Deakin University

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

This combined degree gives you the opportunity to study two complementary fields and understand how the whole athlete works, as well as the fuel required to enable them to perform at their best. You will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 220 hours of invaluable practical experience and benefit from career mentoring, setting you apart from other graduates.The nutrition science component of this combined course gives you an understanding of the nature of food and the importance of nutrition for individual and population health.In second year, students complete 80 hours of practical experience in Exercise Programming. The Exercise and Sports Science Practicum in your final year offers a minimum 140 hours of practical experience.You can choose to study the Food and Nutrition Practicum in your final year, giving you a further 100 hours of practical food or nutrition industry experience.


40 credit points. This is an accelerated three and a half year course delivered over ten consecutive trimesters commencing in Trimester 1. All the units in the course are core (these are compulsory).


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Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience.


Current students are eligible to apply for student membership with the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA), and apply as an 'ordinary member' upon graduating. Graduates are eligible to apply to become a Registered Associate Nutritionist with the: Nutrition Society of Australia; Hong Kong Nutrition Association; UK Association for Nutrition. Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA); D333 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science / Bachelor of Nutrition Science is currently NOT an accredited course with ESSA. This does not mean that ESSA accreditation is not available to you. What it means is that to apply to become an AES you will need to do so through the non-ESSA-Accredited Course application pathway. Please refer to ESSA webpage for more information.

Study pathways

This course can be a pathway to: H442 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours; H418 Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences (Honours); H517 Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition; H616 Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition; H714 Master of Human Nutrition; H718 Master of Dietetics; H707 Master of Applied Sport Science (not offered to international students); H743 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds International: $155,968 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Melbourne Burwood International: $155,968 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

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