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Exercise Science BS - Applied Exercise Physiology Concentration - Program Requirements

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

Completing the Exercise Science BS - Applied Exercise Physiology Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

The minimum requirements to complete the Exercise Science degree are:

  • Completion of all general education and UB Curriculum requirements
  • Minimum overall UB GPA of 2.000
  • Minimum major GPA of 2.000

All ES students must maintain a 2.000 GPA in required course work each semester. All students will be monitored each semester to ensure that they are making satisfactory academic progress in the major. Failure to maintain a cumulative UB GPA or ES major GPA ≥ 2.000 will result in the student receiving warnings, mandatory advising, and required completion of an academic workshop. Students who fail to maintain a cumulative UB GPA or ES major GPA ≥ 2.000 for three consecutive semesters will be removed from the major. Academic reviews are conducted following Fall and Spring semesters only. Courses repeated during the winter and/or summer are not factored into the review. Students must pass all required courses with a D or higher. A student who has been dismissed is not eligible for readmission into the major.

The ES major GPA includes all required ES coursework in the major and is a cumulative GPA. The student's HUB Academic Advisement Report includes the ES major GPA.

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

Academic Advice

It is essential that students consult an academic advisor when making decisions related to their academic program. Students may contact an advisor from the Office for Academic and Student Affairs at (716) 829-5000 or email OASA.

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 satisfy requirements for the major. Refer to TAURUS for information on courses at other schools that are equivalent to UB courses.

Prerequisite Courses

BIO 129 Perspectives in Human Biology LEC and LAB OR BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology OR CHE 102 LEC General Chemistry II and CHE 114 LAB General Chemistry II
CHE 101 LEC General Chemistry I and CHE 113 LAB General Chemistry I OR CHE 121 Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

For example, students may take any of these options:

ES 200 Introduction to Exercise Science
ES 207 Human Form & Function
NTR 108 Human Nutrition
PHY 101 College Physics I
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
PUB 101 Intro to Public Health
STA 119 Statistical Methods

Required Courses

ES 208 Human Form and Function II
ES 300 Theory of Athletic Injury
ES 310 Practical Applications in Exercise Science
ES 340 Physical Activity for Special Cases
ES 370 Biomechanics
ES 373 Strength & Conditioning I
ES 380 Exercise Physiology
ES 381 Exercise Physiology Lab
ES 402 Exercise Nutrition*
ES 442 Career Readiness in Exercise Science
ES 450 Internship I
ES 451 Internship II (12 credits)
ES 460 Clinical Exercise Physiology
ES 473 Strength & Conditioning II
ES 496 Practicum (3 credits)*
NTR 109/NTR 110 Nutrition in Practice Lec and Lab
ULC 148 Precalculus Intermediate Algebra and Trigonometry
Electives (16 credits with at least 6 credits from ES, NTR, or PUB)

*If you plan to apply to the combined BS/MS in Athletic Training or BS/DPT, you will need to take these course in the Fall semester of your junior year.

Approved Electives for Applied Exercise Physiology concentration:

* Students can only use one Biochemistry course towards their electives.

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 required for the Exercise Science BS - Applied Exercise Physiology Concentration degree
Credits Required for Major 103
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 23
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 126

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.

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: Jan 25, 2023 07:58:57