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 2022 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 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 160 cp from Exercise and Sports Science units, consisting of:
  2. 150 cp from Specified Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science Units (Part A);
  3. 10 cp from Professional Experience Units including EXSC206 Professional Experience Preparation (0 cp)(Part B);
  4. 140 in Specified Bachelor of Nutrition Science Units (Part C);
  5. 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.

Part A : Specified Exercise and Sports Science Units

Complete exactly 150 credit points from the following:

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

Part B : Professional Experience Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EXSC206Professional Experience Preparation0
EXSC325Professional Practice in Exercise Science10

Part C : Specified Nutrition Science Units

Complete exactly 140 credit points from the following:

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

Part D : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

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

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