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Exercise Science-PreHealth Professions Concentration/Nutrition MS - Program Requirements

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

Completing the Exercise Science-PreHealth Professions Concentration/Nutrition MS Program

Academic Requirements

Students must select the Pre-Health 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.

All undergraduate majors include at least 24-credit hours at the upper division (at least 300-level).

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.

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.

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
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 342 Neuroscience I
ES 344 Neuroanatomy 1
ES 380 Exercise Physiology
ES 381 Exercise Physiology Lab
ES 410 Exercise Assessment and Prescription
ES 442 Career Readiness in Exercise Science
PAS 407 Gross Human Anatomy or APY 345/346 Primate Anatomy
SOC 322 Medical Sociology
BIO 305 OR BCH 403 OR MT 401

9 Credits Exercise Science approved undergraduate electives (at least 6 credits from ES, NTR or PUB)

Nutrition MS Requirements:

NTR 500 Nutrient Metabolism in Health
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 or NTR 676 Selected Readings (2 credits) or NTR 680 Research**
STA 527 or equivalent
CHB 550 Public Health and Population Wellbeing
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:

  • BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
  • BIO 201 Cell Biology
  • ES 208 Human Form and Function  I
  • ES 230 Social Ecological Perspectives on Physical Activity & Exercise
  • ES 254 CPR and First Aid
  • ES 256 Principles of Coaching
  • ES 300 Theory of Athletic Injury
  • ES 330 Lifespan Physiology
  • ES 340 Physical Activity for Special Cases
  • ES 353 Technology in Sport
  • ES 370 Biomechanics
  • ES 373 Strength & Conditioning I
  • ES 428 Health Promotion, Prevention and Wellness
  • ES 435 Health Coaching & Behavior Modification
  • ES 460 Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • ES 461/NTR 461 Special Topics
  • ES 464 Special Topics
  • ES 472 Environmental Physiology
  • Es 473 Strength & Conditioning II
  • ES 496 Practicum (1-3 credits)
  • ES 497 Honors Thesis
  • ES 499/NTR 499 Independent Study (1-4 credits)
  • MIC 301 Microbiology for Applied Health Professionals
  • MTH 122 Calculus 2
  • MTH 142 College Calculus 2
  • NTR 301 Dietary Assessment
  • NTR 401 Nutrition and Health
  • NTR 402 Nutrition in the Life Cycle
  • 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
  • PUB 210 Global Public Health
  • PUB 220 Behavioral & Social Influences on Health
  • PUB 340 Intro to Epidemiology
  • PUB 422 Public Health Ethics
  • STA 427 Intro to Medical Stats

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)112
Credits Required for Major (Graduate)  36
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 13
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 148

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 04, 2022 10:21:05