Our Alumni

Jessica Nyrop, BS/MS '06

With many interests, Jessica Nyrop began her education at UB leaning towards a major in architecture but open to other possibilities.

“The background UB provided me in exercise science and nutrition allowed me to recognize the importance and enjoyment in improving people’s lives through health.”
Jessica Nyrop, BS/MS '06
Assistant Director, UB Recreation & Intramural Services

After her first semester, she realized her passion for exercise, physical health and nutrition could translate into a meaningful career. “In pursuing a degree in both exercise and nutrition, I could influence and improve the lives of others,” she said.

After graduating from the combined BS/MS program, Nyrop began working at UB as an adjunct instructor for nutrition and as assistant director for group fitness with the recreational department. In that role, she taught classes and organized scheduling, program development and safety.

Today, she is assistant director of instruction for UB’s Recreation & Intramural Services, where she teaches, schedules classes and advises students.

Helping Others

“The background UB provided me in exercise science and nutrition allowed me to recognize the importance and enjoyment in improving people’s lives through health,” she said. “With this knowledge, I recently finished a degree in chiropractic and am excited to educate and treat patients to improve the quality of their lives.”