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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science/Bachelor of Human Nutrition - 276JA

Course Code: 276JA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics
UAC Code: 365193
CRICOS Code: 081002E
Lowest Selection Rank: 62
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Become an expert in the science in sport and nutrition 

If you’re seeking a career as a coach or sports scientist, the combination of a Bachelor in Sport and Exercise Science with a Bachelor of Human Nutrition, will prepare you to work with elite athletes around the globe. 

By combining a solid core in human physiology and anatomy with nutritional science, pathobiology, food and consumer science, you will acquire the latest in-depth knowledge on sport and nutrition. 

As a graduate you will also be qualified to apply for specialised postgraduate courses in sports nutrition, human nutrition, dietetics, pharmacy, physiotherapy and public health nutrition. 

Study a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science/Bachelor of Human Nutrition at UC and you will: 

  • develop a sound scientific foundation in sport and human sciences
  • use nutrition to boost the performance of athletes
  • gain a working knowledge of food choice in sport
  • understand factors that influence eating behaviour and food responses
  • examine the psychological, social and cultural aspects of food in health and wellbeing, particularly as it applies to sport. 

Career opportunities 

You can expect to find employment in:

  • coaching for children and adults
  • coaching resources and facilities for government
  • community and public health
  • government policy
  • nutritional organisations
  • biological, human or medical sciences
  • health promotion and research
  • the food industry and food regulation. 

Further study in postgraduate courses can take you to national and international contests in all arenas of professional practice such as: 

  • sports nutritionist and dietician
  • sport and exercise scientist.

Important to know 

You will also be qualified to apply for specialised postgraduate courses in sports nutrition, human nutrition, dietetics, pharmacy, physiotherapy and public health nutrition available at UC. 

The University of Canberra is committed to building a strong and sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sporting industry and health workforce. If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person looking to study this course, please contact Rachel Harrigan, Faculty of Health General Manager, (02) 6201 2608.

You graduate with the degree of Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science at the end of 3 years.

Our 2-year Master of Nutrition and Dietetics is needed to become a qualified dietician. 


Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Normal requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course.

Additional Admission Requirements

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Assumed Knowledge

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Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Human Nutrition B HumanNutr
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science B Sp&ExSc

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Bachelor of Human Nutrition Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $30,000

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Professional Accreditation

Please refer to Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA):

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


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  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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