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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 select the Pre-PT concentration. Students must maintain an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.000 to be eligible for admission to the graduate portion of the program. Students are required to maintain an overall GPA of 3.000 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 3.000 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

CHE 101 General Chemistry I LEC and CHE 113 General Chemistry I LAB
CHE 102 General Chemistry II LEC and CHE 114 General Chemistry II LAB
ES 200 Introduction to Exercise Science
ES 207 Human Form and Function OR APY 345 Comparative Primate Anatomy and APY 346 Dissections in Comparative Primate Anatomy
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 102 College Physics II
PHY 151 College Physics I Lab
PHY 152 College Physics II Lab
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
PUB 101 Intro to Public Health
STA 119 Statistical Methods

Required Courses

Required Courses for the Major:

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 (Note: This course has been discontinued and will be waived.)
ES 342 Neuroscience I
ES 370 Biomechanics
ES 380 Exercise Physiology
ES 381 Exercise Physiology Lab
ES 410 Exercise Assessment and Prescription
ES 496 Practicum (3 credit hours)
NTR 301 Dietary Assessment
NTR 402 Lifecycle Nutrition
PAS 407 Gross Human Anatomy
One biochemistry course from the following list:

  • BCH 403 Biochemical Principles
  • BIO 305 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry
  • MT 401 Clinical Biochemistry

Exercise Science approved undergraduate electives (6 credits)

Nutrition MS Requirements:

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**
STA 527 or equivalent
500/600-level electives (total number of credits varies depending on track)

*NTR 600 Required for students taking Comp Exam or Project Option.  NOT required for students in the Thesis track.

** NTR 680 is required for Thesis track only.

Approved undergraduate electives:

*Students can only use one Biochemistry course towards their elective requirement.

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 3.200 for “with distinction”; 3.500 for “with high distinction”; and 3.750 for “with highest distinction.”

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours for the Exercise Science BS/Nutrition MS degrees
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: Oct 27, 2021 13:45:40