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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours)

Delve deeper into your studies, follow your research passion and develop specialist knowledge in an honours degree.

If you want to be challenged intellectually and delve deeper into your studies, this honours program may be the right choice for you.

Your honours year will allow you to more deeply investigate a topic of interest, and gain skills in designing and undertaking research. You will use these skills to write your own honours thesis on an approved topic of your choice, in a specialist research area such as biomechanics and motor control, pedagogy and sociocultural studies, nutrition and dietetics, physical activity and health. In some cases, honours projects can be undertaken with industry partners, such as the Queensland Academy of Sport, the Brisbane Broncos or Queensland Health.

The thesis you write may be publishable, and make a significant contribution to the field. If so, when you graduate you'll not only have the skills and knowledge to stand out as a leader, your published thesis could establish your professional reputation and potentially act as a gateway to future career roles. On completion of your Honours year you may qualify for Higher Degree by Research study, including a PhD.

Program highlights

  • A one-year program where you'll learn how to plan and conduct research in a topic of your choice.
  • Graduate with a respected honours qualification that can open doors to a future research career.
  • Learn from researchers who have made internationally recognised discoveries in health.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Research associate
  • Research assistant
  • Nutrition assistant
  • Fitness and weight loss consultant
  • Health and well-being consultant

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

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.


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