Students may enter the Doctor of Physical Therapy professional graduate program one of three ways:
Freshmen students follow the Exercise Science BS – Pre-Physical Therapy concentration curriculum and apply to the DPT program during their third year of study to earn the 3 + 3 combined Exercise Science BS / DPT degree. UB students may also complete all 4 years of Exercise Science to earn their Exercise Science BS before applying to the DPT program (4 + 3 option).
Undergraduate transfer students may enter the Exercise Science program, complete the Exercise Science curriculum, and then apply to the DPT program.
Students who have an earned bachelor’s or higher degree which includes equivalent prerequisite coursework may apply directly to the DPT program.
Undergraduate Exercise Science majors who are members of the University Honors College are guaranteed acceptance to the Doctorate Physical Therapy program as long as 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.