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Exercise Science-PreHealth Professions Concentration/Nutrition MS - Applying to the Program

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

Becoming an Exercise Science-PreHealth Professions Concentration/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), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

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 undergraduate program and select the Pre-health concentration.

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 and select the Pre-Health concentration.

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 2.800 in the last 60 credits of undergraduate work and no prerequisite grades below C. An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.000 is required to be eligible for the graduate portion as of the fall semester, fourth year. GRE scores are required.

This combined degree program does NOT allow students to be eligible to become a Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN). Students seeking the RDN credential will need to complete the prerequisites for the Clinical Nutrition MS. The Nutrition Science BS is a good option for students seeking the RDN credential as it allows students to complete the prerequisites as part of the undergraduate degree. Please speak with your academic advisor for assistance.

Suggested Introductory Courses

Students considering the ES major should consider taking 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.

Published: Jan 25, 2023 07:58:58