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 (Summer Session)

 

Gross Anatomy (6)

6 credits

 

(6 undergraduate credits)

6 credits

 

Third Year (Fall)

 

ES 310 Exercise Assessment, Prescription and Programming I

4 credits

 

ES 341 Critical Analysis of Scientific Lit

2 credits

 

ES 342 Neuroscience I

3 credits

 

ES 380 Exercise Physiology

3 credits

 

CHE 203 Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

 

NTR 301 Dietary Assessment

1 credit

 

(16 undergraduate credits)

16 credits

 

Third Year (Spring)

 

ES 370 Biomechanical Dimensions

4 credits

 

CHE 204 Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

 

NTR 402 Nutrition in the Life Cycle

3 credits

 

*Electives - undergraduate

3-6 credits

 

*Suggested ES 330 Lifespan Physiology and ES 442 Applications in Exercise Science

   

(13-16 undergraduate credits)

13-16 credits

 

Fourth Year (Fall)

 

ES 340 Physical Activity for Special Cases

3 credits

 

NTR 505 Exercise Nutrition

2 credits

 

ES 410 Exercise Assessment, Prescription and Programming II

3 credits

 

NTR 503 Nutrition and Health

3 credits

 

ES 468 Epidemiology and Public Health for Health Professionals

3 credits

 

(9 undergraduate credits; 5 graduate credits)

14 credits

 

Fourth Year (Spring)

 

NTR 600 Pathophysiology of Nutrition Related Diseases

3 credits

 

ES 496 Practicum

3 credits

 

Electives – graduate level

4 credits

 

Biochem (MT 401, BCH 403, or BIO 205)

3-4 credits

 

(6-7 undergraduate credits; 7 graduate credits)

13-14 credits

 

Fifth Year (Fall)

 

PGY 551 Human Physiology I

3 credits

 

NTR 500 Nutrient Metabolism in Health and Disease

3 credits

 
STA 527  Intro to Medical Statistics 
or CEP 532 Understanding Statistical Research 
or OS Statistical Methods Oral Science
or equivalent
4 credits

3 credits

4 credits
 

**Electives – graduate

2-3 credits

 

**Suggested NTR 523 Nutrition Assessment

   

(12-13 graduate credits)

12-13 credits

 

Fifth Year (Spring)

 

PGY 552 Human Physiology

3 credits

 

NTR 501 Vitamins and Minerals

3 credits

 

NTR 630 Seminar

2 credits

 

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

2 credits

 

SPM 500 Epidemiology in Public Health

3 credits

 

(13 graduate credits)

13 credits