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Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours)

Program code: 2326
CRICOS code: 073760M

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

Delve deeper into your studies, follow your research passion and develop specialist knowledge and advanced skills in our one-year Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) program.

  • Study courses that will build the foundations for your honours thesis. Courses will teach you both the theoretical background and practical skills needed to undertake research and to interpret evidence and data.
  • Graduate with a respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive jobs market, prove your leadership material, and provide a pathway to future research or learning.
  • Undertake a supervised honours thesis on an approved topic of your choice. The topic can address any number of historical, sociological, psychological, biomechanical, physiological, or health-related aspects of human movement or nutrition.
  • Push the boundaries of the discipline and develop high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, research, writing, problem-solving and project management. You'll open doors to a future research career, in industry or academia.

If you're looking to be a respected leader in your field, advance the boundaries of human knowledge, and develop specialised competence and expertise, the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) is the program for you.

  • Fast Facts

    Learn from the best

    UQ has been educating human movement students since 1941 and is one of Australia's leading centres for teaching and research. Our human movement researchers also scored the highest possible rating in the 2015 ERA Outcomes, which means your curriculum is informed by the very best research.

  • In the classroom

    Work closely with experts

    During your honours year, you'll work closely with internationally respected academics. Some of our specialist research areas include biomechanics and motor control, pedagogy and sociocultural studies, nutrition and dietetics, and physical activity and health.

  • Employability

    Be a leader

    When you graduate with a UQ honours qualification, you'll have the skills and knowledge to stand out as a leader in your field. Many of our honours graduates continue their passion for research and knowledge by pursuing further postgraduate studies.

  • Employability

    Build a professional reputation

    It's possible the thesis you write as an honours student will be publishable and make a significant contribution to the field. This means your research might establish your professional reputation – and potentially act as a gateway for future jobs.

Career outcomes

Whether you undertake the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) to build on your undergraduate education, or as the beginning of career in research, our graduates have a distinct advantage when applying for professional roles.

Graduates can use their qualifications to distinguish themselves in the jobs market, or as a stepping stone to careers in research, whether in industry or academia.

Students who earn class I or class IIA Honours also qualify for most PhD programs across Australia and internationally, including programs in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Other honours graduates have also found employment in industry research programs with the Australian Institute of Sport, Queensland Academy of Sport, Queensland Health, and elite sporting teams.

  • In the classroom

    State-of-the-art facilities

    The School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences is home to exercise science laboratories, including strength and conditioning labs, a dietetics demonstration space, general teaching laboratories, and more.

  • Professional experience

    Work with industry

    In some cases, honours projects can be undertaken with industry partners, such as the Queensland Academy of Sport, the Brisbane Broncos or Queensland Health. This means you can study and grow your professional network at the same time.

Summary

  • Program code
    2326
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    073760M

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences from UQ with a GPA of 5.

Or an approved degree and satisfy the Executive Dean that the applicant is suitably qualified to undertake honours, who may be subject to the completion of additional work if set by the Executive Dean.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $35,680
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) is 2326. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for honours study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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