Exercise Science MS

Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (ENS) PhD candidate Courtney Wheelock observes as Jocelyn Stooks, MPH, ENS senior research support specialist, rides a stationary bike in the Center for Research and Education in Special Environments’ hyper/hypobaric chamber.

Prepare for multiple career paths in the health sciences with our research-based master's degree.

  • 75% of graduates were hired by one of their clinical sites
  • 69% of graduates stay in the Buffalo area
  • 33% of international student graduates are staying in Buffalo and 83% are staying in the United States

Based on the most recent survey of Exercise Science MS graduates

Thesis and Comprehensive Exam Options

Choose from two options:

  • With the thesis option, you’ll conduct an independent research study and defend it with a thesis. Select this option if you want to gain research experience or if you plan to continue your graduate education after completing your master’s degree.
  • With the comprehensive exam option, you’ll participate in a research program and a practicum. Select this option if you plan to conclude your graduate study with the completion of your master’s degree, or to continue in a professional degree program such as medicine, physical therapy or chiropractic.