2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Physical Therapy (DPT) - Program Requirements

Rehabilitation Sciences

501 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079
716-829-3141
716-829-3217
www.sphhp.buffalo.edu
Sue Ann Sisto
Chair
Kirkwood Personius
Program Director
Juli Wylegala
Director of Clinical Education
Douglas Frye
Associate Director of Clinical Education
MaryAnn Venezia
Program Coordinator

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 at venezia3@buffalo.edu 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 101/151 College Physics I/Lab
PHY 102/PHY 152 College Physics II/Lab
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology or PSY 322 Abnormal Psychology 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 Exercise Assessment, Prescription and Programming I
ES 330 Life Span Physiology
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 508 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
PT 509 Foundations of Physical Therapy I
PT 510 Foundations of Physical Therapy II
PT 511 Health and Wellness
PT 512 Clinical Experience II
PT 600 Community Service in Physical Therapy
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 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 Lifespan Physical Therapy
PT 707 Professional Development IV
PT 712 Clinical Residency I
PT 713 Clinical Residency II
PT 718 Enrichment Capstone
CHB 550 Public Health/Population Well Being

Total Credit Hours Required

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.

*See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Rehabilitation Sciences

501 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079
716-829-3141
716-829-3217
www.sphhp.buffalo.edu
Sue Ann Sisto
Chair
Kirkwood Personius
Program Director
Juli Wylegala
Director of Clinical Education
Douglas Frye
Associate Director of Clinical Education
MaryAnn Venezia
Program Coordinator
Published: September 04, 2018 10:35:49 AM