2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Exercise Science (ES)

Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

211 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8028
Dave Hostler
Chair
Heather Kearns
Director of Undergraduate Studies

The Learning Environment

Students will take a series of courses related to human anatomy and physiology; exercise assessment, prescription and programming; exercise physiology and nutrition. Class size varies in undergraduate courses with lab and recitation sections kept to a maximum of 26 students per section. Labs allow students to practice skills such as ECG interpretation, vital sign monitoring, health risk appraisal, fitness assessment, exercise testing and prescription, and exercise instruction. Students are encouraged to work with faculty on independent study projects. Students also complete practicums and internships to gain hands-on experience in exercise science and nutrition.

About Our Facilities

Students will complete lab-based coursework in the Exercise Physiology lab designed to enhance the teaching and training of the clinical and applied aspects of exercise physiology. The lab is located in Diefendorf Annex and serves to prepare students for national certifications in exercise assessment, prescription and programming. Students have opportunities to work with faculty in department laboratories including the Emergency Responder Human Performance lab, Center for Research and Education in Special Environments (CRESE), the Nutrition and Health Research lab, and the Center for Health Research. CRESE is one of the only research centers in the world that allows scientists to study extreme environments. The full CRESE team includes scientists from three schools: Public Health and Health Professions, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

About Our Faculty

The department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences includes 12 tenured/tenure track faculty members, 5 clinical faculty members, and 7 affiliated faculty members. Faculty research interests include: environmental physiology; emergency responder health and safety; temperature regulation; obesity; food motivation; phytosterols; and caffeine use. Over 130 classes a year are taught by ENS faculty with the support of seven teaching assistants. Undergraduate courses are primarily taught by full-time faculty members with specializations in nutrition and exercise physiology.

Faculty List Directory

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

ES Courses


  • ES 101LEC Taping Wrapping Techniques
    Lecture

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • ES 102LEC Fundamentals of Wellness
    Lecture

    The purpose of this class is to provide undergraduate students with information, theories, and practices, which support individual wellness and health promotion in the college community. The class utilizes an interactive learning environment that addresses key wellness issues, including: building healthy relationships, suicide prevention, nutrition and physical activity, alcohol and other drug use, sexual health, violence and sexual assault prevention, and media literacy.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • ES 191LLB Group Fitness Instructor Training
    Lecture

    This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification exam and become effective group fitness instructors. Through this course a student will learn basic human anatomy and exercise physiology specific to group fitness instruction, principles of class preparation, class formatting, group exercise program design, how to teach group exercise classes, emergency procedures in a group fitness setting, and the business of group fitness. This class will also teach and train students through a 7-week group fitness shadowing and practicum. This course is the same as REC 191 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • ES 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • ES 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • ES 200LEC Introduction to Exercise Science
    Lecture

    Introduces students to a variety of topics related to the discipline and provides students with an overview of career pathways and professional development. Introduces the biological and physical bases of exercise responses and adaptations to chronic physical activity in humans. Emphasizes the integrated exercise responses of the body systems. Examination of appropriate exercise principles and concepts is accompanied by critical examination of misconceptions, fads, and myths that pervade exercise and fitness activities. Recommended for students in their freshman or sophomore year.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • ES 201LEC Padding Bracing Techniques
    Lecture

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • ES 207LLB Human Form and Function
    Lecture

    This course introduces basic concepts and content related to human form and function, with specific attention to preparation of students majoring in exercise science and occupational therapy. The course serves as a prerequisite to the human dissection course required for those majors, focuses on basic anatomical terminology and concepts, and emphasizes a systems approach to gross anatomy. The course is offered online except for exams. Quantity of material and expectation for mastery is the same as for similar seated courses.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ES 210LD Behavior Driven Disease: A Global Epidemic
    Lecture

    This study abroad course in Jamaica will allow students to explore how lifestyle choices are linked to obesity and overweight from 2 different perspectives the United States and Jamaica. Students will attend classroom sessions before departure to learn how cultural evolution in the U.S. has created an environment of abundance and comfort, leading to widespread over consumption of food and physical inactivity. In Jamaica, participants will interact with faculty and students in health-related disciplines at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, will explore markets and farms in the area to determine the availability and cost of fresh food, and will visit various restaurants and assess nutritional value of the served food. Through observation, immersion and survey, students will explore daily physical activity patterns among individuals in different settings - city, village/town, and rural - to make comparisons and analyze data. Students will also engage and interact with obesity practitioners and patients during visits to community health centers and clinics. This course is the same as PUB 211 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Winter
  • ES 300LEC Theory of Athletic Injury I
    Lecture

    Studies the theory and principles of athletic injury as associated with human performance. Emphasizes the application of scientific principles of human growth and development, physical conditioning, injury prevention, and emergency care, and the understanding of rehabilitative procedures.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ES 200, ES 207, and PGY 300.
  • ES 310LLR Practical Applications in Exercise Science
    Lecture

    Examines the theoretical and practical aspects of exercise testing, body composition, fitness evaluation, and clients interviews and education. There is a fee associated with this class.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ES 207 and ES 380
  • ES 330LEC Lifespan Physiology
    Lecture

    Focuses on motor development, neural control of movement, learning, and memory throughout the life span, with special reference to pediatrics and geriatrics.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ES 207 and ES 380
  • ES 331LEC Intro Emergency Athl Care
    Lecture

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • ES 340LEC Physical Activity for Special Cases
    Lecture

    Analyzes exercise responses, testing and prescription, and adaptation to chronic physical activity in special populations, including cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, work hardening, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, pregnancy, and others.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ES 310.
  • ES 341LD Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature
    Lecture

    Introduces the principles of critical analysis of scientific literature. Students will learn to access, interpret, and analyze research and review articles and information in oral presentations pertinent to their respective fields.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: STA 119, ES 207 and ES 200
  • ES 342LEC Neuroscience I
    Lecture

    Covers fundamental neurophysiology and clinical neuroanatomy of sensory systems. This course is the same as OT 342 and PT 342, and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ES 200, ES 207 and PGY 300
  • ES 344LEC Neuroanatomy I
    Lecture

    Exposes the student to the anatomical structures associated with neurophysiological concepts discussed in ES 342 and ES 343.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ES 207
  • ES 370LLB Biomechanics I
    Lecture

    Introduces the mechanical, neuromuscular, and anatomical bases of human movement. Analyzes quantitative and qualitative biomechanical analyses of multisegment motion from the perspective of joint and muscle mechanics, kinematics, and kinetics.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ES 207, PHY 101, and (MTH 121, 131, or 141)
  • ES 371LEC Functional Anatomy
    Lecture

    This course examines the anatomical structures and mechanical aspects of human movement. Basic neuromuscular and biomechanical principles are introduced. Emphasis is placed on understanding the functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal and articular systems; the course will culminate in students utilizing knowledge of these systems to evaluate posture, locomotion, and complex motion. Laboratory exercises concentrate on the role of muscle and joint action during basic movements. Students will be required to apply their knowledge of anatomy towards understanding individual joint function as well as the integrated function of several joints during complex activities such as normal human locomotion.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Other Requisites: Seats Reserved for Exercise Science BS Majors
  • ES 373LLB Strength & Conditioning I
    Lecture

    This course requires students to apply content from anatomy, physiology, and exercise physiology with high-level concepts of human physical fitness development. This course examines the methods and techniques associated with the design of strength and conditioning programs to enhance human performance in sport and fitness. Emphasis will be placed on proper form and utilization of various workout designs to complement larger training goals. Students will gain experience in the theoretical and practical aspects of designing individual and group workout sessions, periodization, and programming to enhance progression. Students will be expected to perform and coach a wide array of basic and advanced exercises and program those exercises to meet the needs of a variety of hypothetical clients.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ES 200 and ES 207; Co-Req: ES 380.
  • ES 374TUT Ath Train Practicum 1
    Tutorial

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • ES 380LEC Exercise Physiology
    Lecture

    Analyzes physiologic responses and adaptations of the various body systems and structures to acute and chronic physical activity and to environmental stress. Emphasizes cellular mechanisms that underlie these responses.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ES 200, ES 207, and PGY 300.
  • ES 400LLB Theory of Athletic Injury2
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Prerequisites: ES 101
  • ES 402LEC Exercise Nutrition
    Lecture

    Examines nutrition for athletes, energy systems for different activities, weight control, ergogenic aids, osteoporosis, and selected health problems among athletes related to nutritional deficiencies.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: NTR 108
    Corequisites: ES 380
  • ES 410LLB Exercise Assessment and Prescription
    Lecture

    Examines assessments of muscle strength and power, using whole body and specific measures. Covers exercise prescription and programming for athletic performance.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ES 207 and ES 380
  • ES 428LEC Health Promotion, Prevention & Wellness
    Lecture

    Examines health promotion from a public health perspective, a community and corporate perspective, and in terms of individual behavior change.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • ES 429LAB Internship
    Laboratory

    Conducted in settings conducive to the development/refinement of skills and abilities related to a professional role, under the guidance of an approved field supervisor and/or university personnel.

    Credits: 1 - 12
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: All coursework required for your program and track must be completed before you can register for ES 429
  • ES 435LEC Health Coaching and Behavior Modification Strategies
    Lecture

    This course will examine the behavior modification strategies that health and fitness professionals can use to help their clients improve their health, with emphasis on physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco cessation. Students will learn about health behavior theory and positive psychology as it relates to guiding and supporting individuals to make sustainable lifestyle changes leading to improved health outcomes. Topics discussed will include motivational interviewing, goal setting, dealing with barriers, decisional balance, active listening, values-based coaching, guided imagery and reframing. Students will gain practical experience by working with peers and individuals outside the classroom setting.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Prerequisites: PSY 101
  • ES 440LEC Health Promotion for Special Populations
    Lecture

    This course explores the principles of health promotion applied to a diverse and changing culture and society. Health promotion requires cultural competence and attention to the various aspects that influence health, including race/ethnicity, culture, gender, life stage, socioeconomic status, geographic region, sexual orientation, and disability. A wide variety of factors will be discussed as they relate to the development of health promotion strategies that serve the needs of diverse cultures.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ES 428 or ES 435.
  • ES 442LEC Introduction to Exercise Science Lab Techniques
    Lecture

    Develops basic competencies necessary for the evaluation and assessment of needs, interests, and performance in comprehensive health-related fitness programming in compliance with American College of Sports Medicine guidelines. Provides skills training in the administration and interpretation of standard testing/assessment protocols in both on and off-campus laboratory settings.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ES 200, ES 207, and PGY 300.
  • ES 445LEC Neuroanatomy 2: Case Studies in Abnormal Neuroanatomy
    Lecture

    This 1 credit course will complement and enhance material students have learned in Neuroanatomy I (ES/OT 344) and provide a real life context to anatomy. The course will use a variety of formats (books, movies, documentaries, popular TV shows) to explore the underlying anomalies in neurological cases. A thorough review of normal neuroanatomy and function will lead to a discussion of how these are disrupted in the particular case. Case studies will be selected to cover a broad range of neurological systems. By integrating illnesses/injures concurrent to learning the physiology/anatomy, students will not only gain an appreciation and understanding of normal neurological function, but more importantly, an appreciation of the resiliency and adaptability of the neurological system and of the human spirit. This class is a valuable complement to the ES/OT 342 Neuroscience I lecture course. This course is an elective for students in the ES, OT, and DPT programs. This course can also be taken for graduate credit. Students in the Biomedical Sciences or Psychology programs are welcome to register.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Winter
    Prerequisites: ES 344 or Permission of Instructor
  • ES 450LEC Professional Development
    Lecture

    Facilitates transition from student to intern to entry level professional. Addresses securing an internship, professional development, and searching for employment.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: All coursework required for your program and track must be completed before you can register for ES 450.
  • ES 460LEC Clinical Exercise Physiology
    Lecture

    This course is designed to provide students with an overview of pathophysiology, diagnosis, exercise prescription, and rehabilitation of the most prevalent chronic diseases. The primary emphasis will be on cardiac, pulmonary, and vascular diseases, but will include an introduction to other special populations. A specific focus will be on modalities used in cardiac, pulmonary, and vascular rehabilitation.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ES 380.
  • ES 461LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • ES 464LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • ES 468LEC Epidemiology and Public Health for Health Professionals
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ANA 407
    Other Requisites: ES 468
  • ES 472LEC Environmental Physiology
    Lecture

    This course provides an advanced understanding of human capacity to operate in, and adapt to, difficult environments including heat, cold, microgravity, altitude, and depth.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: PGY 300
  • ES 473LLB Strength & Conditioning II
    Lecture

    This course requires students to apply content from anatomy, physiology, and exercise physiology with high-level concepts of human physical fitness development. This course examines the methods and techniques associated with the design of strength and conditioning programs to enhance human performance in sport and fitness. Emphasis will be placed on proper form and utilization of various workout designs to complement larger training goals. Students will gain experience in the theoretical and practical aspects of designing individual and group workout sessions, periodization, and programming to enhance progression. Students will be expected to perform and coach a wide array of basic and advanced exercises and program those exercises to meet the needs of a variety of hypothetical clients.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ES 200, ES 207, ES 380, and ES 373.
  • ES 474TUT Athl Train Practicum 2
    Tutorial

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • ES 475LEC Musculaskeletal Injury
    Lecture

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ANA 407 and ES 370
    Other Requisites: ES 475
  • ES 495TUT Undergraduate Supervised Teaching
    Tutorial

    Outstanding undergraduate students can enrich their education and gain personal recognition through participation in a supervised teaching experience with an Exercise and Nutrition Sciences faculty member. In concert with the faculty member, student teachers will have an opportunity to develop their leadership, management, teaching, technology, and presentation skills in a course previously completed. Undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) positions for ES 207 and ES 200 are available for students who meet the qualifications, including junior standing, a minimum GPA of 3.0, a minimum ES GPA of 3.0, and a minimum of A- in the course.

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • ES 496LAB Practicum
    Laboratory

    Provides an opportunity for the student to gain some practical experience in a field setting. Sites are selected based on the student's career expectations. Arrangements must be made in conjunction with the clinical advisors on faculty.

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: ES 200 and 207 and PGY 300 and NTR 108; Junior or Senior academic level.
  • ES 497TUT Honors Thesis
    Tutorial

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • ES 498TUT Undergraduate Research
    Tutorial

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • ES 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Offers the student a unique educational experience not covered by existing formal courses. This may include library research, laboratory projects, learning new techniques, or participating in ongoing projects.

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

211 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8028
Dave Hostler
Chair
Heather Kearns
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Published: October 05, 2018 09:47:31 AM