Becoming a BS Exercise Science/DPT Student

Incoming students are designated as ES majors and begin taking courses required for the bachelor’s degree as freshman. Freshman students who enter the university as declared ES majors are directly admitted to the program. Students must apply to the DPT program in year three of the combined program.

View DPT admissions and application information.

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 3.5 or higher. Students in the Honors College must apply to the DPT program and submit their completed application by the stated deadline.

Transfer Credit Policy

  • 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.