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Exercise Science BS - Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 08.35 PHYSICAL ED METHODOLOGY, CIP: 26.0908 Exercise Physiology)

Becoming an Exercise Science BS - Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

Incoming students are designated as ES majors and begin taking prerequisite courses as freshman. Freshman students who enter the university as declared ES majors are directly admitted to the program.

Undergraduate students who plan to apply to the DPT program should refer to the DPT Admissions website for details and consult with their academic advisor.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Students who transfer to UB from another institution will be directly admitted to the ES major.

Courses must be articulated to UB to be used towards required coursework for the major.

Undergraduate students who plan to apply to the DPT program should refer to the DPT Admissions website for details and consult with their academic advisor.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Current UB students who wish to change their major to Exercise Science should complete our web form and schedule an appointment with an advisor from the Office for Academic and Student Affairs.

Undergraduate Exercise Science majors who are members of the University Honors College are guaranteed acceptance to the Doctorate Physical Therapy program, provided 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 3.500 or higher. Students in the Honors College must apply to the DPT program and submit their completed application by the stated deadline.

Suggested Introductory Courses

Students considering the ES major should consider taking ES 200 Introduction to Exercise Science, PGY 300 Human Physiology, and ES 207 Human Form and Function, as these courses provide an overview of the discipline and fundamental concepts in human anatomy and physiology that are essential for the major.

Published: Feb 01, 2023 08:50:07