Promotion to Professional Sequence

Promotion to Professional Sequence is the process by which a student in the exercise science (ES) program gets promoted to the upper division and approved for taking upper-level courses (300-400) in his/her major.

All students must be approved to take advanced courses in ES regardless of whether they wish to earn a BS in exercise science, apply to the pre-physical therapy program, to the BS/MS in exercise and nutrition or to the BS/MPH. Promotion to Professional Sequence is competitive and limited to 120 students.

Who Should Apply for Promotion to Professional Sequence?

  • UB students who wish to continue in the four-year BS program or pre-physical therapy track and will have completed required prerequisite courses by the end of the spring 2015 semester and have a current prerequisite GPA of 2.5 or better; or
  • Transfer students who have applied to UB and indicated exercise science as their desired major and who have completed prerequisite courses as above.

When to Apply for Promotion to Professional Sequence?

Applications are due by Friday of the second week of the spring semester. The earliest time PPS applications can be filed is Jan. 1. The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences will not accept any applications prior to the posting of official fall grades.

The deadline for applications is Friday of the second week of the spring semester. You can submit an application after the deadline but it will be marked as late and will only be considered if space is available.

Download the Application Information Guide.

Questions About Applying?

Contact your advisor in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) at or 716-829-5000, or Pedro Sotelo-Peryea at or 716-829-6792.