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Physical Therapy (DPT) - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 51.2308 Physical Therapy/Therapist)

School of Public Health and Health Professions

501 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

Sue Ann Sisto
Rehabilitation Science Department Chair

Kirkwood Personius
Program Director

Juli Wylegala
Director of Clinical Education

Douglas Frye
Associate Director of Clinical Education

MaryAnn Venezia
Program Coordinator

Associated Subjects

Completing the Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students may also be eligible to apply directly to the DPT program. A bachelor's degree and courses equivalent to the lower division and upper division prerequisite course work must be completed prior to the start of professional program classes in August of each year. Students seeking direct transfer to the DPT program should contact MaryAnn Venezia at 716-829-6742 or by email before applying.

Prerequisite Courses

ES 207 Human Form and Function; or APY 345 Comparative Primate Anatomy and APY 346 Dissections in Comparative Primate Anatomy
CHE 101 General Chemistry
CHE 102 General Chemistry
ES 200 Science of Human Movement
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and its Applications I or MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management or MTH 141 College Calculus I
NTR 108 Human Nutrition
PGY 300 Human Physiology
PHY 101/PHY 151 College Physics I/Lab
PHY 102/PHY 152 College Physics II/Lab
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology or PSY 322 Psychopathology or PSY 336 Developmental Psychology
STA 119 Statistical Methods or PSY 207 Psychological Statistics or equivalent
PAS 407 Gross Human Anatomy
ES 300 Theory of Athletic Injury
ES 310 Practical Applications in Exercise Science with Lab
ES 340 Physical Activity for Special Cases
ES 342 Neuroscience I
ES 344 Neuroanatomy I
ES 370 Biomechanics I
ES 380 Exercise Physiology

Required Courses

PT 501 Professional Development I
PT 502 Professional Development II
PT 503 Medical Sciences I
PT 504 Medical Sciences II
PT 505 Evidence-based Practice
PT 506 Pain Management
PT 508 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
PT 509 Foundations of Physical Therapy I
PT 510 Foundations of Physical Therapy II
PT 511 Exercise Prescription for Disabling Conditions
PT 512 Clinical Experience II
PT 601 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I
PT 602 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II
PT 603 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I
PT 604 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy II
PT 605 Inter-Professional Case Management
PT 607 Professional Development III
PT 608 Evidence Based Practice II
PT 611 Foundations of Physical Therapy III
PT 612 Integumentary Physical Therapy
PT 613 Clinical Experience III
PT 614 Clinical Internship
PT 701 Management Sciences for Physical Therapy
PT 703 Critical Analysis of Patient Care
PT 705 Pediatric Physical Therapy
PT 707 Professional Development IV
PT 712 Clinical Residency I
PT 713 Clinical Residency II
CHB 550 Public Health/Population Well Being or ES 510 Exercise Assessment and Prescription

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Physical Therapy DPT degree
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate)79
Credits Required for Major (Graduate)107
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 203

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Feb 01, 2023 08:50:45