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Exercise Science BS/Nutrition MS - Program Requirements

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

Completing the Exercise Science BS/Nutrition MS Program

Academic Requirements

Students must maintain an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for admission to the graduate portion of the program. Students are required to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 in the graduate portion of the program and achieve a minimum grade of B- in all required graduate courses. Students that do not maintain a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 will not be allowed to continue in the combined BS/MS program but may continue in the BS degree program.

Academic Advice

Retention Criteria: Students who fail to meet the minimum academic requirements for the BS/MS program will not be allowed to continue in the combined program but have the option to continue in the BS in ES degree program. Refer to BS in Exercise Science program for academic requirements for the undergraduate program.

Transfer Credit Policy

All prerequisite coursework taken at other institutions must articulate to UB as equivalent courses. Courses that do not articulate to UB will not be allowed to be used towards requirements for the BS/MS program. Refer to TAURUS for information on courses at other schools that are equivalent to UB courses.

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 to discuss their situation.

Required Courses

PAS 407 Gross Human Anatomy
CHE 203 Organic Chemistry
CHE 204 Organic Chemistry
ES 310 Practical Applications in Exercise Science
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 and Prescription
ES 496 Practicum (3 credit hours)
NTR 301 Dietary Assessment
NTR 402 Lifecycle Nutrition
One biochemistry course (one of the following: BCH 403, BIO 305, 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.

Departmental Honors Requirements

The ENS department award of program distinction is based on the UB GPA for the program (major GPA). A minimum of 50% of credits for the major program must be completed at UB. The department requires a minimum of 3.20 for “with distinction”; 3.50 for “with high distinction”; and 3.75 for “with highest distinction.”

Total Credit Hours Required

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 for general education and remaining university requirements.

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

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Apr 12, 2019 12:35:37