Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

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. Incoming students are designated as ES majors and begin the prerequisite sequence of courses as freshmen. Students can also enter the major 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 application in the spring semester of the year in which they plan to complete the prerequisite sequence. Please refer to the Exercise and Nutrition Sciences website for application deadlines. In order to advance to the professional sequence of courses, students need a minimum overall GPA of >2.0 and an ES prerequisite GPA of >2.5 (3.0 for students interested in the Pre-PT track). Promotion to professional sequence is competitive and is limited to 130 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. An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required to be eligible to advance to the graduate portion of the BS/MS program in Exercise Science/Nutrition or the BS/MPH program in Exercise Science/Epidemiology. Students can also be accepted into the BS/MS or BS/MPH program 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.

Retention Criteria
In order to remain in the Exercise Science Program and to meet the graduation requirements after being promoted to the professional sequence, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in required course work each semester (semester ES GPA), including the summer semester when ANA 407 is taken. A student must receive a C or better in ANA 407 or will be placed on probation. An "F" grade in ANA 407 will result in dismissal from the program. Any student who resigns from ANA 407 will have to reapply to the professional sequence. Failure to maintain a semester ES GPA of 2.0 will result in the student being placed on academic probation. Any student on probation who fails to achieve a semester ES GPA of 2.0 will be dismissed from the program. Any student who fails to maintain an ES major GPA of 2.0 for two consecutive semesters, regardless of semester GPA, will be dismissed from the program. Any course with an "F" grade must be repeated, except for ANA 407, in which failure will result in dismissal from the program. A student in the professional sequence of courses in the undergraduate ES program who is dismissed from the ES major for failing to meet requisite academic standards is not eligible for readmission into the major.

A semester ES GPA includes the required upper division coursework, including ES electives, taken during each semester. It does not include coursework taken that is not required by the ES major.

The ES major GPA includes all required ES coursework in the professional sequence and is a cumulative GPA starting the summer of Gross Anatomy (ANA 407). The student's HUB Academic Advisement Report includes the ES major GPA.

Exercise Science - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Four-Year Program
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.

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

Acceptance Information

Deadline: Refer to Exercise and Nutrition Sciences website for application deadline.
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.

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 9 credits of approved electives.

Prerequisite Courses

ES 207 Human Form & Function; 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 or MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management
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
PUB 101 Intro to Public Health

Note: Students who believe they may have equivalent coursework for ES 207 should speak with an advisor in the Office for Academic and Student Affairs (716.829.6769) to discuss their situation.

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 370 Biomechanics I
ES 380 Exercise Physiology
ES 402 Exercise Nutrition
ES 410 Exercise Assessment, Prescription, and Programming II
ES 429 Internship (12 credit hours)
ES 442 Applications in Exercise Science
ES 450 Professional Development
Electives (9 credit hours)

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major 107
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and remaining university requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of basic principles and vocabulary of exercise science and nutrition, and integrate that knowledge in classroom or laboratory problem solving situations that approximate professional practice
  • Demonstrate problem solving, professionalism, communication and personal interaction skills
  • Continue their education in other health profession programs or find entry-level employment in an exercise science related discipline

Electives and Course Groupings

Students must choose 9 credits of electives from the following:
BCH 403 Biochemical Principles**
BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
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 Lab I*
ES 428 Health Promotion, Prevention and Wellness
ES 435 Health Coaching & Behavior Modification
ES 472 Environmental Physiology
ES 496 Practicum (1-3 credits)
ES 497 Honors Thesis
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 237/SSC 237 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.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Exercise Science BS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

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

Acceptance Criteria

Honors or UB scholars can be accepted as freshmen into the BS/MS in Exercise Science and Nutrition. All students applying to the BS/MS program must complete the Promotion to Professional Sequence (PPS) application.

To convert to graduate student status, the student MUST apply online to UB's Graduate School for the graduate portion of the BS/MS program. The deadline to apply is by the first academic day in March of the student's third year. More information on the admissions process for the BS/MS program can be found on the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences website.

Please Note: The BS/MS program does not lead to registered dietitian (RD) licensure or allow you to practice as an RD.

Prerequisite Courses

ES 207 Human Form & Function 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 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management 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
PUB 101 Intro to Public Health
STA 119 Statistical Methods

Note: Students who believe they may have equivalent coursework for ES 207 should speak with an advisor in the Office for Academic and Student Affairs(716.829.6769) to discuss their situation

Students must apply and be accepted to the Professional Sequence before beginning upper division.

Required Courses

ANA 407 Gross Human Anatomy
CHE 203 Organic Chemistry
CHE 204 Organic Chemistry
ES 310 Exercise Assessment, Prescription, and Programming I
ES 340 Physical Activity for Special Cases
ES 341 Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature
ES 342 Neuroscience I
ES 370 Biomechanics
ES 380 Exercise Physiology
ES 410 Exercise Assessment, Prescription, and Programming II
ES 496 Practicum (3 credit hours)
NTR 301 Dietary Assessment
NTR 402 Lifecycle Nutrition
One biochemistry course (one of the following: BCH 403, BIO 205, MT 401)
Exercise Science undergraduate electives (6 credits)
NTR 500 Energy and Protein
NTR 501 Vitamins & Minerals
NTR 503 Nutrition and Health
NTR 505 Exercise Nutrition
NTR 600 Pathophysiology*
NTR 630 Seminar (2 credits)
NTR 675 Project in Nutrition
NTR 676 Selected Readings (2 credits)
NTR 680 Research
PGY 551 Human Physiology
PGY 552 Human Physiology
EEH 500 Introduction to Epidemiology in Public Health
STA 527 or equivalent
500/600-level electives (total number of credits varies depending on track)

*Required for students taking Comp Exam or Project Option. Not required for students in the Thesis track.

Combined Degree Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) 98
Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 36
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 151

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) 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

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Exercise Science and Nutrition BS/MS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in five years.

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 and choose the BS/MPH program. The GRE score is required at the time of application. Achievement at or above the 50th percentile on each section of the GRE is required. 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

ES 207 Human Form & Function 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 or MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management
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
PUB 101 Intro to Public Health
STA 119 Statistical Methods or PSY 207 Psychological Statistics

Note: Students who believe they may have equivalent coursework for ES 207 should speak with an advisor in the Office for Academic and Student Affairs (716.829.6769) to discuss their situation.

Students must apply and be accepted to the Professional Sequence before beginning upper division.

Required Courses

ANA 407 Gross Human Anatomy
ES 300 Athletic Injury
ES 310 Exercise Assessment, Prescription, and Programming I
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 370 Biomechanics
ES 380 Exercise Physiology
ES 402 Exercise Nutrition
ES 410 Exercise Assessment, Prescription, and Programing II
ES 442 Applications in Exercise Science
ES 496 Practicum (3 credits)
EEH 501 Principles of Epidemiology
EEH 502 Advanced Methods
EEH 505 Application of Biostatistics to Epidemiology I
EEH 506 Application of Biostatistics to Epidemiology II
EEH 507 Introduction to Health Care Organization
EEH 513 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
EEH 530 Administrative Theory and Practice
EEH 535 Biologic Basis of Public Health (can be waived)
EEH 544 MPH Field Training (3 credits)
EEH 549 Environmental Health
EEH 591 Departmental Seminar
EEH 630 Integrative Project
CHB 501 Study of Health Behaviors

Electives
6 credits of undergraduate level ES electives
9 credits of graduate level epidemiology electives

Combined Degree Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) 94
Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 48
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 159

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) 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

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Exercise Science and Epidemiology BS/MPH which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in five years.

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