Take a holistic learning approach to nutrition and exercise
Build your skills in two highly complementary fields
Develop the knowledge and skills to support community health and wellbeing through physical activity and good nutrition
Be guided by experts and world-class researchers who are at the forefront of new discoveries in exercise and food sciences
UniSA’s research in the area of health sciences is recognised as well above world-standard.*
*Results in Public Health and Health Services - 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
Study a 100% online nutrition and exercise degree designed specifically for online learning. Take full control over your study - access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
With the prevalence of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, as well as an ageing population, health practitioners who have expertise in both nutrition and exercise are highly sought after.
Take your passion for nutrition and exercise to the next level and study a unique degree that builds your skills in two highly complementary fields. With a focus on real-world learning, you’ll leave with specialised knowledge and practical skills to promote nutrition and exercise for preventative health, while developing the skills to inspire a healthy and more active society.
The flexibility of this degree puts you in control of when and where you study. As a UniSA Online student, you'll receive personalised and extended-hour support so you have the best chance to succeed and thrive in your studies.
What you Learn
Our nutrition and exercise degree explores the latest cutting-edge developments in health.
Discover the effects that food, nutrition, health and exercise have on the biological, psychological and social aspects of life. Explore diets and lifestyles for optimum health and the associations between nutrient intake, energy output and obesity. You’ll also learn how nutrition and diet affect physical activity and lifestyle changes, as well as how to maximise physical performance for healthy active people.
Some of the courses you’ll study include:
Professional Communication to work in the Health Industry
Psychology of Exercise, Sport and Health
Nutrition for Exercise and Performance
Health Promotion & Project Management for Health and Wellness
Food as Medicine
You can tailor your degree to your interests and broaden your career prospects through your choice of electives. You can select two electives from a range of UniSA Online degrees.
Why a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Exercise)
Nutrition and exercise go hand in hand when it comes to living a healthy life. Health practitioners with a dual skill set in these two important areas of health are in demand.
In this degree, you'll develop expert knowledge on national physical activity and dietary guidelines, as well as current and emerging trends in the industry. In addition to building skills in health evaluation, project management and biological sciences, you'll also explore relationships between individuals and society that lead to population health patterns.
As a graduate, you'll come out with the skills to interpret scientific research and analyse quantitative and qualitative data to translate science into practical eating and exercise advice.
This degree allows you to put your knowledge into practice - you’ll work on projects that have the potential to make a difference to the health and well-being of those around you.
UniSA Online's teaching staff come with many decades of experience in exercise science and nutrition education. As a student, you'll learn from expert academics and researchers who are leaders in their field.