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Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours)

Overview

Delve deeper into your studies, follow your research passion and develop specialist knowledge in an honours degree.

If you want to be challenged intellectually and delve deeper into your studies, this honours program may be the right choice for you.

Your honours year will allow you to more deeply investigate a topic of interest, and gain skills in designing and undertaking research. You will use these skills to write your own honours thesis on an approved topic of your choice, in a specialist research area such as biomechanics and motor control, pedagogy and sociocultural studies, nutrition and dietetics, physical activity and health. In some cases, honours projects can be undertaken with industry partners, such as the Queensland Academy of Sport, the Brisbane Broncos or Queensland Health.

The thesis you write may be publishable, and make a significant contribution to the field. If so, when you graduate you'll not only have the skills and knowledge to stand out as a leader, your published thesis could establish your professional reputation and potentially act as a gateway to future career roles. On completion of your Honours year you may qualify for Higher Degree by Research study, including a PhD.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
2326
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$39536 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
2326
CRICOS Code
073760M
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • A one-year program where you'll learn how to plan and conduct research in a topic of your choice.
  • Graduate with a respected honours qualification that can open doors to a future research career.
  • Learn from researchers who have made internationally recognised discoveries in health.

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.

  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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:

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

Graduate salary

Health services & support (undergraduate)

$59K–$62K

compared.edu.au

Next steps after graduation

You can use your honours qualification to stand out in the job market when applying for professional roles, or as a stepping stone to careers in research.

If you earn class I or class IIA honours you will qualify for most PhD programs across Australia and internationally, including programs in the United Kingdom and the United States. A PhD will open up career opportunities in research and academia.

Graduates have also worked in industry research programs after their honours year with the Australian Institute of Sport, Queensland Academy of Sport, Queensland Health, and elite sporting teams.

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.

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 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.

Learn more about English language requirements

Student visas

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 (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 (Honours) 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 (Honours) 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 $6,684

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 (Honours) for the 2020 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

All international applications should be submitted 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 (Honours) is 2326

Find out more about applying for honours study 

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Important dates

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

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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

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.

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