The combined ES BS/DPT program allows students to complete the BS in Exercise Science and the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 6 years. During the first three years, students will develop a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, neuroscience, exercise assessment and prescription, and nutrition. The science-based curriculum prepares students for national certification exams, such as the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) or the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with faculty on ongoing research projects. The combined Exercise Science BS/DPT program is suited for exceptional students who want an accelerate pathway to complete the Bachelor of Science and doctorate degrees. Students in this program will apply to UB’s DPT program in year three.