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What will I learn?

Study on Demand - a 100% online nutrition and exercise degree designed specifically for online learning. Take full control over your study - access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.

With the prevalence of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, as well as an ageing population, health practitioners who have expertise in both nutrition and exercise are highly sought after.

Take your passion for nutrition and exercise to the next level and study a unique degree that builds your skills in two highly complementary fields. With a focus on real-world learning, you’ll leave with specialised knowledge and practical skills to promote nutrition and exercise for preventative health, while developing the skills to inspire a healthy and more active society.

The flexibility of this degree puts you in control of when and where you study. As a UniSA Online student, you'll receive personalised and extended-hour support so you have the best chance to succeed and thrive in your studies.

What you'll learn

Our nutrition and exercise degree explores the latest cutting-edge developments in health.

Discover the effects that food, nutrition, health and exercise have on the biological, psychological and social aspects of life. Explore diets and lifestyles for optimum health and the associations between nutrient intake, energy output and obesity. You’ll also learn how nutrition and diet affect physical activity and lifestyle changes, as well as how to maximise physical performance for healthy active people.

Some of the courses you’ll study include:

  • Professional Communication to work in the Health Industry
  • Psychology of Exercise, Sport and Health
  • Nutrition for Exercise and Performance
  • Health Promotion & Project Management for Health and Wellness
  • Food as Medicine

You can tailor your degree to your interests and broaden your career prospects through your choice of electives. You can select two electives from a range of University of South Australia Online degrees.

Study hours

Studying 100% online means you can engage with course materials at your own pace, whenever it suits you - there is no need to be online at a particular time. It’s flexible around your life so you can control your study schedule week by week. As a general rule, we recommend 10 to 15 hours of study a week for each course.

Your career

As a health professional, your career opportunities are extremely varied. There are many opportunities for health professionals in federal, state and local government, the not-for-profit sector, private enterprise and at a very grass-roots level in community agencies. You could also work in health agencies, hospitals, universities and health research institutes.

You may decide to specialise in a certain area like workplace health, community development, alcohol and drug abuse, smoking or teenage pregnancy – or you may decide to work with particular client groups such as the elderly, people with disabilities or high performing athletes.

A University of South Australia Online Nutrition and Exercise degree can help you pursue the following careers:

  • Health and wellness lifestyle adviser
  • Nutrition and exercise consultant
  • Corporate health and wellness adviser
  • Health promotion officer
  • Active and healthy ageing adviser

Study options

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$23,000.00 (12,51,360) per year
This fee refers to per 1.0 EFTSL
Start date

27 June 2022, 19 September 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

SAT (1600) - 1050.

For international students

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result:

Higher education study

Successfully completed equivalent to a minimum of half a year of full-time study of a higher education program at a recognised higher education provider OR

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV or above OR

Recent secondary education

Completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification

English language entry requirements

IELTS total [6.5] - IELTS reading [6.0], IELTS writing [6.0], IELTS speaking [6.0], IELTS listening [6.0]

TOEFL PBT - 577 with TWE of 4.5

TOEFL iBT - 79 with Reading and Writing not less than 18

Cambridge CAE/CPE - 177


Pearson PTE - 58 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50