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Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement)/ Bachelor of Human Nutrition - HLHL01

Course Code: HLHL01
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics
UAC Code: 365269
CRICOS Code: 099024G
Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Take the ultimate fitness (and wellness) test!

Combine the skills and knowledge of a coach or sports scientist with that of a nutritionist by studying the national capital’s fittest double degree!

The Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement)/Bachelor of Human Nutrition course combines the scientific health and human movement studies behind elite sports, including human physiology and anatomy, with pathobiology, food and consumer science and studies in food nutrition in sport.

You’ll develop a unique blend of skills from our expert teachers, including the delivery of clinically focused personalised support and the methods and applications used in the science of human movement – all while gaining a clear and critical understanding of the psychological, social and cultural aspects of food’s relationship to health and wellbeing in sport. 

If you’re interested in cutting-edge pathways to postgraduate study that will give you an edge and hands-on work opportunities that maximise athletic performance at the elite level, this is the course for you. Apply for the ultimate fitness test today.  

Combine a Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) and Bachelor of Nutrition at UC and you will:

  • be ready to maximise athletic performance at the elite level
  • gain strong knowledge of the theory and practice of coaching
  • develop a sound scientific foundation in sport and build your knowledge of the core topics of the discipline of human movement and nutrition
  • understand factors that influence eating behaviour and food responses
  • master the research methods used by sports scientists and learn how to apply these to the design and conduct of scientific studies as well as write clinical reports and interpret results
  • enhance your ability to apply your knowledge in a critical way to problems related to human nutrition and physical performance
  • increase your understanding and application of the values and professional ethics in sports development and nutrition research.

Career opportunities

A UC Health Science (Human Movement)/Bachelor of Human Nutrition double degree opens doors in a range of sectors in the innovative world of sports and nutrition science as well as the education and health arenas, including:

  • exercise physiology
  • sports administration
  • sports nutrition
  • dietetics
  • exercise scientist
  • biomechanics
  • policy development
  • public health
  • program co-ordination and welfare
  • coaching
  • biological and medical sciences
  • rehabilitation services
  • training and fitness instruction
  • aged care
  • research
  • physical education
  • health administration, promotion and research
  • food regulation.


Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: //

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods and Physics majors.
NSW: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Placement Requirements

This course requires students to meet compulsory placement requirements prior to undertaking professional placement (Work-Integrated Learning) in a clinical or professional setting. For information on what these requirements are and how to meet these requirements, please visit


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Human Nutrition B HumanNutr
Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) B HthScience (HumanMovement)

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) Bachelor of Human Nutrition

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International



The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Professional Accreditation

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Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
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Course Duration

Standard 4 years full time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.


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Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

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