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Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Overview

Build the foundations for a successful career in health by gaining a solid understanding of the human body and the sciences behind exercise and nutrition.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences prepares you to make a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing.

You’ll discover the roles that food, exercise and sleep play in our health, the prevention of chronic disease, and sporting performance – gaining the skills and knowledge to pursue a variety of clinical and non-clinical health careers. 

With flexible course options, you can design this program to fit your own career goals and tailor your studies towards meeting the entry requirements into a range of postgraduate degrees such as: 

  • Master of Dietetics Studies
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Master of Physiotherapy Studies
  • Master of Audiology Studies
  • Master of Occupational Therapy Studies
  • Master of Public Health 
  • Master of Speech Pathology Studies.

For students with provisional entry to the Doctor of Medicine, this is a recognised pathway, providing future medical practitioners with a holistic perspective of health through exercise and nutrition, and a solid grounding in biomedical sciences. 

For domestic students interested in becoming a dietitian, we offer a provisional entry pathway from the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences into the Master of Dietetics Studies, which guarantees your place in the master's program (subject to requirements).

Location
St Lucia
Duration
3 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
QTAC Code
720102 - B Exercise & Nutrition Science
729602 - B Ex&NutritionSc/M Dietetics
Program Code
2325
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$40400 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
3 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
QTAC Code
720102 - B Exercise & Nutrition Science
729602 - B Ex&NutritionSc/M Dietetics
Program Code
2325
CRICOS Code
073759D
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Learn from health educators and industry experts who are international leaders in their field.
  • Access a wide selection of courses so you can design your program to support your interests and career goals.
  • Gain hands-on experience in exercise performance testing, assessing body composition, strength conditioning and movement analysis.
  • Study how food impacts on sports performance as well as health. Our specialist dietetics demonstration space supports practical learning about food and the science of nutrition.

2 in the world for sports-related subjects

QS World University Rankings 2021

1 in Australia for sports-related subjects

QS World University Rankings 2021

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Health & Fitness Through Diet & Exercise
  • Advanced Nutrition Science
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Physiology for Human Movement Studies

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Nutrition assistant
  • Fitness and weight loss consultant
  • Health and well-being consultant

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C)

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C)

Entry score threshold

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the B Exercise & Nutrition Science in 2021

ATAR / RankIB
76.0027

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the B Ex&NutritionSc/M Dietetics in 2021

ATAR / RankIB
96.5039

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2021. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the entry score threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

Guarantee your place at UQ: If you meet our guaranteed minimum ATAR (PDF, 165.47 KB) you could secure an offer for your preferred program.

Have an OP from the last 2 years? See QTAC's OP to ATAR conversions (PDF) for a rough guide to equivalent ATARs.

English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to allow adequate time for their student visa to be processed.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Exercise & Nutrition Science for Semester 1, 2021

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest99.3599.95
Median83.9584.3
Lowest73.476.05

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Ex&NutritionSc/M Dietetics for Semester 1, 2021

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest<5<5
Median<5<5
Lowest<5<5

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2021:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

3922.81%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

<5<5

(C) Work and life experience

<5<5
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
9253.8%
  • Admitted where ATAR and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
<5<5

International students

3218.71%

Total

171100%

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $40,400

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences for the 2022 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

AUD $8,262

Indicative annual fee 2021 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

If your senior schooling is from outside Australia, you can submit your application to UQ. Or, if you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is 2325.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

If your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you're an international student who is currently studying:

  • Australian Year 12 (in Australia or another country), or
  • the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

There are two QTAC codes for the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences:

  • 720102 (for the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences)
  • 729602 (for the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences/Master of Dietetics provisional entry pathway).

You can use one or both QTAC codes when you apply.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Applying through QTAC

All domestic applications should be submitted to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

There are two QTAC codes for the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences:

  • 720102 (for the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences)
  • 729602 (for the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences/Master of Dietetics provisional entry pathway).

You can use one or both QTAC codes when you apply.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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