About Us

La Trobe University is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network, which recognises the unique needs of students who participate and compete in sport at an elite level.

We are committed to providing elite athlete students assistance and support by successfully combining their academic and sporting pursuits through the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program (LEAP).

LEAP athletes can receive the following support at the University:

  • Dedicated academic case management and assistance with enrolment, timetabling, flexible assessment and alternative exam arrangements
  • Support with cross-institutional study, course transfers and credit transfers
  • On-campus gym memberships
  • Admission to the La Trobe Student Excellence Academy
  • One-on-one dietitian access
  • Tailored strength and conditioning programs
  • Access to the world-class Sport Performance Hub training facilities
  • Professional development events and networking opportunities
  • Exclusive benefits from our industry partners
  • Access to tailored career advice and student wellbeing
  • Official Elite Athlete Program apparel
  • One-on-one and ongoing support with Elite Athlete Wellbeing Specialist
  • Access to the Elite Athlete Travel Subsidy, Elite Athlete Equipment Subsidy and University Representation Subsidy
  • Subsidised access to the on-campus podiatry clinic


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