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.

In order to register in upper level Exercise Science courses (300- and 400-level ES courses), students must be promoted to the professional sequence. Students seeking the BS in Exercise Science or planning to apply to the DPT program or a combined program (BS in Exercise Science/MS in Nutrition Science or BS in Exercise Science/MPH in Epidemiology) must submit the Promotion to Professional Sequence (PPS) application. 

Who Should Apply for Promotion to Professional Sequence?

  • UB students seeking the four-year BS in Exercise Science degree or planning to apply to the DPT program or a combined program
  • Students must submit the PPS application during the spring semester in which they will be completing the required prerequisite courses
  • Students must have a current prerequisite GPA of 2.0 or better and must complete all prerequisite courses prior to being promoted to the professional sequence
  • Transfer students who have applied to UB and indicated exercise science as their desired major and who have completed prerequisite courses 

When to Apply for Promotion to Professional Sequence (PPS)

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the week before the start of the fall semester. Priority will be given to students who apply by February 15. Applications open on January 1.

The priority deadline is February 15. Students may submit an application after the deadline but it will be considered on a space available basis. 

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.