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Exercise Science BS/MPH - Program Requirements

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

Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

211 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8028

Dave Hostler
Chair

Heather Kearns
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Completing the Exercise Science BS/MPH Program

Academic Requirements

Students in the BS/MPH program are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 while in the undergraduate portion of the program. 

Students that do not maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 will not be allowed to continue in the combined BS/MPH program but may continue in the BS degree program.

All students in the BS/MPH program will be required to receive a grade of "B" or better in the following required graduate public health and epidemiology classes to continue in the program:

  • CHB 501 Study of Health Behavior
  • EEH 501 Epidemiology Principles
  • EEH 502 Advanced Methodology
  • EEH 505 Application of Biostatistics to Epidemiology I
  • EEH 506 Application of Biostatistics to Epidemiology II
  • EEH 530 Introduction to Health Care Organization
  • EEH 550 Environmental Health
  • EEH 573 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
  • STA 527 Introduction to Biostatistics I

Academic Advice

To be eligible for the BS/MPH program, students must have a minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.0 and no grade in prerequisite courses below C (refer to above section on Applying to the Program). Students may be accepted into the BS/MPH program as freshmen if they enter UB  in the University Honors Program and meet the requirements to remain in that program.

Retention Criteria: Students who fail to meet the minimum academic requirements for the BS/MPH 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 the BS in Exercise Science concentrations 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 count towards the requirements for the BS/MPH Program.  Refer to TAURUS for information on courses at other schools that are equivalent to UB courses.

Residency Requirement

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 w/ CHE 113 Lab
CHE 102 General Chemistry w/ CHE 114 Lab
ES 200 Science of Human Movement
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I or MTH 141 College Calculus I or MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management
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
STA 119 Statistical Methods
PUB 101 Intro to Public Health

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.

To enroll in MTH 121, 131, and/or 141, all students complete ULC 147 and/or ULC 148 as appropriate and/or achieve the required ALEKS score. If a student is receiving TAP or Excelsior awards please note that ULC 147 or 148 will count for elective credit up to the number of credits each student still has available in their degree program.

Required Courses

Practical Applications in Exercise Science
ES 330 Lifespan Physiology OR NTR 402 Lifecycle Nutrition
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 402 Exercise Nutrition
ES 410 Exercise Assessment and Prescription
ES 442 Intro to Ex Sci Lab Techniques
ES 496 Practicum (3 credits
EEH 501 Epidemiology Principles (4 credits)
EEH 502 Advanced Methodology (3 credits)
EEH 505 LAB Application of Biostatistics to Epidemiology I (1 credit-This is a LAB course only)
EEH 506 Application of Biostatistics to Epidemiology II (4 credits)
EEH 530 Health care Organization (3 credits)
EEH 544 Field Training (4 credits)
EEH 550 Environmental Health (3 credits)
EEH 573 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3 credits)
EEH 590 Contemporary Issues in Public Health (1 credit x3-student must take for 3 semesters)
EEH 630 Integrative Project (3 credits)
CHB 501 Study of Health Behaviors (3 credits)
STA 527LEC Intro to Biostatistics (3 credits)

Students must also participate in one Interprofessional Forum at some point during their MPH program. Forum participation requires 2.5 hours and is non-credit-bearing. Forums are offered at least one time per semester

Electives

6 credits of undergraduate level ES electives
9 credits of graduate level epidemiology 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 3.20 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)94
Credits Required for Major (Graduate)46
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum  17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 157


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: Mar 25, 2019 16:07:36