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Key details

Duration

4 year/s full-time
8 year/s part-time
4 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

320

Course code

HESNT1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

Gain in-depth knowledge of Exercise and Sport Science and the essentials of human Nutrition.

Make a difference by using the knowledge, skills, and industry experience you receive to promote health and wellbeing amongst people with different backgrounds and nutritional requirements. Become an allied health professional, well-positioned to take key roles in society, communities, and sporting organisations promoting healthy lifestyles through healthy eating programs and enhanced levels of physical activities.

Professional recognition

As a graduate of our Exercise Science and Nutrition degree you willl be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA), Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) Fitness Australia, Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), Australian Health Promotion Association Australia (AHPA).

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education

Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

 

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $30,240.00. This equates to $3,780.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Emmanuel sitting in an exercise science class

Why study exercise & sport science at CDU?

Enter a growing industry as a qualified health professional when you study Exercise and Sport Science with us. You'll develop an expert understanding of how the human body responds to exercise and be able to help your clients improve their health, prevent injury or enhance their physical performance. Pathway to physiotherapy

  • Unique focus on tropical, hot and humid conditions
  • Integrated with health, fitness and sporting agencies for work placements
  • #2 Australian university for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)

What will I study?

Our Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Master of Nutrition course is a flexible four-year full-time or eight years part-time degree offered in face to face and/or online mode. Through work-integrated learning, our Exercise and Sport Science/Nutrition course will provide you with real-life experience and assist in your progress from university to workplace.

Course structure


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points as detailed below.  All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated.
 

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science Core Units
(16 units)

160cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 160 credit points as detailed below. 

HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies
SPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Delivery
SPE120 Essentials in Health and Fitness
HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction
SPE205 Biomechanics and Movement Analysis
SPE206 Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology
SPE210 Motor Control, Growth and Development
SPE212 Applied Coaching Principles across the Lifespan
SPE261 Functional Anatomy (replaces SBI261)
SPE313 General Practicum
SPE309 Physiology of Sport and Exercise
SPE320 Nutrition and Health
SPE330 Physical Activity in Special Population
 

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science Specialist Electives
(2 units)

20cp

Specialist elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from the units below:

SPE130 Foundations of Sport Science and Coaching
SPE230 Applied Science in Sport and Exercise
SWK102 Communication Skills
 

Master of Nutrition Core Units
(13 units)

140cpCompulsory Core units totalling 140 credit points as detailed below. 

SCH104 Introductory Chemistry A
SBI150 Cellular Biology
PHM526 Research Design
NUT501 Principles of Nutrition Science
NUT502 Nutrition Across the Lifecycle
NUT503 Food Science, Technology and Food Services
NUT504 Food, Society and the Environment
NUT505 Public Health Nutrition (External only)
NUT506 Nutrition Disease
NUT507 Nutrition Communication
NUT508 Nutrition Assessment and Dietary Methodologies
NUT601 Nutrition in Practice
NUT602 Research Project in Nutrition (20cp)
 

 

320cp

Total Credit Points

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦   ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦   maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦   check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. SBI261.
 

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
HSC132 Introduction to Health PromotionCOSBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2CO
SPE120 Essentials in Health and FitnessCOSPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and DeliveryCO
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1COSPE212 Applied Coaching Principles across the LifespanCO
HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological IntroductionCOSPE261 Functional AnatomyCO
Year 2
SPE210 Motor Control, Growth and DevelopmentCOSPE205 Biomechanics and Movement AnalysisCO
SPE320 Nutrition and HealthCOSPE206 Health, Exercise and Sport PsychologyCO
SPE309 Physiology of Sport and ExerciseCOSBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological StudiesCO
Specialist Elective 1SESpecialist Elective 2SE
Year 3
SPE313 General PracticumCOSPE330 Physical Activity in Special PopulationCO
NUT504 Food, Society and the EnvironmentCONUT501 Principles of Nutrition ScienceCO
SCH104 Introductory Chemistry ACONUT502 Nutrition Across the LifespanCO
SBI150 Cellular BiologyCONUT503 Food Science, Technology and Food Services CO
Year 4
PHM526 Research DesignCONUT506 Nutrition and DiseaseCO
NUT508 Nutrition Assessment and Dietary MethodologiesCONUT505 Public Health Nutrition (External only)CO
NUT507 Nutrition CommunicationCONUT602 Research Project in Nutrition (20cp)CO
NUT601 Nutrition in PracticeCO  

 

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦   ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦   maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦   check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. SBI261.

 

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 (external only)CO
  SPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and DeliveryCO
  SPE212 Applied Coaching Principles across the LifespanCO
  SPE261 Functional AnatomyCO
Year 2
HSC132 Introduction to Health PromotionCOSBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological StudiesCO
SPE120 Essentials in Health and FitnessCOSPE205 Biomechanics and Movement AnalysisCO
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 (external only)COSPE206 Health, Exercise and Sport PsychologyCO
HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological IntroductionCOSPE330 Physical Activity in Special PopulationCO
Year 3
SPE210 Motor Control, Growth and DevelopmentCOSpecialist Elective 1SE
SCH104 Introductory ChemistryCONUT501 Principles of Nutrition ScienceCO
SPE320 Nutrition and HealthCONUT502 Nutrition Across the LifecycleCO
SBI150 Cellular BiologyCONUT503 Food Science, Technology and Food Services CO
Year 4
NUT504 Food, Society and the EnvironmentCONUT506 Nutrition and DiseaseCO
NUT508 Nutrition Assessment and Dietary MethodologiesCONUT505 Public Health Nutrition (External only)CO
NUT507 Nutrition CommunicationCONUT602 Research Project in Nutrition (20cp)CO
PHM526 Research DesignCO  
Year 5
SPE313 General PracticumCO  
SPE309 Physiology of Sport and ExerciseCO  
Specialist Elective 2SE  
NUT601 Nutrition in PracticeCO  

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 70*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma with a GPA of at least 5.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 147.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program or the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses or other recognised tertiary preparation course

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

If you are undertaking a course with work integrated learning you must demonstrate compliance with the following checks and requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that the correct documentation is obtained prior to commencing placements. A national and/or international Police check and a current Working with Children check is required regarding suitability to undertake placements.

The majority of health facilities will require students to present a complete immunisation schedule, and First Aid certificate.

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 7.0 with no score below a 6.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)Test not accepted for this course.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyTest not accepted for this course.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 65 with no score less than 58 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 94 with no score less than 22 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

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It is a privilege really; to be able to ride my bike for a living, and to still be able to study a degree online at the same time. To have the flexibility of picking up my laptop and studying my sport science degree wherever and whenever was always going to be essential for me.

Jacob Schmid

CDU Student

Jacob Schmid racing on his indoor bike

Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

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Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science:Master of Nutrition
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Exercise and Sport Science, Allied Health Sciences, Health

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:student.central@cdu.edu.auPhone:(08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC, NSW or TAS.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC or UAC.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
104891
N/A
Online (CSP)
104891
N/A
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
108295E

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