Available to:
International students only.
CRICOS:
0101324
Location:
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
Duration:

4 years full time or equivalent part time.

Course available in 2021 to domestic and international students at Melbourne, Sydney (Strathfield) and Sydney (North Sydney) campus.

Domestic students

Description

Physical activity and healthy eating are fundamental to good health and wellbeing for all human beings. Not only do they reduce the risk of disease, they improve or maintain overall quality of life through enhanced mental and social wellbeing. The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science will equip graduates to become experts in professions related to both exercise/sport science and nutrition science. Graduates will capitalize on the synergies between the two fields of study to promote optimal health and nutrition through the lifespan.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science degree has core studies that provide an extensive knowledge base of how the human body works, with a specific focus on the role of exercise in health, well-being and performance. This is addressed from a psychological, anatomical, physiological, motor control, biomechanical and nutritional perspective, and is explored in the contexts of elite sport through to recreational physical activity as well as community health and wellbeing. Opportunities for industry-relevant experience are embedded in the course.

The Bachelor of Nutrition Science degree provides an extensive knowledge and skills base in the scientific principles that underpin the study of food and nutrition, to promote health and optimal nutrition in individuals and the wider community, with the capacity to apply knowledge and skills in an ethical and respectful manner. The degree promotes the relationship between food/nutrition and health as a major contributor to wellbeing and disease prevention through the lifespan in diverse contexts. Graduates will demonstrate cognitive, technical and communication skills that meet the standards to undertake professional work in nutrition and food science fields.

Graduates of this double degree will be eligible to apply for further study in nutrition research or in dietetics to become an accredited practising dietitian. In addition, they will be eligible to apply for further study in exercise science/sports science research, clinical exercise physiology to become an accredited exercise physiologist, or further study in high performance sport.

Course duration

4 years full time or equivalent part time.

Campus availability and study mode

Sample Course Map

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science (FHS)

2020 Undergraduate Course Guide

Sample Course Map Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 BIOL123
Cells and Tissues
NUTR101
Introduction to Nutrition
EXSC187
Growth, Motor Development and Ageing
EXSC199
Psychology of Sport
Year 1 - Semester 2 BIOL124
Human Body in Health and Disease 1
(Pre: BIOL123)
NUTR102
Culinary Nutrition Science
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
ANAT100
Anatomical Foundations of Exercise Science
Year 2 - Semester 1 CHEM105
Foundations of Chemistry
BIOL204
Human Body in Health and Disease 2
(Pre: BIOL123)
(Inc: BIOL121, BIOL122 ;
BIOL125 and BIOL126)
EXSC217
Research and Ethics in Exercise Science
EXSC222
Functional anatomy
(Pre: ANAT100)
Year 2 - Semester 2 CHEM112
Organic and Food Chemistry
(Pre: CHEM105)
BIOL234
Nutritional Physiology
(Pre: BIOL204)
EXSC198
Physiological Bases of Exercise
(Pre: BIOL124)
EXSC120
Mechanical Bases of Exercise
Year 3 - Semester 1 CHEM204
Biochemistry
(Pre: CHEM106
OR CHEM1112)
NUTR202
Lifespan Nutrition
(Pre: NUTR101)
EXSC242
Exercise Physiology: Adaptation to Exercise and the Environment
(Pre: EXSC198)
EXSC220
Biomechanics
(Pre: EXSC120)
Year 3 - Semester 2 CHEM206
Advanced Metabolic Biochemistry
(Pre: CHEM204)
EXSC204
Exercise Testing, Prescription and Delivery
(Pre: EXSC198)
EXSC216
Resistance Training: Science and Application
(Pre: EXSC198)
EXSC230
Motor Control and Learning
(Pre: EXSC187)
 EXSC205
Industry experience preparation
(Pre: EXSC118/
NUTR101, EXSC187 ,
EXSC199, BIOL124)
Year 4 - Semester 1 NUTR302
Diet, Health and Disease
(Pre: BIOL234 and
NUTR202)
NUTR303
Food Science in Practice
(Pre: CHEM112 and
NUTR102)
EXSC394
Exercise, Health and Disease
(Pre: EXSC204)
EXSC325
Professional Practice in Exercise Science
(Pre: ANAT100,
EXSC120, EXSC198 ,
EXSC204, EXSC206,
EXSC216)
Year 4 - Winter EXSC316
Nutrition for Sports Performance
(Pre: NUTR101 and BIOL234, EXSC118 ,
EXSC198)
Year 4 - Semester 2 NUTR304
Food Product Design and Development
(Pre: NUTR303)
UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
EXSC296
Health and Exercise Psychology
(Pre: EXSC199 OR
PSYC100 and PSYC101)
 

*Campus availability: students will undertake exercise science units at Strathfield Campus and all other units at North Sydney Campus. Students will not be required to travel between campuses on the same day

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Course costs

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.

New South Wales

  • Recommended studies: English (Standard) Band 3, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Mathematics (any) plus one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Victoria

  • Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics or Psychology.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Career paths

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

Examples of the work and settings the course prepares graduates for:

  1. Government and non-government health, sport and recreation departments
  2. High performance sport organisations
  3. Sports institutes and academies
  4. Corporate fitness
  5. Exercise scientist
  6. Sports scientist
  7. Health and fitness consultant
  8. Strength and conditioning coach
  9. Sports coach
  10. Rehabilitation coach
  11. Performance analyst
  12. Fitness advisor
  13. Sports science manager
  14. Physical activity officer
  15. Allied health assistant

Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Examples of the work and settings the course prepares graduates for includes:

  1. National and international health agencies
  2. State and federal government health departments
  3. Public health nutrition
  4. Food industry
  5. Food and nutrition communication
  6. Food science and technology
  7. Food safety and regulation
  8. Food research and product development
  9. Education sector

Professional experience

In the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, students are required to complete 140 hours of appropriate professional experience (practicum) with accurate record-keeping, as part of course accreditation requirements.

Professional recognition

This course has 'qualifying accreditation' status with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) for the Strathfield and Melbourne campuses. This is the first step towards a full accreditation application at the Exercise Science level. Graduates of this degree will be eligible to apply for registration as a Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA). This degree has been designed to meet the competencies deemed essential by the NSA for registration.

Pathways to further study

An Honours year is available to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who meet the admission requirements for either the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Honours),  the Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Honours) or the Bachelor of Applied Public Health (Honours).

Graduates may be eligible to progress to a postgraduate coursework degree in either the discipline of exercise science, nutrition science or dietetics.

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

International students

Description

Physical activity and healthy eating are fundamental to good health and wellbeing for all human beings. Not only do they reduce the risk of disease, they improve or maintain overall quality of life through enhanced mental and social wellbeing. The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science will equip graduates to become experts in professions related to both exercise/sport science and nutrition science. Graduates will capitalize on the synergies between the two fields of study to promote optimal health and nutrition through the lifespan.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science degree has core studies that provide an extensive knowledge base of how the human body works, with a specific focus on the role of exercise in health, well-being and performance. This is addressed from a psychological, anatomical, physiological, motor control, biomechanical and nutritional perspective, and is explored in the contexts of elite sport through to recreational physical activity as well as community health and wellbeing. Opportunities for industry-relevant experience are embedded in the course.

The Bachelor of Nutrition Science degree provides an extensive knowledge and skills base in the scientific principles that underpin the study of food and nutrition, to promote health and optimal nutrition in individuals and the wider community, with the capacity to apply knowledge and skills in an ethical and respectful manner. The degree promotes the relationship between food/nutrition and health as a major contributor to wellbeing and disease prevention through the lifespan in diverse contexts. Graduates will demonstrate cognitive, technical and communication skills that meet the standards to undertake professional work in nutrition and food science fields.

Graduates of this double degree will be eligible to apply for further study in nutrition research or in dietetics to become an accredited practising dietitian. In addition, they will be eligible to apply for further study in exercise science/sports science research, clinical exercise physiology to become an accredited exercise physiologist, or further study in high performance sport.

Course duration

4 years full time or equivalent part time.

Start dates and campus availability

Melbourne
  • 22-Feb-2021 , 21-Feb-2022
Strathfield
  • 22-Feb-2021 , 21-Feb-2022

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course structure – 1st year

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science (FHS)

2020 Undergraduate Course Guide

Sample Course Map Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 BIOL123
Cells and Tissues
NUTR101
Introduction to Nutrition
EXSC187
Growth, Motor Development and Ageing
EXSC199
Psychology of Sport
Year 1 - Semester 2 BIOL124
Human Body in Health and Disease 1
(Pre: BIOL123)
NUTR102
Culinary Nutrition Science
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
ANAT100
Anatomical Foundations of Exercise Science
Year 2 - Semester 1 CHEM105
Foundations of Chemistry
BIOL204
Human Body in Health and Disease 2
(Pre: BIOL123)
(Inc: BIOL121, BIOL122 ;
BIOL125 and BIOL126)
EXSC217
Research and Ethics in Exercise Science
EXSC222
Functional anatomy
(Pre: ANAT100)
Year 2 - Semester 2 CHEM112
Organic and Food Chemistry
(Pre: CHEM105)
BIOL234
Nutritional Physiology
(Pre: BIOL204)
EXSC198
Physiological Bases of Exercise
(Pre: BIOL124)
EXSC120
Mechanical Bases of Exercise
Year 3 - Semester 1 CHEM204
Biochemistry
(Pre: CHEM106
OR CHEM1112)
NUTR202
Lifespan Nutrition
(Pre: NUTR101)
EXSC242
Exercise Physiology: Adaptation to Exercise and the Environment
(Pre: EXSC198)
EXSC220
Biomechanics
(Pre: EXSC120)
Year 3 - Semester 2 CHEM206
Advanced Metabolic Biochemistry
(Pre: CHEM204)
EXSC204
Exercise Testing, Prescription and Delivery
(Pre: EXSC198)
EXSC216
Resistance Training: Science and Application
(Pre: EXSC198)
EXSC230
Motor Control and Learning
(Pre: EXSC187)
 EXSC205
Industry experience preparation
(Pre: EXSC118/
NUTR101, EXSC187 ,
EXSC199, BIOL124)
Year 4 - Semester 1 NUTR302
Diet, Health and Disease
(Pre: BIOL234 and
NUTR202)
NUTR303
Food Science in Practice
(Pre: CHEM112 and
NUTR102)
EXSC394
Exercise, Health and Disease
(Pre: EXSC204)
EXSC325
Professional Practice in Exercise Science
(Pre: ANAT100,
EXSC120, EXSC198 ,
EXSC204, EXSC206,
EXSC216)
Year 4 - Winter EXSC316
Nutrition for Sports Performance
(Pre: NUTR101 and BIOL234, EXSC118 ,
EXSC198)
Year 4 - Semester 2 NUTR304
Food Product Design and Development
(Pre: NUTR303)
UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
EXSC296
Health and Exercise Psychology
(Pre: EXSC199 OR
PSYC100 and PSYC101)
 

*Campus availability: students will undertake exercise science units at Strathfield Campus and all other units at North Sydney Campus. Students will not be required to travel between campuses on the same day

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $2953.00 (2021)
  • Average first year fee: $23624.00 (2021)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $94496.00 (2021)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

Applicants require the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate. Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Applying for Admission

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.

International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Career paths

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

Examples of the work and settings the course prepares graduates for:

  1. Government and non-government health, sport and recreation departments
  2. High performance sport organisations
  3. Sports institutes and academies
  4. Corporate fitness
  5. Exercise scientist
  6. Sports scientist
  7. Health and fitness consultant
  8. Strength and conditioning coach
  9. Sports coach
  10. Rehabilitation coach
  11. Performance analyst
  12. Fitness advisor
  13. Sports science manager
  14. Physical activity officer
  15. Allied health assistant

Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Examples of the work and settings the course prepares graduates for includes:

  1. National and international health agencies
  2. State and federal government health departments
  3. Public health nutrition
  4. Food industry
  5. Food and nutrition communication
  6. Food science and technology
  7. Food safety and regulation
  8. Food research and product development
  9. Education sector

Professional experience

In the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, students are required to complete 140 hours of appropriate professional experience (practicum) with accurate record-keeping, as part of course accreditation requirements.

Professional recognition

This course has 'qualifying accreditation' status with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) for the Strathfield and Melbourne campuses. This is the first step towards a full accreditation application at the Exercise Science level. Graduates of this degree will be eligible to apply for registration as a Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA). This degree has been designed to meet the competencies deemed essential by the NSA for registration.

Pathways to further study

An Honours year is available to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who meet the admission requirements for either the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Honours),  the Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Honours) or the Bachelor of Applied Public Health (Honours).

Graduates may be eligible to progress to a postgraduate coursework degree in either the discipline of exercise science, nutrition science or dietetics.

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