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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.

Explore the human body across a range of areas, including nutrition, preventative health, and sport and exercise psychology.

You'll learn about the role proper nutrition and regular exercise plays in achieving health and happiness, and gain the skills to succeed in a range of health-related roles.

With flexible course options, you can design your program to fit your career goals. This program will provide you with the required foundational study for entry into a range of postgraduate degrees including: 

  • Master of Dietetics Studies
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Master of Physiotherapy Studies
  • Master of Audiology Studies
  • Master of Occupational Therapy Studies
  • Master of Speech Pathology Studies
  • Master of Sports Coaching.

If you're a domestic student interested in becoming a dietitian, we also offer a Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences / Master of Dietetics Studies provisional entry pathway, 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 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
QTAC Code
720102 - B Exercise & Nutrition Science
729602 - B Ex&NutritionSc/M Dietetics
Program Code
2325
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$39536 (indicative per year)
Duration
3 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
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 leaders in the fields of exercise and nutrition.
  • Offers a wide selection of courses so you can design your program towards your interests and career goals.
  • Gain hands-on experience in exercise performance testing, assessing body composition, recipe modification and movement analysis.
  • Study in exercise physiology and strength and conditioning laboratories, and a specialist dietetics demonstration space.

3 in the world for sports-related subjects

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Australia for sports-related subjects

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

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

Graduate salary

Health services & support (undergraduate)

$59K–$62K

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Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 English and Mathematics (A, B or C), plus one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Prerequisites

Year 12 English and Mathematics (A, B or C), plus one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Entry score threshold

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the B Exercise & Nutrition Science in 2020

OPRankIB
107928

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the B Ex&NutritionSc/M Dietetics in 2020

OPRankIB
39638

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

ATAR scores: 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.

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, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest2 / 971 / 99
Median8 / 848 / 84
Lowest12 / 7510 / 79

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, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest2 / 981 / 99
Median3 / 963 / 96
Lowest4 / 943 / 96

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

3925.49%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

<5<5

(C) Work and life experience

74.58%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
7951.63%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
63.92%

International students

1811.76%

Total

153100%

"<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.

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

Fees and Scholarships

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

Indicative annual fee

AUD $39,536

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences for the 2020 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

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

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,390

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

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

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

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

  • completing Australian Year 12 (either in Australia or offshore), or
  • studying 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

Apply now through QTAC

All other international applicants 

Submit your application to UQ. 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

Apply now to UQ

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

Apply now through QTAC

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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They say choosing a degree is hard, which is why we've made it easy. Register your interest in the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and we'll send you everything you need to know about applying to UQ.