What will I learn?

Delve deeper into your studies, follow your research passion and develop specialist knowledge and advanced skills in our one-year Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) program.

Study courses that will build the foundations for your honours thesis in this one-year honours program. Courses will teach you both the theoretical background and practical skills needed to undertake research and to interpret evidence and data. Undertake a supervised honours thesis on an approved topic of your choice. The topic can address any number of historical, sociological, psychological, biomechanical, physiological, or health-related aspects of human movement or nutrition. Push the boundaries of the discipline and develop high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, research, writing, problem-solving and project management. You'll open doors to a future research career, in industry or academia. Graduate with a respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive jobs market, prove your leadership material, and provide a pathway to future research or learning.

Career outcomes

Whether you undertake the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) to build on your undergraduate education, or as the beginning of career in research, our graduates have a distinct advantage when applying for professional roles.

Graduates can use their qualifications to distinguish themselves in the jobs market, or as a stepping stone to careers in research, whether in industry or academia.

Students who earn class I or class IIA Honours also qualify for most PhD programs across Australia and internationally, including programs in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Other honours graduates have also found employment in industry research programs with the Australian Institute of Sport, Queensland Academy of Sport, Queensland Health, and elite sporting teams.

Program structure

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$37,472.00 (US$ 25,395) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020


The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,



4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International Baccalaureate Diploma Scores: Minimum of 26 -42. English language requirements: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; or TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; or TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; or PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; or CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; or BEP: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

A Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences from UQ with a GPA of 5 Or an approved degree and satisfy the Executive Dean that the applicant is suitably qualified to undertake honours, who may be subject to the completion of additional work if set by the Executive Dean.

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

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About this uni

Health and Behavioural Sciences at The University of Queensland comprises of schools ranked among the best in the world in their fields.

  • UQ is ranked 2nd in the world for sports-related subjects
  • 21st in the world for Nursing
  • 23rd in the world for Psychology
  • 31st in the world for Pharmacy