Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

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.

Structure

320 credit points. 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.

Subjects

  • Nutrition Science
  • Sport and exercise science

Standard entry requirements

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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $94,496 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $94,496 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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