Exercise Science : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS
Combined Degrees: BS/MS; BS/MPH

Acceptance Information

Acceptance into the program is a two-step process. Students are initially accepted into the prerequisite sequence of courses as freshmen and are designated as ES majors. Students can also enter the major at any time from other majors at UB or as undecided majors, provided they are on track to complete prerequisite courses. Students who transfer to UB from another institution for the purpose of completing prerequisite courses will be granted intended ES major status. The second step of the acceptance process requires that all students submit a Promotion to Professional Sequence form by the last academic day in January of the year in which they plan to complete the prerequisite sequence. In order to advance to the professional sequence of courses, students should have a minimum overall GPA of >2.0 and an ES prerequisite GPA of >2.5. Promotion to professional sequence is competitive and is limited to 120 students.

Note: Accepted AP courses will be counted in the ES prerequisite GPA as follows: 5=A, 4=B, 3=C.

To be eligible for the pre-PT track and the BS/MPH program, students must have a minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.0 and no grade in prerequisite courses below C. To be eligible for the BS/MS program in Exercise Science/Nutrition, students must have a GPA of 2.8 in the last 60 credits and no prerequisite grades below C. 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. Students can also be accepted into the BS/MS program in exercise and nutrition sciences as freshmen if they enter UB either in the honors or academic excellence programs and meet the requirements to remain in that program. These students will still be required to complete the Promotion to Professional Sequence Application.

Exercise Science - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

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

Pre-PT
Completion of general education requirements.
Minimum GPA of 3.0 in prerequisite courses.
Minimum grade of C in all prerequisite courses.

Advising Notes

Students are encouraged to see an academic advisor for more specific information regarding BS/MS, BS/MPH, and DPT programs.

Graduation Requirements for BS
Completion of all general education requirements.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in ES courses plus 6 credits of approved electives.

Prerequisite Courses

ANA 113/ES 113 Human Anatomy; OR APY 345 Comparative Primate Anatomy and APY 346 Dissections in Comparative Primate Anatomy
CHE 101 General Chemistry
CHE 102 General Chemistry
ES 200 Science of Human Movement
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I or MTH 141 College Calculus I
NTR 108 Human Nutrition
PGY 300 Human Physiology
PHY 101 College Physics I
PHY 151 College Physics I Lab
PHY 102 College Physics II
PHY 152 College Physics II Lab
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
STA 119 Statistical Methods

Required Courses

ANA 407 Gross Human Anatomy
ES 300 Theory of Athletic Injury I
ES 310 Exercise Assessment, Prescription, and Programming I
ES 330 Lifespan Physiology
ES 340 Physical Activity for Special Cases
ES 341 Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature
ES 342 Neuroscience I
ES 343 Neuroscience II
ES 370 Biomechanics I
ES 380 Exercise Physiology
ES 402 Exercise Nutrition
ES 410 Exercise Assessment, Prescription, and Programming II
ES 429 Internship (must be taken for a total of 12 credit hours)
ES 442 Applications in Exercise Science
ES 450 Professional Development
ES 468 Epidemiology and Public Health for Health Professions
Electives

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major...107

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

Four-Year Program
Note: Students are not required to follow this specific sequence. Sequencing of courses should be based on the student's strengths and individual preferences.

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 101; MTH 121 or MTH 141; PSY 101
Spring CHE 102, NTR 108, STA 119

SECOND YEAR
Fall ANA 113*, PHY 101/PHY 151
Spring PGY 300, PHY 102/PHY 152, ES 200

*Anatomy requirement can instead be satisfied by taking APY 345/APY 346 in the spring of the sophomore year.

SUMMER BEFORE THIRD YEAR
ANA 407

THIRD YEAR
(YEAR 1 OF EXERCISE SCIENCE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE PROGRAM)

Fall ES 300, ES 310, ES 342, ES 380, ES 341
Spring ES 330, ES 343, ES 370, ES 442, electives

FOURTH YEAR
Fall ES 340, ES 402, ES 410, ES 450, ES 468, electives
Spring ES 429 (must be taken for a total of 12 credit hours)

Electives and Course Groupings

Students must choose 6 credits of electives from the following:
BCH 403 Biochemical Principles**
BIO 201 Cell Biology
BIO 205/BIO 215 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry/Laboratory**
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry w/Lab or CHE 203 Organic Chemistry
CHE 202 Organic Chemistry w/Lab or CHE 204 Organic Chemistry
ES 344 Neuroanatomy I*
ES 345 Neuroanatomy II*
ES 428 Health Promotion, Prevention and Wellness
ES 496 Practicum (1-3 credits)
ES 475 Musculoskeletal Injury
ES 497 Honors Research
ES 499 Independent Study (1-4 credits)
MIC 301 Fundamentals of Microbiology
MT 401 Clinical Biochemistry**
NTR 301 Dietary Assessment
NTR 401 Nutrition and Health
NTR 402 Nutrition in the Life Cycle
OT 217 Medical Terminology
PGY 412 Applied Physiology
PGY 451 Human Physiology I
PGY 452 Human Physiology II
PHI 337/SSC 337 Social and Ethical Values in Medicine
PMY 302 Introduction to Pharmacology
PSY 322 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 325 Health Psychology
PSY 336 Developmental Psychology
PSY 351 Biopsychology
PSY 438 Sport and Exercise Psychology
* For students in Pre-DPT track only.
** Students can only use one Biochemistry course towards their electives.

Exercise Science And Nutrition - B.S./M.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Honors or UB scholars can be accepted as freshmen into the B.S./M.S. in Exercise and Nutrition Science but must complete the Promotion to Professional Sequence (PPS) application for the Exercise Science - Nutrition Concentration. Other students must apply to the BS/MS Program by using the Promotion to Professional Sequence (PPS) application for the Exercise Science - Nutrition Concentration.

To convert to graduate student status, the student MUST submit the supplemental on-line application at http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/ens/esnutrition/applying.php by the first academic day in March of their Third year.

Prerequisite Courses

ANA 113 OR ES 113 Human Anatomy; OR APY 345 Comparative Primate Anatomy and APY 346 Dissections in Comparative Primate Anatomy
CHE 101 General Chemistry
CHE 102 General Chemistry
ES 200 Science of Human Movement
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I or MTH 141 College Calculus I
NTR 108 Human Nutrition
PGY 300 Human Physiology
PHY 101 College Physics I
PHY 151 College Physics I Lab
PHY 102 College Physics II
PHY 152 College Physics II Lab
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
STA 119 Statistical Methods

Required Courses

ANA 407 Gross Human Anatomy
CHE 203 Organic Chemistry
CHE 204 Organic Chemistry
ES 310 Exercise Assessment and Prescription
ES 340 Physical Activity for Special Cases
ES 341 Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature
ES 342 Neuroscience I
ES 343 Neuroscience II
ES 370 Biomechanics
ES 380 Exercise Physiology
ES 410 Exercise Assessment & Prescription II
ES 496 Practicum
NTR 301 Dietary Assessment
NTR 402 Lifecycle Nutrition
One biochemistry course (one of the following: BCH 403, BIO 205, MT 401)
3 credits of Exercise Science undergraduate electives
NTR 500 Energy and Protein
NTR 501 Vitamins & Minerals
NTR 503 Nutrition and Health
NTR 505 Exercise Nutrition
NTR 600 Pathophysiology
NTR 630 Seminar (two semesters)
NTR 675 Project in Nutrition
NTR 676 Selected Readings
NTR 680 Research (2 credits)
PGY 551 Human Physiology
PGY 552 Human Physiology
One 500/600-level statistics course
9 credits of 500/600-level electives

Summary
Total required credit hours for undergraduate portion...96
Total required credit hours for BS/MS...132

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Refer to the Graduate School's Policies and Procedures Manual for requirements for master's degree candidates.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 101; MTH 121 or MTH 141; PSY 101
Spring CHE 102; STA 119; NTR 108

SECOND YEAR
Fall ANA 113*, PHY 101/PHY 151
Spring PGY 300, PHY 102/PHY 152, ES 200

*Anatomy requirement can also be satisfied by taking APY 345/APY 346 in the spring of the sophomore year.

SUMMER BEFORE THIRD YEAR
ANA 407

THIRD YEAR
Fall ES 310, ES 342, ES 380, ES 341, NTR 301, CHE 203
Spring ES 343, ES 370, CHE 204, NTR 402, ES electives (ES 442 recommended)

FOURTH YEAR
Fall ES 340, ES 410, NTR 503, NTR 505, ES elective
Spring NTR 600, ES 496, 500/600 level electives, one of the following: MT 401, BCH 403, BIO 205

FIFTH YEAR
Fall PGY 551, NTR 500, NTR 630, STA 527, 500/600 level electives
Spring PGY 552, NTR 501, NTR 630, NTR 675 or 676, 500/600 level electives

Exercise Science And Epidemiology - B.S./M.P.H.

Acceptance Criteria

Students will apply to the BS/MPH program at the time of application to the upper division in Exercise Science. The student MUST submit the Promotion to Professional Sequence online application by the last academic day in January and indicate their intent to enter the BS/MPH program. The GRE score is required at the time of application. The student must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and grades of C or better in all ES prerequisite courses except for the following courses in which a B grade must be achieved: PGY 300 Physiology, MTH 121 Calculus and STA 119 Statistics. Graduates will receive a BS in Exercise Science and MPH in Epidemiology.

Prerequisite Courses

ANA 113 OR ES 113 Human Anatomy; OR APY 345 Comparative Primate Anatomy and APY 346 Dissections in Comparative Primate Anatomy
CHE 101 General Chemistry
CHE 102 General Chemistry
ES 200 Science of Human Movement
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I or MTH 141 College Calculus I
NTR 108 Human Nutrition
PGY 300 Human Physiology
PHY 101 College Physics I
PHY 151 College Physics I Lab
PHY 102 College Physics II
PHY 152 College Physics II Lab
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
STA 119 Statistical Methods

Required Courses

ANA 407 Gross Human Anatomy
ES 300 Athletic Injury
ES 310 Exercise Assessment and Prescription
ES 330 Lifespan Physiology OR NTR 402 Lifecycle Nutrition
ES 340 Physical Activity for Special Cases
ES 341 Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature
ES 342 Neuroscience I
ES 343 Neuroscience II
ES 370 Biomechanics
ES 380 Exercise Physiology
ES 402 Exercise Nutrition
ES 410 Exercise Assessment & Prescription II
ES 442 Applications in Exercise Science
ES 496 Practicum
SPM 501 Principles of Epidemiology
SPM 502 Advanced Methods
SPM 506 Application of Statistics to Epidemiology
SPM 507/MGH 631/LAW 718 Introduction to Health Care Organization
SPM 533 Principles of Public Health
SPM 544 MPH Field Training
SPM 549 Environmental Health
SPM 590 Departmental Seminar
SPM 630 Integrative Project
STA 506 Intro Statistical Computing
STA 527 Introduction Medical Statistics

Electives
3 credits of ES electives
9 credits of epidemiology electives

Summary
Total required credit hours for undergraduate portion...92
Total required credit hours for BS/MPH...139

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements

Refer to the Graduate School's Policies and Procedures Manual for requirements for master's degree candidates.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 101; MTH 121 or MTH 141; PSY 101
Spring CHE 102; STA 119; NTR 108

SECOND YEAR
Fall ANA 113*, PHY 101/PHY 151
Spring PGY 300, PHY 102/PHY 152, ES 200

*Anatomy requirement can also be satisfied by taking APY 345/APY 346 in the spring of the sophomore year.

SUMMER BEFORE THIRD YEAR
ANA 407

THIRD YEAR
Fall ES 310, ES 342, ES 380, ES 341, ES 300
Spring ES 343, ES 370, ES 442, ES 330 or NTR 402, ES elective

FOURTH YEAR
Fall ES 340, ES 410, ES 402, SPM 501, STA 527
Spring ES 496, SPM 502, STA 506, SPM 533
Summer SPM 544 MPH Field Training

FIFTH YEAR
Fall SPM 507, SPM 527, SPM 630, SPM 590, epidemiology elective
Spring SPM 549, SPM 506, SPM 590, 2 epidemiology electives

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:08 EST