About our School
We are an interdisciplinary school delivering progressive, real-world courses and cutting-edge research in Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition Science, Clinical Exercise Physiology, and Sport and Exercise Science.
State-of-the-art facilities provide a dynamic learning environment for students who gain practical experiences through QUT‘s purpose-built Health Clinics. The Clinics provide contemporary, interdisciplinary healthcare for local communities and families, including services in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition and Dietetics. Our students gain valuable experience in community settings, both locally and internationally, through diverse placements and learning opportunities.
The School is globally recognised for cutting-edge research that makes significant advancements for sports and physical health. Our partnerships with professional groups, industry and communities, such as our close working relationship with the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, ensure that our research discoveries are shared for the benefit of all.
Nutrition and Dietetics
Sport Health and Physical Education
Study with us
Our courses prepare students for rewarding careers in diverse settings related to exercise science, and nutrition and dietetics.
Our Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) course is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia, with graduates eligible to apply for the Accredited Practising credential. We have a proud track record of training leaders in Nutrition and Dietetics for more than 40 years, with our contemporary and future-focused courses tackling the big and complex issues in food and nutrition.
Our Clinical Exercise Physiology and Sport and Exercise Science courses are accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia, ensuring our students graduate ready for real-world practice as qualified exercise physiologists and sports scientists.
Real world success
QUT exercise scientist Associate Professor Tony Shield invented a hamstring testing device known as the NordBord that allows sporting teams and clinicians to monitor knee flexor strength. It has been widely adopted by elite sports across the globe, such as Australian cricket and American football.
Exercise Physiology Clinic
QUT’s Exercise Physiology Clinic provides specialised clinical exercise interventions for patients with a high-risk of developing chronic diseases, and offers treatment options for individuals diagnosed with existing chronic diseases or complex medical conditions and injuries. All students and clients receiving treatment are supervised by Clinical Exercise Physiologists accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia.
Nutrition and Dietetics Clinic
QUT’s Nutrition and Dietetics Clinic provides students with a safe and supportive learning environment to apply their clinical skills and develop professional competencies for their transition to the real world. Our students gain valuable, hands-on experience at the Clinic, working under the supervision of Accredited Practising Dietitians.
Our teaching staff are industry professionals who contribute to peak professional associations, including the Dietitians Association of Australia and Exercise and Sports Science Australia.
Our staff are also leading researchers and are actively involved in projects that address sport performance issues and contemporary global health challenges.
Through their promotion of optimal nutritional practices and regular physical activity, our staff are bringing about positive change in the health and wellbeing outcomes of global communities.
Globally recognised research
We encourage inter- and transdisciplinary research activity in both pure and applied research. Our research was awarded a rating of 'above world standard' and 'of high impact' in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings.