What will I learn?

Why study Exercise Science BS/MPH at UB?

The dual-degree program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science and a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology. The BS/MPH program prepares graduates to work on preventive approaches to improve the health of populations. Students will gain an understanding of the scientific, behavioral and clinical aspects of physical activity and the distribution and determinants of lifestyle-related diseases. Students will consider prevention from both individual and population perspectives. The program prepares students to develop preventive solutions to population health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.

Learning Outcomes

The BS/MPH in Exercise Science and Epidemiology prepares graduates for entry-level positions in the areas of public health, wellness and community-based disease prevention programs.

Skills gained in this program include: managing, organizing and meeting deadlines, analyzing, critical thinking, teaching, interpreting, communicating, persuading/influencing, coordinating, planning, problem solving and coaching.

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of exercise science and epidemiology
  • Demonstrate problem solving, professionalism, and communication
  • Apply knowledge of exercise science and epidemiology in the identification and distribution of the social, behavioral, and environmental determinants of chronic diseases
  • Develop strategies to address population health issues related to health behaviors and chronic diseases

Career Outlook

Career Choices

Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions that focus on disease prevention and disease management, community-based fitness and wellness, and population health.

Alumni of the program have found employment in the following fields:

  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation (hospitals, clinics)
  • Chiropractic*
  • Corporate fitness
  • Worksite wellness
  • Health promotion
  • Private/commercial fitness
  • Community fitness/wellness
  • Medicine*
  • Personal fitness training
  • Physical therapy*
  • Sports performance
  • Strength and conditioning (collegiate and professional level)

*Requires further education at the professional or graduate level

Work settings include:

  • Corporate and commercial fitness centers
  • Community health and wellness organizations
  • Sports training centers and professional sports teams
  • Private training/fitness studios
  • Educational institutions
  • Hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • Health departments
  • Health-related non-profit organizations

Which department am I in?

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,540.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020

Venue

South Campus

Main Street and Kenmore Ave,

BUFFALO,

New York,

14214, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to UB’s freshman class is selective and is based in part on the quality of your secondary school academic record and the number of spaces available in the class. You should feel confident applying to UB if you have an above-average academic record and have taken challenging courses in high school to help prepare you to be successful at university. UB uses a 4.0 grading scale and we expect students applying here to have the equivalent of a 3.0 on that scale. That is the same as a grade of B or 83 on a 100-point scale.

For international students

Admission to UB’s freshman class is selective and is based in part on the quality of your secondary school academic record and the number of spaces available in the class.

You should feel confident applying to UB if you have an above-average academic record and have taken challenging courses in high school to help prepare you to be successful at university.

UB uses a 4.0 grading scale and we expect students applying here to have the equivalent of a 3.0 on that scale. That is the same as a grade of B or 83 on a 100-point scale.

Our admissions counselors are experts in the many education systems around the world. They know how to compare your country’s grading scale to the one we use here at UB.

English Language Requirements:

The minimum score of TOEFL IBT is 70, the minimum score TOEFL PBT is 523, the minimum score of IELTS is 6.0, the minimum score of PTE is 50, the minimum score of ACT (English and Reading) is 18, the minimum score of SAT I Critical Reading (Old Version) is 450 and the minimum score of SAT I ERWS (New Version) is 500.

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About this uni

With New York City and Canada not far away, Buffalo is a brilliant base from which to explore the delights of North America.

  • 13:1 student faculty ratio.
  • 94% of recent UB graduates are in graduate school or employed.
  • World-renowned research centers.
  • Over 300 student clubs as well as competitive sports teams.