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Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Exercise)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time

  • Start date:

    January, April, July and September. Enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    UniSA Online

  • Career Outcomes:

    Health Promotion Officer | Health and Wellbeing Consultant | Lifestyle Health Advisor | Healthy Ageing Advisor | View all

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Study Nutrition and Exercise on Demand with UniSA Online

About this course

The Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Exercise), offered by UniSA Online, takes a holistic approach to nutrition and exercise. Enabling students to turn their passion for health into a career, the course combines theoretical and practical learning to provide students with the skills to improve people's wellbeing.

Throughout the degree, you'll learn how diet and exercise affect all aspects of life, from biological effects to the psychological and social impact. You'll explore methods of managing and improving diet and nutrition, as well as ways to make lifestyle changes, increase physical activity and improve performance.

Nutrition, exercise, sport and health courses are complemented by additional areas of study, such as professional communication in the health industry and project management for health and wellness.


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

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 SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification

In order to complete your application, we will ask you to provide supporting documents as proof of your prior study or work experience.

Areas of study

In this health degree, the subjects you may study include:

  • 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
UniSA Online With a background spanning more than 25 years in online education, you can trust that you'll be getting a high-quality university experience when you Study On Demand with UniSA Online. Considered a leader in the field, UniSA has transformed online learning and is one of Australia's largest online education providers (2016 Department of Education). Select a 100% online course that has been created by academics and experts in online learning, who are focused on giving you the best start on your chosen career path. With all course content and assessments available online, you can Study On Demand, on your terms, on your schedule.
Studying with UniSA Online means you can Study On Demand. You'll gain around the clock personalised support to assist you on your learning journey. Technical issues? Nervous about a looming assessment? Gain on-demand access to their helpful and dedicated team.
Whether you need help with assignments, referencing, administrative or technical support, you’ll have on-demand access to the UniSA Online team who’ll be there to support you, every step of the way.

Students will have access to the UniSA Online ‘Study Help’ hub which is packed with loads of resources, workshops and support services. With online tutor support available seven days a week, you’ll be able to get help when you need it. If you’ve got a question related to your course, you can expect to receive a response in 24 hours. You’ll also be able to retrieve a range of resources through their virtual ‘Ask the Library’ service.

Gain full control over your study and gain a career focused qualification when you learn with UniSA Online!

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this degree you will receive a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Exercise) from UniSA Online.

Students graduate with a dual skill set encompassing expertise in both nutrition and exercise, placing them in high demand within the health industry. Graduates may pursue careers in a number of areas, from improving individuals' wellbeing to creating community-wide health programs emphasising nutrition and fitness.

Curious about where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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