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Nutrition Science BS

(HEGIS: 04.24 , CIP: 30.1901 Nutrition Sciences)

Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

211 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8028

Dave Hostler

Heather Kearns
Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Why study Nutrition Science BS at UB?

The four-year curriculum includes the foundational sciences of chemistry, biochemistry, and biology as well as nutrition courses in human health and disease. The program provides flexibility in the final year to specialize in exercise science, sport nutrition, or public health. Students will be exposed to the interdisciplinary nature of the field of nutrition science. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the complex interactions between nutrition and human health and to promote health and wellness through optimal nutrition. Upon completion of the degree, students will have met the requirements to apply to a Future Education Model Graduate Program (FG) accredited by the Accreditation Council in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and continue on to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). They will also have the prerequisites for advanced study in a variety of health and health-related professions.

Learning Outcomes

The Nutrition Science BS will prepare students for a variety of career pathways, including dietetics, food science, and
for entry into health profession programs.

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will be able to:

  • Prepare students for careers or advanced degrees in nutrition, dietetics, public health, or
    health professions disciplines.
  • Teach students the role of nutrition in health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and
    the world.
  • Develop students’ analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills to foster an
    appreciation of current nutrition research and the need for evidence-based practice.
  • Provide a flexible degree program that is grounded in nutrition science, but allows students to
    customize their curriculum based on their interests, future educational goals, and career path.
  • Foster a sense of connection and engagement with the university, the school and the department
    that extends beyond graduation.
  • Promote a culture of inclusion, respect and collaboration by teaching students the impacts of
    economic, racial, ethnic, cultural, and global impacts of nutrition on health and well-being.

The Learning Environment

About Our Facilities

The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is located on the historic South campus of the University at Buffalo. The department houses three research laboratories, including the Nutrition and Health Research lab, Emergency Responder Human Performance Lab, and the Center for Research and Education in Special Environments. The nutrition faculty are active contributors to the Center for Ingestive Behavior Research, which brings together researchers from five departments across the university. Collectively, the educational and research facilities at UB provide an exceptional environment to support students' academic and career goals.

About Our Faculty

The department of Exercise and Nutrition Science includes 10 tenured/tenure track faculty members, 10 clinical faculty members, and 5 affiliated faculty members. Faculty research interests include environmental physiology, occupational health and safety, thermal stress, obesity, ingestive behavior, and neural control of energy balance. Over 150 classes a year are taught by ENS faculty with the support of teaching assistants and experience adjunct faculty who are experts in their discipline.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Exercise and Nutrition Science department website for additional information about our faculty.

Academic Advising

The Office for Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) is the centralized advisement unit in the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP). The office provides advisement services to undergraduate students in the school. The overarching mission of the Office for Academic and Student Affairs is to provide academic advising and retention efforts that strengthen and enhance the diversity of the student body.

Academic Advising Contact Information

To contact OASA, call 716-829-5000 or email OASA. The office is located in 104 Kimball Tower.

Undergraduate Student Services

Scholarships and Financial Support

Honoring the first dean of the School of Health Related Professions, the J. Warren Perry Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences or the Department of Rehabilitation Science. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of academic achievement and professional potential. Teaching Assistantships are available on a competitive basis to graduate students.

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Published: Feb 01, 2023 08:50:38