Exercise Science : About The Program

About Our Degrees

The undergraduate program in Exercise Science (ES) is designed to give students a strong knowledge base in physiological, biomechanical, and nutritional aspects of human physical activity. Students can choose a general ES program or specialize in exercise nutrition or pre-physical therapy. Six credits of electives coupled with an internship experience enable students to concentrate in a particular area of interest. For more information visit our Web site.

The formal lecture/laboratory sequence of courses in the four-year program, coupled with a one-semester internship experience, prepares graduates for entry-level positions focusing on rehabilitation, prevention of injury and disease, and/or performance enhancement. The ES program is also the entry point for the doctorate in physical therapy (DPT). Students can apply to the DPT program in the first year of the upper division of the ES program.

Acceptance Criteria - BS

Minimum overall GPA of 2.0.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite courses (44-46 credit hours).

Acceptance Criteria - BS/MS, BS/MPH, and Pre-PT

Completion of general education requirements.

Pre-PT and BS/MPH: Minimum GPA of 3.0 in prerequisite courses.
BS/MS: Minimum GPA of 2.8 in the last 60 credits. To continue in the MS portion, students must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 as of the beginning of the fall semester, Fourth year.

Acceptance Information

Deadline: January 31
Number of applicants for Promotion to Professional Sequence (2011): 160
Number promoted to Professional Sequence (2011): 120
Total number currently enrolled in Professional Sequence (junior/senior level courses): 195

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

Certain upper level lecture courses may have 100-200 students while other lecture courses, laboratories, and recitations have 80-90 students.

For course descriptions, please see Courses.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Independent Study and Internships

Practicums and independent studies are highly recommended and internships are required. Independent studies, practicums, and internships enable students to concentrate in a specific area of interest and to gain valuable work experience. Many students find employment as a direct result of the internship experience.

Extracurricular Activities

The Exercise Science Club - for information, contact the department (716-829-2941).

See the UB Student Association.

Complementary Programs and Courses

Links to Further Information About this Program

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:08 EST