UniSA Online

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Exercise)

UniSA Online
From 3 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
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Course description

  • Take a holistic learning approach to nutrition & exercise with the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Exercise)
  • Build your skills in two highly complementary fields
  • Learn from experts & world-class researchers who are at the forefront of new discoveries in exercise & food sciences

Entry requirements

You’re eligible to study with UniSA Online if you meet at least 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

Vocational education training (VET)

  • Completed an award from a recognised training organisation at Certificate IV or above

Work and life experience

  • Passed a UniSA Online literacy and numeracy test and have relevant work experience; OR
  • Completed a UniSA Foundations Studies program or equivalent; OR
  • Qualified for Special Entry

Recent secondary education

  • Completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), such as an interstate Year 12 or international qualification

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered entirely online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

Course details

Entry requirements

Year 12 (senior secondary certificate); OR
Higher education study; OR
Vocational education training; OR
Relevant work experience.

See below for more details on entry requirements.

Next start dateApril
Duration3 years
Study modeOnline
Education institutionUniSA Online
PriceThe course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you’ll learn

Become trained in:

  • The effects that food, nutrition, health and exercise have on the biological, psychological and social aspects of life
  • Supporting community health and well being through physical activity and good nutrition
  • New discoveries in exercise and food sciences
  • Promoting nutrition and exercise for preventative health

Course content

Critical approaches to online learning
Foundations of health and physical activity
Foundations of human biology 1
Health and society
Foundations of human biology 2
Lifespan growth and motor development
Health promotion
Foundations of nutrition and health
Body in motion 1
Human nutrition
Theory of exercise testing and prescription 1
Nutrition and exercise biochemistry
Body in motion 2
Theory of exercise testing and prescription 2
Lifespan nutrition
Food safety, quality and security
Professional communication to work in the health industry
Psychology of exercise, sport and health
Project management for health and wellness
Food as medicine
Nutrition for exercise and performance
Applications in nutrition and exercise
In addition to the above students are required to complete two elective units.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with UniSA Online to find out more information on the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, UniSA Online can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Enquire with UniSA Online to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Support and delivery

When you study with UniSA Online, you'll receive:

  • Full control and flexibility over your study
  • Comprehensive support from Student Advisors and Online Tutors seven days a week
  • On demand access to a team who are there to support you, including 24/7 tech support
  • Access to an interactive online environment, including a library of over 700,000 digital resources
  • Support from an institution with 25+ years of experience delivering online and distance education

Find out more about this course

UniSA Online

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Exercise)

You may wish to discuss the following with UniSA Online:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)

Submit an enquiry direct to UniSA Online.

Find out more about this course

UniSA Online

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Exercise)

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