Undergraduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science



Course Summary

This course provides you with an introductory knowledge of the health sciences and human physiology, and a foundational understanding of food and nutritional sciences. This course also provides a pathway to accredited programs in exercise science.

Units of study

EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline

Introduces students to learning skills for university study, communication skills, and reading and writing conventions within university discipline focused study. Students will develop understanding of, and skills in, digital literacies within SCU environment, a variety of academic writing genres relevant to their discipline of study, and principles and application of academic integrity.

HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions

Focuses on the underlying concepts of science and quantitative literacy essential for success in health studies. Students explore the nature of science as it relates to health and apply analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills to a range of health related contexts. Students learn to use scientific language to communicate processes and concepts. Learning skills specific for the health sciences are developed.

BIO71002 - Human Physiology I

Examines normal physiological function at the cellular level, endocrine system and nervous system physiology, and homeostatic control pathways. Develops essential key understandings of the basic control mechanisms of normal body function that will then be applied to understanding the physiological functions of the various body systems studied in Human Physiology II.

NUT00214 - Food and Nutrition in Health

Provides an introduction to the food and nutritional sciences. The unit examines the role of key nutrients and the connections between diet and physical activity in health. Further, it explores aspects of food composition, food processing, food as a medicine, and consumer concerns about food. The study of nutrition in pregnancy and lactation is also an option. Lastly, it introduces students to inter-professional practice.

Start Date

6 July


6 months, Fulltime




To support workers displaced by the COVID 19 crisis the maximum student fees for these courses have been set at significantly discounted rates, and students will still be able to defer payment through HECS-HELP.

Commonwealth-Supported Place: $2,500

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International students can apply for a non-award variation of the Undergraduate Certificate, this is a Higher Education Certificate. Fees: $6,000

How to apply

Complete the International Application for Admission form with all supporting documents:

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Proof of English Language proficiency

Send your completed documentation to intapps@scu.edu.au

Career Opportunities

This will provide you with foundational knowledge in health, exercise science and nutrition and, with more study, may lead into sports and exercise science careers.


Admission Criteria

ATAR 40; OR Certificate III or above; OR one year of paid work experience or equivalent.

Advanced standing

Successful completion of this course will guarantee entry and four units of credit towards the Diploma of Health. Upon successful completion of the additional four units in the Diploma of Health, students will have guaranteed entry and may receive up to one year of advanced standing toward a Bachelor degree in Sport and Exercise Science.

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