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Exercise Science BS/Nutrition MS - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 08.35 PHYSICAL ED METHODOLOGY, CIP: 26.0908 Exercise Physiology)

Becoming an Exercise Science BS/Nutrition MS Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), SAT or ACT scores and strength of the high school academic record. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2018 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 25-30 and an average SAT score of 1190-1350. The average GPA ranged from 91-96.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

Incoming students are designated as ES majors and begin taking prerequisite courses as freshmen. Freshman students who enter the University as declared ES majors are directly admitted to the program.

Students can also be accepted into the BS/MS program as freshmen if they are accepted to the University Honors College and meet the requirements to remain in the program.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Students who transfer to UB from another institution will be directly admitted to the ES major.

Courses must be articulated to UB to be used towards required coursework for the major.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Current UB students will apply to the graduate portion of the BS/MS program in year three.

Students must apply online to UB's Graduate School for the graduate portion of the BS/MS program. The deadline to apply is March 15 of the student's third year. To be eligible, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 in the last 60 credits of undergraduate work and no prerequisite grades below C. An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required to be eligible for the graduate portion as of the fall semester, fourth year. GRE scores are required. More information on the admissions process for the BS/MS can be found on the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences website.

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

Suggested Introductory Courses

Students considering the ES major or already part of the major should take ES 200 Introduction to Exercise Science, PGY 300 Human Physiology, and ES 207 Human Form and Function as these courses provide an overview of the discipline and fundamental concepts in human anatomy and physiology that are essential for the major. Refer to the required prerequisite courses for additional courses that should be completed prior to taking upper level courses in the major.

 
Published: Jul 16, 2019 13:54:39