Exercise Science : Overview

Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Contact Information

School of Public Health and Health Professions
210 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

Phone: 716.829.2941
Fax: 716.829.2428
Web Address: sphhp.buffalo.edu/ens
David R. Pendergast
Interim Chair


The undergraduate program in exercise science (ES) is designed to give students a strong knowledge base in physiological, anatomical, biomechanical, and nutritional aspects of human physical activity. Students can choose tracks in general ES, exercise nutrition or pre-physical therapy. The formal lecture/laboratory sequence of courses, coupled with a one-semester internship experience, prepares graduates for entry-level positions focusing on rehabilitation, prevention of injury and disease, community health and wellness or performance enhancement. Many students find employment as a direct result of the internship experience. The ES program is also the entry point for the doctoral program in physical therapy (DPT). Students interested in the DPT program are required to complete only the 1st year of the upper-level professional sequence in the ES program. The 4-yr ES program is also excellent preparation for entry into professional courses of study in other health professions, such as medicine, public health, chiropractic, or physician's assistant. Additionally, we offer five-year combined Bachelors/Masters programs in 2 areas; Exercise Science/Nutrition Science and Exercise Science/Public Health.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:08 EST