What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) allows students with a generalist background in the exercise sciences and nutrition sciences to develop knowledge and core skills in theory and research.

The program is based on a combination of coursework and a research project in the chosen field of study. Its objective is to produce graduates who will be able to think clearly, flexibly and critically, and be able to weigh up evidence and arguments and make rational choices.

A honours research project allows students to demonstrate their advanced academic capability and culminates in the completion of a honours thesis. Students have the opportunity to pursue their independent research project in a range of fields such as human movement sciences (e.g. biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology) and nutrition (e.g. food science, food and society, nutrition and disease).

Students will acquire skills which will enable them to work without close supervision in a research environment in industry or government, or to proceed to a research higher degree at the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) level.

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?

Health and Behavioural Sciences



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$39,536.00 (US$ 28,197) per year
Indicative annual fee 2021: AUD $41,120

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

Start date

22 February 2021, 26 July 2021


The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,



4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must also provide evidence of completion of the USA High School Diploma. To be offered a place in an undergraduate program, you need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12, or a qualification equivalent to Queensland Year 12, with the required minimum entry score for the program you're interested in studying. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; 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; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: 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.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

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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 3rd in the world for sports-related subjects
  • 23rd in the world for Psychology
  • 31st in the world for Pharmacy
  • 36th in the world for Nursing