Get a head start on your career today with Exercise & Sports Science and Nutrition
Bond University’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice enables 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.
Graduate with two degrees in four years
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.
- Graduate with two degrees in four years
- Both degrees offer a high level of practical experience through internships and placements
- Taught in the award winning Bond Institute of Health and Sport
About the program
|Title||Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science||Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice|
|Mode||On Campus||On Campus|
|Duration||2 years||2 years|
|Program type||Bachelors degree||Masters Extended|
|Study area||Health Sciences, Sport||Health Sciences|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
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.
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:
- Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE11-001)
- Foundations of Exercise and Sports Science (SPEX11-102)
- Principles of Human Structure and Function (BMED11-109)
- Chemistry for Living Systems (BMED11-114)
- Leadership and Team Dynamics (CORE11-002)
- Functional Anatomy (SPEX11-113)
- Human Organ Systems 1 (BMED11-110)
- Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport (SPEX11-103)
- Biomechanics of Exercise and Sport (SPEX11-304)
- Motor Control and Learning in Exercise and Sport (SPEX12-311)
- Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology (SPEX11-104)
- Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport (SPEX12-312)
- Ethical Thought and Action (CORE11-003)
- Health Research Methods (HPER12-101)
- Exercise Testing, Prescription and Delivery (SPEX13-335)
- Introduction to Professional Practice in Exercise and Sport Science (SPEX12-313)
- Advanced Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport (SPEX13-336)
- Advanced Biomechanics of Exercise and Sport (SPEX13-339)
- Advanced Exercise Testing, Prescription and Delivery (SPEX13-338)
- Behaviour Change to Enhance Health (SPEX13-334)
- Sport and Exercise Nutrition (NUTR12-101)
- Professional Practice & Practicum (Capstone Project) 20cps (SPEX13-333)
- Exercise and Sport for Lifelong Health (SPEX13-337)
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)
- Nutrition and Food Science (NUTR71-100)
- Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis (NUTR71-101)
- Nutrition Communication and Behaviour (NUTR71-102)
- Nutrition Issues and Priorities (NUTR71-103)
- Clinical Dietetics A (NUTR71-104)
- Food Service Dietetics (NUTR71-106)
- Nutrition and Chronic Disease Management (NUTR71-105)
- Public Health Nutrition Practice (NUTR71-107)
- Clinical Dietetics B (NUTR71-109)
- Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals (NUTR71-110)
- Professional Placement Internship – Community and Public Health Nutrition (NUTR71-703)
- Professional Placement Internship – Individual Case Management A (NUTR71-700)
- Health Research Design and Planning (NUTR71-114)
- Sports Nutrition (NUTR71-115)
- Professional Placement Internship – Food Service Management (NUTR71-702)
- Professional Placement Internship – Individual Case Management B (NUTR71-701)
- Management and Leadership for Nutrition Health Professionals (NUTR71-117)
- Nutrition Research Internship A (30 credit points) (NUTR73-700)
- Nutrition Research Internship B (30 credit points) (NUTR73-701)
- International Nutrition Practice (NUTR71-118)
*Subject names and structure may change
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 if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
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.
The following table provides comparative information for those domestic students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2019.
|ATAR based offers only, across all offer rounds||ATAR (OP in QLD)|
(Excluding adjustment factors)
(ATAR/OP plus any
|Highest rank to receive an offer||OP4/ATAR 94||94|
|Median rank to receive an offer||OP9/ATAR 82||82|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||OP12/ATAR 74||74|
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 2019.
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
How to apply
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 www.daa.asn.au > Universities & recognition of qualifications > Accreditation of dietetic programs > Manual for accreditation of dietetic programs.