within the Sports Department that is able to help talented athletes who play sport at an exceptionally high level and a Dual Career support system for those studying and competing. For more information on these scholarships pages, check out the Sports Department scholarship pages.

The budget for Sport at The SU does not cover participation in national or international competitions - for example selection for an English Universities side or for The World University Games.

There is a funding pot held by the Sports Department, provided by University Alumni, to which high performance athletes can submit a bid to help with international events. For further details please email Katie Payne on

More information on the Department for Sport/ Team Bath can be found on the Team Bath Website.