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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
Onshore - Semester 1, Semester 2
Offshore - No

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

320

Course code

HESNT1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

This course provides students with in-depth knowledge of Exercise and Sport Science and essentials of human Nutrition.

Graduates form this course will incorporate their knowledge, skills and industry experience to promote health and wellbeing among a wide range of individuals with different backgrounds and nutritional requirements. As an allied health professional, graduates from this course will take key roles in the society, communities, and sporting organisations in promoting healthy lifestyle through healthy eating plan and enhanced levels of physical activity.

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Master of Nutrition is a flexible four-year full time or eight years part time degree offered in face to face and/or online mode. The work integrated learning throughout the course provides students with real life experience and facilitates transition from the university to workplace.

Professional recognition

The Dual degree Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science / Master of Nutrition has been developed to align with nutrition science competencies and this enables graduates to apply for accreditation as 'Associate Nutritionist' with the Nutrition Society of Australia. After 3 years of relevant work experience, graduates are eligible to apply for accreditation as `Nutritionist'. This credential sets graduates apart from the myriad of courses and qualifications offering `nutrition' qualifications.

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.

 

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?

The final two years builds on foundational human physiology, exercise science principles with food and nutrition science knowledge and skills. The final two years also incorporate work integrated learning opportunities in food service settings, nutrition communication, project work and a nutrition research project.

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)

140cp Compulsory 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 Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
SPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Delivery CO SPE261 Functional Anatomy CO
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SPE212 Applied Coaching Principles across the Lifespan CO
HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction CO SPE120 Essentials in Health and Fitness CO
Year 2
SPE210 Motor Control, Growth and Development CO SPE205 Biomechanics and Movement Analysis CO
SPE320 Nutrition and Health CO SPE206 Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology CO
SPE309 Physiology of Sport and Exercise CO SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 2 SE
Year 3
SPE313 General Practicum CO SPE330 Physical Activity in Special Population CO
NUT504 Food, Society and the Environment CO NUT501 Principles of Nutrition Science CO
SCH104 Introductory Chemistry A CO NUT502 Nutrition Across the Lifespan CO
SBI150 Cellular Biology CO NUT503 Food Science, Technology and Food Services  CO
Year 4
PHM526 Research Design CO NUT506 Nutrition and Disease CO
NUT508 Nutrition Assessment and Dietary Methodologies CO NUT505 Public Health Nutrition (External only) CO
NUT507 Nutrition Communication CO NUT602 Research Project in Nutrition (20cp) CO
NUT601 Nutrition in Practice CO    

 

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 Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 (external only) CO
   

SPE120 Essentials in Health and Fitness

CO
    SPE212 Applied Coaching Principles across the Lifespan CO
    SPE261 Functional Anatomy CO
Year 2
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CO SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction CO SPE205 Biomechanics and Movement Analysis CO
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 (external only) CO SPE206 Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology CO
SPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Delivery CO SPE330 Physical Activity in Special Population CO
Year 3
SPE210 Motor Control, Growth and Development CO Specialist Elective 1 SE
SCH104 Introductory Chemistry CO NUT501 Principles of Nutrition Science CO
SPE320 Nutrition and Health CO NUT502 Nutrition Across the Lifecycle CO
SBI150 Cellular Biology CO NUT503 Food Science, Technology and Food Services  CO
Year 4
NUT504 Food, Society and the Environment CO NUT506 Nutrition and Disease CO
NUT508 Nutrition Assessment and Dietary Methodologies CO NUT505 Public Health Nutrition (External only) CO
NUT507 Nutrition Communication CO NUT602 Research Project in Nutrition (20cp) CO
PHM526 Research Design CO    
Year 5
SPE313 General Practicum CO    
SPE309 Physiology of Sport and Exercise CO    
Specialist Elective 2 SE    
NUT601 Nutrition in Practice CO    

Entry requirements

Quota

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Master of Nutrition is a quota course, meaning there are more applicants than places available. Whilst you may meet the advertised minimum entry, this does not guarantee you a place in the course, instead offers will be made based on merit commencing in the main offer round.

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 Module A 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 Proficiency Test not accepted for this course.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A 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.

 

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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.au Phone: (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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