Exercise Science Masters Core (16-17 credits)
- CEP 532 - Introduction to Statistical Methods in Applied Research Credits: 3
- CHB 550 - Public Health & Population Well-being Credits: 3
- ES 502 - Neuromuscular and Metabolic Responses to Exercise Credits: 3
- ES 503 - Cardiopulmonary Responses to Exercise Credits: 3
- ES 539 - Seminar Credits: 2
- NTR 505 - Exercise Nutrition Credits: 2
- CEP 532 - Introduction to Statistical Methods in Applied Research Credits: 3 OR
- STA 527LEC Statistical Analysis I Credits: 3 AND
- STA 527REC Statistical Analysis I Credits: 1
Exercise Science Electives (13-17 credits)
Any 500, 600, or 700 level ES, NTR, PGY, PT, OT, or NUR courses except: ES 532 (Stats), ES 539 (research seminar), ES 589 (Directed Readings), ES 597 (thesis guidance), ES 599 (Independent study).
Culminating Experience (3-6 credits)
- Exam option: ES 592 Practicum Credits: 3
- Project option: ES 596 Individual Guidance Project Credits: 4
- Thesis option: ES 597 Thesis Credits: 6
Students must maintain an overall undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.000 to be eligible for admission to the graduate portion of the program. Students must maintain ≥ 3.000 overall graduate GPA and achieve grades of B- or higher in all graduate courses. Students that do not maintain a 3.000 minimum graduate GPA will not be allowed to continue in the combined program but may continue in the BS program in any of the four concentrations.
A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.
The BS/MS in Exercise Science prepares graduates for entry-level and managerial positions in the areas of fitness, health and wellness, sport performance, strength and conditioning, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. Students apply the scientific principles of exercise conditioning to design exercise programs to enhance the well-being of individuals.
Skills gained in this program include managing, organizing and meeting deadlines, analyzing, critical thinking, teaching, interpreting, communicating, persuading/influencing, coordinating, planning, problem solving, and coaching.
Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of essential principles and vocabulary of exercise science.
- Apply scientific knowledge to improve human health, fitness and performance.
- Demonstrate entry-level skills as an exercise science practitioner.
- Demonstrate professionalism and commitment to evidence-based practice and prudent decision-making skills.
- Display competence in oral, written and digital communication skills.
- Demonstrate effective team work and interpersonal skills in working with clients, supervisors and professional colleagues.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills to a variety of scenarios relevant to practice as an exercise science professional.