Study with the Department of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Our students – regardless of their degree – get the best balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills so that they can graduate with confidence.

We use evidence-based teaching to ensure our future health professionals are ready to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving sector. Our world class facilities provide them with the practical experience they need to graduate workplace ready.

Our postgraduate, continuing professional development, and graduate research programs also offer professionals the opportunity to upskill, reskill, advance into leadership roles or pursue research.

Exercise Science courses

Exercise Science courses

Work as an expert in Sport and Exercise Science, with an emphasis on community wellness.

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Food, Nutrition and Dietetics courses

Food, Nutrition and Dietetics courses

Help people understand Nutrition Sciences to promote health and prevent disease.

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Short courses

Short courses

La Trobe's short courses help professionals to upskill, reskill and advance into leadership roles.

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Graduate research degrees

Graduate research degrees

Help transform the health sector and improve outcomes for individuals and communities.

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Student experience

Our programs prepare students for careers in health and nutrition, the food industry, clinical environments, public health, corporate and community wellness, fitness and recreation, sport and human performance, and injury prevention and recovery.

Our students learn in world class facilities and have access to industry leaders.

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At La Trobe University, we have a longstanding commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice; our students are amongst the most diverse of all Australian universities, and we are committed to providing a learning environment and workplace where all students and staff feel valued, respected and supported to achieve their full potential.

We care about building a connected community that actively champions diversity and inclusion to help people thrive. We achieve this by supporting our people, valuing diverse thinking as a key driver of innovation, and holding ourselves to account in delivering a culture where equity is a way of life.

La Trobe is committed to promoting equal opportunities and support for all students and staff, with a focus on six key pillars: cultural, disability, gender equality, Indigenous, LGBTIQA and life stages.

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We want our students to have an excellent experience with us, stay inspired and obtain the workplace skills they need to succeed in their future careers.

We listen to our students to ensure their learning experiences meet their needs.

Because we have small class sizes, our students have ready access to staff and great opportunities to co-partner in learning. Many of our students also benefit from mentoring opportunities, through placement or volunteering with a professional association.

We also believe that wellbeing is just as important as success. Student associations and extensive support services help to optimise the student experience.

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Placements and Work Integrated Learning opportunities give our students the essential workplace experience they need to develop job ready skills, build confidence and explore potential careers.

They are available in a range of settings including hospitals, community health centres, sporting clubs, non-government organisations, sporting clubs, leagues and institutes, fitness centres, and private enterprises providing services and technology.

These opportunities recognise that graduates will work in a wide range of careers and settings, and ensure that they make a seamless transition from university to employment.

Our students are encouraged to take a world view of health and wellbeing, and can undertake a range of in-person and virtual learning experiences with a global focus.

We have international academic and industry partnerships that offer our students engagement with, and an understanding of, global issues.

Our academic staff also bring their international experience, and collaborations in research and professional practice, to our curriculum.

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La Trobe offered a range of insightful subjects that sparked my interest and motivated me to embark on a Bachelor of Nutrition Science. I’d like to work with children and parents to build strong foundations in eating behaviours and dietary education.

Joanna Fogale
Bachelor of Nutrition Science,
Department of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

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We are training the next generation of health professionals.

Inspirational teachers

Inspirational teachers

Our staff are discipline experts who bring a wealth of clinical experience to their teaching.

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Meet our students

Meet our students

Our undergraduate students are preparing for entry-level practice in the Australian health sector.

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Alternative pathways

Alternative pathways

There is more than one way to get to university. Find out about our multiple pathways.

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