Sports are seen as important part of the university’s activities. UFERSA has a sports complex with multi-sport gymnasium, semi-Olympic swimming pool, soccer field and running track providing the following open sport disciplines:
Athletics, Basketball, Boxe, Capoeira, Football, Soccer, Futsal, Handball, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Karate, Kung fu, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Swimming, Taekwondo, Table tennis, Volleyball and Chess.
Every year UFERSA offers sport scholarships to students. This support is part of the Institutional Residence Program aimed at students with sporting abilities.