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Freshman Admission to the Program

Incoming students are designated as ES major and begin taking prerequisite courses as freshman. Freshman students who enter the university as declared ES majors are directly admitted to the program. 

Students may also be accepted into the BS/MS program as freshmen if they are accepted to the University Honors College and meet the requirements to remain in the program.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Students who transfer to UB from another institution for the purpose of completing prerequisite courses will be directly admitted to the ES major. 

Courses must be articulated to UB to be used towards required coursework for the major.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Students who wish to change their major to Exercise Science should complete our Undergraduate Plan Change Form and schedule an appointment with an advisor from the Office for Academic and Student Affairs.

Current students must apply online to UB’s Graduate School for the graduate portion of the BS/MS program in year three. Application deadline is the first academic day in June. To be eligible, students must have ≥ 2.8 GPA in the last 60 credits of undergraduate coursework and prerequisite grades of C or higher. An overall undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0 is required to be eligible to start the graduate portion as of the fall of year four. GRE scores are required. 

Application Deadline

Apply by the first academic day in June.

Suggested Introductory Courses

Students considering the ES major or are already part of the major should take ES200 Introduction to Exercise Science and ES207 Human Form and Function as these courses provide an overview of the discipline and fundamental concepts in human anatomy and physiology that are essential for the major. Refer to the required prerequisite courses for additional courses that should be completed prior to taking upper level courses in the major.

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