Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

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 the general ES program or pre-physical therapy. Nine credits of electives coupled with an internship experience enable students to concentrate in a particular area of interest. For more information visit our website.

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; however, many students choose to complete the BS in ES degree to enhance their professional knowledge and gain practical experience.

Acceptance Criteria - BS
Minimum overall GPA of 2.0.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite courses (48 credit hours).
Please note that students meeting minimums are not guaranteed seats in upper-division coursework. Seating in upper-division coursework is limited and competitive.

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: The last Friday of the second week of spring classes
Number of applicants for Promotion to Professional Sequence (2015): 166
Number promoted to Professional Sequence (2015): 130
Total number currently enrolled in Professional Sequence (junior/senior level courses): 192

The number of times a student can apply to be promoted to the professional sequences of courses in the undergraduate ES program is limited to 2.

Degree Requirements
Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

Some upper level lecture courses have 80-130 students while other lecture courses, laboratories, and recitations have 20-30 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

About Our Faculty

Please visit our department website for additional information about our faculty.

Last updated: November 22 2021 21:01:55