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

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

Becoming an Exercise Science Combined BS/MS - 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 for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 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.

Students may also be accepted into the BS/MS program as freshmen if they are accepted to the University Honors College and meet the requirements to remain in the program.

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.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

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.

Current students must apply online to UB’s Graduate School for the graduate portion of the BS/MS program in year three. The deadline to apply is the first academic day in June. To be eligible, students must have ≥ 2.800 GPA in the last 60 credits of undergraduate coursework and prerequisite grades of C or higher. An overall undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.000 is required to be eligible to start the graduate portion as of the fall of year four. GRE scores are required.

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: Jul 15, 2021 08:26:58