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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

BACHELOR OF Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

If you’re passionate about health, exercise and nutrition, kickstart your journey to a rewarding career supporting healthy and active lives with UQ’s Bachelor of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences.

Through this program you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to address two of the most important risk factors for chronic disease – physical activity and nutrition – and gain a strong foundation to support healthier communities.

You’ll explore human movement and nutrition across the lifespan and discover the roles that food, physical activity, exercise and sleep play in our health, the prevention of chronic disease, and sporting performance.

With majors available in nutrition sciences, sports coaching, or sporting cultures, you’ll have the option to deep dive into your area of interest while developing expertise in your chosen field of study. Be in demand with the skills and knowledge to pursue a variety of clinical and non-clinical health careers and graduate ready to meet the challenges facing the health care sector.

With flexible course options, you can design this program to fit your own career goals and tailor your studies towards meeting the entry requirements into a range of postgraduate degrees, such as: 

Master of Dietetics Studies
Doctor of Medicine 
Master of Physiotherapy Studies
Master of Sports Coaching
Master of Audiology Studies
Master of Occupational Therapy Studies
Master of Public Health 
Master of Speech Pathology Studies
For domestic students interested in becoming a dietitian, the nutrition major in the Bachelor of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences meets the course requirements for entry into the Master of Dietetics Studies.

You’ll have the chance to gain practical experience with 50 hours of industry placement and enhance your future employability with international study.

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 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

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.

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B; plus two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics C or Physics, at least one of which must be Chemistry or Physics.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

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