Requirements and Curriculum

Academic Requirements

Students in the undergraduate Exercise Science program–Pre-PT concentration must maintain a GPA ≥ 2.0 to remain in good standing but will not be eligible to apply to the DPT program unless you have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above in prerequisite courses. You must apply separately and be accepted to the DPT program. Learn more about the DPT admissions requirements.

DPT admissions requirements may vary slightly from requirements to complete the BS degree. Please refer to the BS/DPT requirements in the UB undergraduate catalog.

Academic Advice

Make sure that you consult an academic advisor when making decisions related to your academic program. You can contact an advisor from the Office for Academic and Student Affairs at (716) 829-5000, or send an email to sphhp-oasa@buffalo.edu

Transfer Credit Policy

All prerequisite coursework taken at other institutions must articulate to UB as equivalent courses. Courses that do not articulate to UB will not satisfy requirements for the major. Refer to TAURUS for information on courses at other schools that are equivalent to UB courses.

Undergraduate Course Requirements

DPT Graduate Requirements

  • PT 501 Professional Development I
  • PT 502 Professional Development II
  • PT 503 Medical Sciences I
  • PT 504 Medical Sciences
  • PT 505 Evidence Based Practice
  • PT 508 Cardiopulmonary PT
  • PT 509 Foundations of PT I
  • PT 510 Foundations of PT II
  • ES 510 Exercise Assessment and Prescriptions
  • PT 511 Health and Wellness
  • PT 512 Clinical Experience I
  • PT 600 Community Service for PT
  • PT 601 Musculoskeletal PT I
  • PT 602 Musculoskeletal II
  • PT 603 Neuromuscular I
  • PT 604 Neuromuscular PT II
  • PT 605 Interprofessional Case Management
  • PT 607 Professional Development III
  • PT 611 Foundations in PT III
  • PT 612 Integumentary PT
  • PT 613 Clinical Experience II
  • PT 614 Clinical Internship
  • PT 701 Management for Rehab Professional
  • PT 703 Critical Analysis of Patient Care and Management
  • PT 705 Lifespan Physical Therapy
  • PT 707 Professional Development IV
  • PT 712 Clinical Residency I
  • PT 713 Clinical Residency II
  • PT 718 Enrichment Capstone

Credit Hours Required

  • Total BS ES = 123
  • Shared credits = 19
  • Total DPT credits = 109
  • Total credits for combined BS/DPT = 211

Academic Integrity Policy for Graduate Students

All students should review and be familiar with UB’s policy on academic integrity.