Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Deakin University

This combined course 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. Discover wide-ranging career opportunities when you combine a drive for exercise and sports with a passion for food and nutrition. Exercise and sports science at Deakin gives you a nationally recognised, field-leading education in improving the performance, health and participation of individuals and teams through structured exercise, training, coaching and advice. You will develop the expertise to become a professional leader in the field, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the biology, technology, behaviour and best practices that underpin exercise and sport science.

Course Fee:

International: $150,656

Entry Requirements:

Entry will be based on performance in: Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with ATAR of at least 50 or equivalent OR Certificate IV in a related discipline OR Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of Diploma in a related discipline OR Successful completion of relevant study - equivalent to at least two Deakin University units - at an accredited higher education institution OR Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent, including Foundation program approved by Faculty Board, or relevant work or life experience.


To complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science students must attain 32 credit points which includes 16 exercise core units and 16 core nutrition units (one HSN coded elective unit). Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. In order to gain 32 credit points you will need to study 32 units (AKA 'subjects'). Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester and usually undertaken two trimesters each year.

Subjects you can Study:

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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.

Further information:

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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.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood No info No Part time
Burwood No info No Full time 4 years

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As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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