Recommended Course Sequence

In the first two years of the program, you’ll complete the prerequisite courses just as you would with the bachelor’s degree program. Prerequisite courses cover nutrition, psychology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, anatomy and human physiology.

To continue, you’ll submit an application to the professional sequence in January of your sophomore year. The promotion is competitive and is limited to the top 120 students based on performance in the prerequisite courses. Once accepted to the professional sequence, you’ll be eligible to apply for the combined BS/MS degree program.

If you are completing the comprehensive exam for the master’s portion of the program, review the recommended sequence below. If you choose to complete a thesis, four additional credits of research experience must be taken as NTR 680.

Learn more about the comprehensive exam, project and thesis options of the master’s program.

Schedule an appointment with an advisor from the Office for Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) each semester to review course selections: sphhp-oasa@buffalo.edu or 716-829-5000.

Third Year Fall Semester Credits

ES 341 Critical Analysis of Scientific Lit

2

ES 342 Neuroscience I

3

ES 380 Exercise Physiology

3

CHE 203 Organic Chemistry I

3

NTR 301 Dietary Assessment

1

ENG 285 3
Total Credits 15
Third Year Spring Semester Credits

ES 370 Biomechanical Dimensions

4

CHE 204 Organic Chemistry II

3

NTR 402 Nutrition in the Life Cycle

3

ES 310 Exercise Assessment, Prescription and Programming I

4
Total Credits 14
Third Year Summer Session Credits

Gross Anatomy (6)

6

(6 undergraduate credits)

6

Fourth Year Fall Semester Credits

ES 340 Physical Activity for Special Cases

3

NTR 505 Exercise Nutrition

2

ES 410 Exercise Assessment, Prescription and Programming II

3

NTR 503 Nutrition and Health

3

Capstone

1
Elective (300/400) 3
Total Credits 15
Fourth Year Spring Semester Credits

NTR 600 Pathophysiology of Nutrition Related Diseases

3

ES 496 Practicum

3

Electives (500/600)

3

Biochemistry

3

Total Credits 12

Fifth Year (Fall)

 

PGY 551 Human Physiology I

3 credits

 

NTR 500 Nutrient Metabolism in Health and Disease

3 credits

 
NTR 630 2 credits  
STA 527  Intro to Medical Statistics
4 credits
 

Elective (500/600)

2 credits

 

Total credits

14

 

Fifth Year (Spring)

 

PGY 552 Human Physiology

3 credits

 

NTR 501 Vitamins and Minerals

3 credits

 

NTR 675 Project or 676 Selected Reading or 680 Thesis (6 credits)

2 credits

 

EEH 500 Epidemiology in Public Health

3 credits

 

Total credits

11