Tracks and Program Options

Personalize your degree by choosing from two tracks and two combined degree program options:

  • General exercise science track
  • Pre-physical therapy track
  • BS/MS program
  • BS/MPH program

General Exercise Science Track

This is our core program and is ideal if you want a career in areas such as cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, corporate fitness, community health and wellness, personal training or health coaching. This track also prepares you for advancement to our master’s and PhD programs in exercise science.

After you’ve completed the prerequisite courses, you’ll apply to the professional sequence of the program. Once admitted, you’ll choose nine credits of electives in your area of interest. The program culminates with a one-semester, 12-credit internship.

The general exercise science track can also prepare you for pre-professional training in health professions such as chiropractic or physician assistant programs (with appropriate selection of elective courses).

Pre-Physical Therapy Track

Our pre-physical therapy track will prepare you for UB’s doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree program.

To be eligible to apply to the DPT program, you must:

  • Be accepted into the pre-physical therapy track
  • Complete the two years of prerequisite courses
  • Apply and be accepted to the professional sequence
  • Complete one year of the professional sequence

In the junior year of the program, you may submit an online application to the DPT program by the Nov. 1 deadline. Once accepted, you’ll have three additional years of graduate study to complete the program.

You also have the option to complete your bachelor’s degree in exercise science and apply to the DPT program in your senior year of the exercise science program.

Combined Degree Programs

BS/MS in Exercise and Nutrition
Earn a bachelor’s in exercise science and a master’s in nutrition with the ultimate wellness degree.

**Please note: The BS/MS program does not lead to registered dietitian (RD) licensure or allow you to practice as an RD.

BS/MPH
Earn a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and an MPH in epidemiology as you consider exercise and prevention from a population and community-based perspective.