Students in the Pre-Physical Therapy concentration develop a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, neuroscience, exercise assessment and prescription, and nutrition through rigorous coursework. The science-based curriculum prepares graduates to work with individuals across the lifespan to promote healthy lifestyle changes through basic interventions and referrals. Graduates are well prepared to pass a national certification exam, such as the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) 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 Exercise Science BS – Pre-PT concentration is suited for students who plan to apply to a doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) program. Students in this concentration will be prepared to apply to UB’s DPT program and may use elective coursework to prepare for applying to DPT programs at other institutions.