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Open a world of opportunity with Exercise & Sports Science plus Nutrition

Bond University’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice enable you to become both an accredited exercise scientist and an accredited dietitian.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science equips you with an understanding of health and human movement including healthy ageing, chronic disease prevention, athlete preparation, health promotion and nutrition. It provides a strong foundation for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, enabling you to explore areas of study such as anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics, motor learning and control, as well as sports nutrition and exercise prescription and planning for both athletic and non-athletic populations.

Learn in the real world with practical industry experience

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice is designed to produce highly competitive graduates with comprehensive clinical, food service, public health and sports dietetic skills in both national and international healthcare environments, as well as possessing a solid business acumen and research experience. 

As a student dietitian at Bond University, you will benefit from interactive workshops with industry experts, personalised mentoring from academics, and exposure to food, health and business settings throughout the duration of the program.  In addition, you will complete an international nutrition placement abroad to obtain a global perspective on nutrition and dietetics.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice are each comprised of 6 semesters delivered over 2 years, with the two sequential degrees being 12 semesters in total.  Dependent on the semester of commencement, with University’s three semesters-per-year schedule, these two programs can be completed in just over 4 years.

To take up this package first make an application to the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, then email [email protected]   and a Bond Staff member will assist to add the second part of the package to your application.

Key features

  • High level of practical experience with internships and clinical placements
  • Complete two degrees in four years
  • Become both an accredited exercise scientist and an accredited dietitian

About the program

TitleBachelor of Exercise and Sports Science​Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice​
ModeOn Campus On Campus
Duration2 years2 years
Starting semesters
  • January 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2021
  • May 2022
Program typeBachelors degreeMasters Extended
Study areaHealth SciencesHealth Sciences
Program codeCC-60025CC-63041
CRICOS code080641D089734D
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Please visit Recommended Program Structures for guidance on study plans.

Due to program sequencing, students may not be able to commence the postgraduate program immediately on completion of their undergraduate degree. International students should be aware that the Australian immigration authority may require them to return home before commencing their postgraduate degree and seek advice accordingly.

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science program comprises subjects as follows:

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

A student must complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science with a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to 4/7) in order to progress to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice. Students must also complete any compliance requirements.  

Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice

Semester 1 (May start)

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

*Subject names and structure may change

Please refer to the individual program pages for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program fees.

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2020.

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

In addition, this program requires successful completion of:

  • English, and
  • Mathematics at the level of Mathematics A or equivalent; and
  • One (1) of Physical Education or Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Science 21 or equivalent. 
2022 Year 12 entry

In a disrupted world, Year 12 students have shown incredible resilience in adapting to the ongoing challenges presented by the events of recent years. Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2022 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program. Find out more.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Future outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to apply their skills and experience across a range of areas including:

  • Clinical dietetics
  • Sports nutrition
  • Private practice
  • Food service management
  • Corporate health and wellness
  • Nutrition communications and media
  • Community and public health nutrition
  • Nutrition and dietetic research
  • Exercise and sports scientist
  • Strength and conditioning coach

Graduates may be eligible to progress to further post-graduate research, leading to potential career options in research organisations and academia.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science not only includes a high level of practical experience within the classroom but also features a minimum of 140 hours internship experience in a variety of sport, exercise and healthcare environments as required for accreditation as an Exercise Scientist.

Through your internships during the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, you will develop competence in the areas of medical nutrition therapy, food service dietetics, and community and public health nutrition, plus an additional setting based on your area of dietetic interest. This may include sports nutrition, private practice, food industry, corporate health, food and health charities, aged care, nutrition communications and media, or paediatric nutrition.

In addition, you will complete an international nutrition placement abroad to obtain a global perspective on nutrition and dietetics.

Bond’s Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice (MNDP) program has Full accreditation with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) up until 30 March 2023. Graduates from MNDP program are eligible to become DAA members with dietetic qualifications, and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program.

The University is required to maintain a current accreditation status as outlined in the DAA accreditation process which is outlined at > Universities & recognition of qualifications > Accreditation of dietetic programs > Manual for accreditation of dietetic programs.

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