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Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

Overview

This course is not available to study in 2018.  


The combined Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics program develops the ability to design effective exercise and nutrition programs to improve the quality of life for both individuals and communities, including healthy people, ageing populations and people with a disability or disease. NOTE: The Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics program will not be available in 2018.
Students may also be interested in Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science) or another course related to Nutrition and Dietetics: Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics. Throughout this combined program you will learn to coach people to meet specific goals and provide advice on a healthy balanced diet, weight management, food allergies or intolerances, as well as conditions like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and digestive problems. Extensive practical experience is integrated throughout this combined course, commencing from your first year. You will complete a minimum of 140 hours of clinical and professional fieldwork as part of your Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) degree, developing the ability to practically apply your theoretical knowledge in a variety of community settings. Within the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics degree you will have the opportunity to participate in 20 weeks of clinical, community and food service placement training in addition to conducting a nutrition research project in your final year. Upon graduation, you are eligible to become an accredited exercise scientist with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA), or a nutritionist or practicing dietitian with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). With diverse career opportunities spanning sports performance to exercise in the workplace, from hospital dietetics to community health promotion, you will be ready for an exciting career in healthcare provision. Important information To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements of coursework award courses in exercise and sport science as well as the Inherent Requirements of coursework award courses in dietetics. The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student's ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices. Please note that places in this course are limited and subject to strict enrolment quotas.

Eligible candidates may pursue their own research interests by undertaking an honours study under the supervisions of researchers working on cutting-edge projects. The honours study allow you to specialise in an area of personal interest, develop your research skills and make a significant contribution to the development of knowledge within the profession. Honours is a fourth year of study, during which you will conduct a research project and write a thesis under the supervision of a member of the faculty's academic staff. Admission is competitive, and candidates who are offered a place in the honours year must have demonstrated consistent, high level performance throughout their studies, be eligible for the award of a pass degree at a commendable standard, and be judged to have the aptitude to conduct an independent research project.

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What you'll study

You will complete 240 credit points (cp) to qualify for the award of this combined degree. In the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science), you will follow a prescribed course of study with a total of 144cp including one elective unit of study in third year. Extensive practical experience is integrated throughout the course commencing in first year, and will include a placement in an exercise science related field. You will complete a minimum of 140 hours of practicum to graduate and meet the AAESS accreditation standard. You will then complete additional 96cp of units of study prescribed for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics including a research project and a professional training placement. This professional training placement is undertaken in the last semester of the combined degree.

Units of Study

Applying for admission

Completion requirement

Sample study plan

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)

Year Sem  Unit of study 
1 1 Body Systems: Structure and Function Biomechanics of Human Movement Foundations of Biomedical Science Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy A
  2 Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy B Fundamentals of Exercise Science Health, Behaviour and Society Muscle Mechanics and Training
2 1 Biomechanical Analysis of Movement Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry Exercise Physiology – Training Adaptations Exercise Testing and Prescription
  2 Growth, Development and Ageing Health Science and Research Neuroscience Nutrition, Health and Performance
3 1 Exercise, Health and Disease Motor Control and Learning Elective Elective
  2 Professional Practice Sport and Exercise Psychology Elective Elective

Assumed knowledge

For both Domestic and International applicants Chemistry and mathematics.

Applying for honours

Admission requirement

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for domestic mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking.

Course opportunities

Professional fieldwork is an integral part of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science). All candidates complete a minimum of 140 hours of approved professional experience (practicum). The purpose of the professional field experience program is to apply theoretical knowledge to practice in a variety of community settings. The 140 hours of practical experience is also a requirement for membership of the professional body for Australian exercise scientists (Exercise and Sport Science Australia). In addition, eligible candidates have the opportunity to take part in the FHS Abroad program which involves academic study and a four to six week placement with non-government organisations and other development agencies in one of a small number of countries in South and South East Asia. Candidates in the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, have an opportunity to participate in 20 weeks of clinical, community and food service placement training and undertake a nutrition research project in their final year. For the clinical dietetics placement, candidates are attached to two or more teaching hospitals and their associated centres, where they are supervised by accredited practising dieticians. The research project may be a small survey, laboratory work, supervised hospital project or a literature review.
Option to combine with

Professional accreditation

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) graduates are eligible to apply for full membership of Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Master of Nutrition and Dietetics graduates are eligible to apply for full membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).
Career pathways & prospects
Future study options

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the combined Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics are scientists with a wide range of theoretical knowledge, practical skills and expertise. The career paths followed by graduates are many and varied and depend mostly on the specific interests and aspirations of the individual. The areas of employment entered by our recent graduates include sports performance (sport scientist, coach, trainer), exercise in the workplace, fitness industry (corporate fitness manager, personal fitness promotion), occupational health and safety, injury prevention (occupational ergonomics). Specific nutrition and dietetics related careers include hospital, community and private practice dietetics, food industry and food science. Careers in community health promotion, non-government organisations involved in health and disease, public health, public relations and the media would be relevant using either or both professional qualifications.

Career information for UAC

Examples include sports performance (sport scientist, coach, and trainer), exercise in the workplace, fitness industry (corporate fitness manager, personal fitness promotion), occupational health and safety, injury prevention (occupational ergonomics). Specific nutrition and dietetics-related careers include hospital, community and private practice dietetics, food industry and food science. Careers in community health promotion, non-government organisations involved in health and disease, public health, public relations and the media would be relevant using either or both professional qualifications.

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


Please note that for some courses there are additional costs in addition to the student contribution. Some of these additional costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Please consult the University's web page for more information: https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Double degrees (undergraduate to postgraduate) - price differentiation


Commonwealth Supported students enrolling in a double degree course, please note that student contribution amounts for the postgraduate degree are higher than the undergraduate degree. Some combined degree courses also have a price differentiation. When you are calculating the likely total cost of your course please carefully factor in this price differentiation.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Combined undergraduate degree tuition fees


For international students, for combined undergraduate degrees, a single indicative course tuition fee applies for the duration of your study in the combined degree, regardless of the units of study that are undertaken as part of your combined degree. Importantly, the single indicative course tuition fee is subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your study in the combined degree.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.

Double degrees (undergraduate to postgraduate) - price differentiation


The two indicative tuition fee rates for double degrees that comprise an undergraduate degree and a postgraduate degree with a higher tuition fee rate for the postgraduate degree. The first indicative tuition fee listed is for students commencing the undergraduate degree as part of the double degree for Year 1. The fee is subject to annual increases for each year of your study. The second indicative tuition fee listed is for students commencing the postgraduate degree for Year 1. This fee will be subject to a number of annual reviews and indexation before you may be eligible to commence your study in the postgraduate degree. You will need to consult the faculty for up-to-date information about your tuition fees.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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