The DPT program is a three year, graduate professional program that follows three years of undergraduate coursework.
Students may enter the Doctor of Physical Therapy professional graduate program one of three ways:
Undergraduate Exercise Science majors who are members of the University Honors College are guaranteed acceptance to the Doctorate Physical Therapy program as long as they maintain eligibility to be in good standing with the Honors College and meet the necessary admissions requirements for the DPT program, including minimum GRE scores and prerequisite GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students in the Honors College must apply to the DPT program and submit their completed application via PTCAS.
Students who have completed some undergraduate coursework at other colleges or universities should transfer into the Exercise Science program to complete the necessary DPT prerequisite courses.
If you have a bachelor’s degree from another college or university that includes equivalent prerequisite 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 division prerequisites.
And one of the following courses:
If you transferred to the Exercise Science program from outside of UB, or if are a current UB student in a different major wishing to switch to physical therapy, you should schedule an appointment with an advisor from the Office for Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) each semester.
Freshmen students should schedule an appointment with an advisor from the Office for Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) each semester.