Prospective Students

Considering attending the University at Buffalo 
School of Public Health and Health Professions?  

Why UB SPHHP is the Right Choice for You

At SPHHP, we foster an environment in which students, faculty and alumni can work together to address emerging health needs with innovative solutions.

  • Our students have access to several pathways to obtain their degrees in highly sought-after fields, including exercise science, statistics, physical therapy and occupational therapy. 
  • Our students have world-class research experiences.
  • Our students also form life-long relationships with both their fellow students and faculty members that will benefit them for years to come.

Pursuing a Physical Therapy Degree?

If you are interested in pursuing Physical Therapy as your degree, please note that it is not an undergraduate degree program and you will need to designate Exercise Science on your undergraduate application and begin in that program.

Educational Pathways

How to Apply

Prospective First-Year and Transfer Students

The School of Public Health and Health Professions does not do any departmental review of applicants to our undergraduate programs initially. All students who are admitted to UB and indicate their major as either Exercise Science (the choice for those who wish to eventually pursue Physical Therapy) or Occupational Therapy will be allowed to take each programs respective pre-requisite coursework. Once students have completed their initial pre-requisite coursework, students in both majors are required to complete the promotion to professional sequence process.  

Students wishing to pursue the Statistics BA should indicate such on their UB application. Students in this program will not have an additional promotion process. 

Please attempt to determine course equivalencies using the TAURUS website. If your institution is not listed in TAURUS or you have further questions about equivalencies, please email sphhp-oasa@buffalo.edu and an academic advisor will assist you. Please include unofficial transcripts where possible to expedite your request.

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