Three new programs within UQ's School of Human Movement Studies are bound to get the heart racing in 2010, and will be on show at this year's Open Day event.

Potential students can choose from a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences, a Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Nutrition Sciences).

The Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is a three-year degree, while the other two programs span four years full-time professional preparation.

Graduates will have the flexibility to pursue jobs within government, health and physical education, sporting teams, exercise physiology, private practice and rehabilitation clinics, to name a few.

On Open Day (St Lucia-August 2), visitors to the School of Human Movement Studies will have the opportunity to participate in sporting demonstrations, get a taste of a career in nutrition or dietetics and talk to students who are pursuing studies in health, sport and physical education.

Academic information sessions will also be held on careers in sports coaching and exercise and sports science.

Head of the School of Human Movement Studies Professor Doune Macdonald said the program titles were intended to assist students in choosing studies in their primary areas of interest.

"The new program structure will also enable the students to get to know their peers and lecturers from the beginning of their university experience and, as such, receive full support to plan their study and career pathways," Professor Macdonald said.

"There will also be expanded opportunities for students to undertake international exchanges with leading institutions worldwide."

A Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education will address professional practice in education, sports coaching, health promotion and recreation management, while a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences will hone skills in clinical exercise and physiology and sports science.

Students studying the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Nutrition Sciences) will gain an understanding of the anatomical, physiological, biomechanical and behavioural basis of human movement - a perfect foundation for a range of careers and postgraduate study options.

Applications for the new programs can be made through QTAC. Current minimum entry requirements are passes at Year 12 level, or equivalent, in senior English and one strand of science being either biological sciences, chemistry or physics.

For more information on the new programs go to and for Open Day details click on youruq/openday/.

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