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Welcome to the University of Chester – Promoting your Health and Wellbeing

Whether you are a seasoned competitor, new to sport and exercise or simply just want to give something a go, then we can accommodate you.

Great facilities, passionate professionals and a first class support network to help you engage in sport at any level will help you to both settle into life at Chester and enhance your student experience.

The University of Chester recognises the importance of sport, fitness and health to its institutional mission and core values. Sport and fitness plays an integral part of this in ensuring that there is a pursuit of excellence, a distinctive student experience, inclusiveness and a supportive culture.

We continue to develop and enhance our facilities, provision and support of sport to ensure that all students and staff are able to participate at appropriate levels to fulfil their sport and fitness needs and desires.  

We are also home to some of Chester and Warrington’s elite sports clubs namely: Warrington Wolves, Chester Football Club, Chester Rugby Club, City of Chester Swimming Club and Chester and Lymm Hockey Clubs.

By working closely with the Students Union, the department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, the Grounds and Gardens department, and many other individuals, departments, groups and agencies, we aim to continue to enhance the sporting profile of the University.

Sport and Active Lifestyle Department

Sport may look a little different post Covid-19 but don’t worry we have this covered. We have a variety of social distancing sports lined up which can be great fun and competitive to ensure we cater for all your needs. ‘Chester Rules’ will have a number of sports and activities ready for you to play and enjoy with your friends in a safe and engaging manner.

What we offer

We are committed to looking after your fitness, health and wellbeing whilst at University and we offer a variety of facilities, programmes, activities, challenges and events that will cater for your individual needs. Pop into our Fitness Centre to discuss your needs with our dedicated staff who can signpost you to one of these many activities:

  • Variety of fitness classes
  • Spin studio
  • Recreational sports
  • Physical challenges
  • Fitness suite membership
  • Sports team fitness suite membership
  • 6 and 12 week fitness, strength, toning and weight loss programmes
  • Athletics’ Union membership
  • Fitness class membership
  • Free swimming pool use
  • Active Campus sessions
  • Sports therapy
  • Strength and conditioning
  • One off events eg colour run
  • ‘Chester Rules’ social distancing sport sessions (New in 2020/2021) 
Fitness Suite
Exton Park
United Kingdom