Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Blacktown
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield


Students in Sydney will be enrolled at the Strathfield Campus, however, some units are undertaken at the North Sydney Campus. Students will not be required to travel between campuses on the same day.

Blacktown Campus: offers all units.

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.


New South Wales

Recommended studies: English (Standard) Band 3, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Mathematics (any) plus one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.


Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science degree, a student must complete 330 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. 170cp from Exercise and Sports Science Units considsting of:

  1. 150 cp from Specified Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science Units (Part A);
  2. 20 cp from Professional Experience Units including EXSC206 Professional Experience Preparation (0 cp) (Part B);


b: 160 cp from Bachelor of Nutrition Science Units consisting of:

  1. 140 in Specified Bachelor of Nutrition Science Units (Part C);
  2. 20 cp from University Core Curriculum Units (Part D).

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator.

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 150 credit points from the following:

  • ANAT100Anatomical Foundations of Exercise Science10 CP
  • EXSC122Research and Ethics in Exercise Science10 CP
  • EXSC187Growth, Motor Development and Ageing10 CP
  • EXSC199Psychology of Sport10 CP
  • EXSC204Exercise Prescription and Delivery10 CP
  • EXSC216Resistance Training: Science and Application10 CP
  • EXSC222Functional Anatomy10 CP
  • EXSC224Mechanical Bases of Exercise10 CP
  • EXSC225Physiological Bases of Exercise10 CP
  • EXSC230Motor Control and Learning10 CP
  • EXSC296Health and Exercise Psychology10 CP
  • EXSC316Nutrition for Sports Performance10 CP
  • EXSC321Biomechanics10 CP
  • EXSC322Exercise Physiology: Adaptation to Exercise and the Environment10 CP
  • EXSC394Exercise Prescription for Health and Wellbeing10 CP

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • EXSC206Professional Experience Preparation0 CP
  • EXSC398Professional Experience20 CP

Complete exactly 140 credit points from the following:

  • BIOL125Human Biology 110 CP
  • BIOL234Nutritional Physiology10 CP
  • BIOL126Human Biology 210 CP
  • BMSC209Pathophysiology10 CP
  • CHEM105Foundations of Chemistry10 CP
  • CHEM112Organic and Food Chemistry10 CP
  • CHEM204Biochemistry10 CP
  • CHEM206Advanced Metabolic Biochemistry10 CP
  • NUTR101Introduction to Nutrition10 CP
  • NUTR102Culinary Nutrition Science10 CP
  • NUTR202Lifespan Nutrition10 CP
  • NUTR302Diet, Health and Disease10 CP
  • NUTR303Food Science in Practice10 CP
  • NUTR304Food Product Design and Development10 CP

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10 CP
  • PHCC102Being Human10 CP
  • PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10 CP
  • UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10 CP
  • PHCC320The Just Society10 CP

Course map

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Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Semester 1

  • Specified Nutrition Science UnitsBIOL125Human Biology 1

    (Inc: BIOL121, BIOL122, BIOL124, BIOL204)

    10 cp
  • Specified Nutrition Science UnitsNUTR101Introduction to Nutrition


    (Inc: EXSC118, EXSZ118, NUTD101)

    10 cp
  • Specified Exercise and Sports Science UnitsANAT100Anatomical Foundations of Exercise Science


    (Inc: ANAD100, ANAZ100)

    10 cp
  • Specified Exercise and Sports Science UnitsEXSC199Psychology of Sport


    (Inc: EXSD199)

    10 cp
  • Specified Nutrition Science UnitsBIOL126Human Biology 2

    (Pre: BIOL125; Inc: BIOL121, BIOL122, BIOL124, BIOL204, BIOD126)

    10 cp
  • Specified Nutrition Science UnitsNUTR102Culinary Nutrition Science

    (Inc: NUTD102)

    10 cp
  • Specified Exercise and Sports Science UnitsEXSC122Research and Ethics in Exercise Science


    (Inc: EXSD122, EXSC217)

    10 cp
  • Core Curriculum UnitsCore Curriculum Unit 1See the ACU Core Curriculum page for details10 cp

All units are delivered in On Campus mode unless otherwise indicated in the map.

Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in the unit.

Incompatibles (Inc:) are units similar to this unit. If you have previously passed an Incompatible unit, you are not able to enrol in this unit. 

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