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Exercise Science BS - Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration - Program Requirements

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

Completing the Exercise Science BS - Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

The minimum requirements to complete the Exercise Science degree are:

  1. Completion of all general education and UB curriculum requirements
  2. Minimum overall and UB GPA of 2.000
  3. 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 academic warnings, mandatory advising, and required completion of an academic workshop. Students who fail to maintain a cumulative UB 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).

Undergraduate students who plan to apply to the DPT program should refer to the DPT Admissions website for details and consult with their academic advisor.

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

CHE 101 LEC General Chemistry and CHE 113 LAB General Chemistry
CHE 102 LEC General Chemistry and CHE 114 LAB General Chemistry
ES 200 Introduction to Exercise Science
ES 207 Human Form & 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

ES 300 Theory of Athletic Injury I
ES 310 Practical Applications in Exercise Science
ES 340 Physical Activity for Special Cases
ES 342 Neuroscience I
ES 344 Neuroanatomy I
ES 370 Biomechanics I
ES 380 Exercise Physiology
ES 381 Exercise Physiology Lab
ES 402 Exercise Nutrition*
ES 410 Exercise Assessment and Prescription
ES 451 Internship II (12 credit hours)
ES 442 Career Readiness in Exercise Sciences
ES 450 Internship I
PAS 407 Gross Human Anatomy
Electives (9 credit hours)**

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

**Students who plan to apply to the combined BS/DPT program will need to complete ES 496 (3 credits) by the end of their junior year. These courses will satisfy elective requirements.

Approved Electives for Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration:

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

** Students who plan to apply to the combined BS/DPT program will need to complete ES 496 (3 credits) by the end of their junior year.

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 - Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration degree
Credits Required for Major 106
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: Nov 28, 2022 13:03:25