School Profile

[image]Head of School
Professor AndrewCresswell

"Our vision is to be an international leader in the study of human movement and nutrition sciences," Professor Andrew Cresswell, Head of School.

The School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences offers a range of high-quality undergraduatepostgraduate and research programs in the interdisciplinary areas of human movement and nutrition, which includes, but is not limited to, clinical exercise physiology, exercise science, health sport and physical education, dietetics and coaching.

Our School provides world leading staff and state-of-the-art facilities which provide our students with a world-class education.

We take an interdisciplinary approach to research which is critical to allow effective translation of research outcomes for policy and practice. We pride ourselves on translating knowledge into action. 

Our research is diverse and focuses on addressing multi-dimensional questions related to how and why humans move and obtain nutrition. We focus on areas critical to health and disease prevention across the lifespan - including exercise, physical activity and health, dietetics and nutrition, sensorimotor neuroscience, sport, physical and health education. 

We consolidate the majority of our research programs into four research Centres, which collectively encapsulate the breadth of academic enquiry pursued by our researchers. 

Fast facts 

  • On the 1 January 2015 the School of Human Movement Studies changed its name to the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences  in recognition of the rising prominence of the dietetics programs and human nutrition research activities conducted within the School

  • Established in 1941 as the Department of Physical Education - first institution in Qld to provide teacher training in the specialty area of Physical Education 

  • Human Movement and Sports Sciences research area ranked well above world standard (2015 Excellence in Research for Australia exercise (ERA))

  • Research income - over $2 million per annum from Australian and international sources

  • Over 100 staff including a distinguished group of scholars, active researchers and highly experienced academics

  • Four research centres focused on exercise, physical activity and health, sensorimotor neuroscience, sport and physical and health education, and dietetics research

  • Top national and international accolades for teaching and researchGlobal engagement through major research and funding partners

  • Attracts more competitive commonwealth funding than equivalent schools and departments in Australia

  • Continued significant investment in new infrastructure, providing state-of-the art facilities including purpose-built laboratories

  • Collaborative links with over 150 local, national and international institutions

  • Runs several successful service clinics and programs that provide an important service to the community and student learning

  • Strong, long-term partnerships with industry, professional not-for-profit and government partners, including the Heart Foundation of Australia and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). 

Educational Programs

The School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences provides a suite of innovative, research led undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Undergraduate programs

Postgraduate Coursework programs

Postgraduate Research Higher Degrees

Research Centres