The DPT program is a three year, graduate professional program
that follows three years of undergraduate coursework.
From high school, your first step will be applying to UB’s exercise science program to complete the prerequisite coursework. From high school to graduating with a DPT degree will take a minimum of six years.
If you have completed some coursework at other colleges or
universities, you will need to transfer into the exercise science
program until all prerequisite courses for the DPT program are
If you have a bachelor’s degree from another college or university which includes equivalent coursework and you wish to apply directly to the DPT program, contact MaryAnn Venezia, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for course evaluation and additional information.
The three years of undergraduate coursework includes two years
of lower division prerequisite courses and one year of the upper
Advisement for Transfer Students
If you transferred to the DPT program from outside of UB or are a current UB student in a different major wishing to switch to physical therapy, contact a physical therapy advisor to evaluate your previous coursework.
Advisement for Freshmen
You should schedule an appointment with an advisor from the Office for Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) each semester. Contact OASA at email@example.com or 716-829-5000.