Students may enter the Doctor of Physical Therapy professional graduate program in one of three ways.

Rehabilitation Science class focused on adaptive sports basketball held in Alumni Arena.

Rehabilitation Science class focused on adaptive sports basketball held in Alumni Arena.

Informational Sessions for Admissions

Informational sessions are held to help applicants learn more about the DPT Program here at UB and to answer any questions they may have. Registration is required for each event. A recording of the session is emailed to all registrants.

Future dates for the 2024-2025 admissions cycle will be posted in the Spring 2024 semester.

Applications and Deadlines

Applications to the graduate DPT program are for fall semester admission only; there are no spring semester admissions.

Apply by  Nov. 1  through the  PTCAS application,  and pay the additional, non-refundable $50 UB application fee. This fee is separate from the PTCAS application fee and is required.

Important Dates:

June 15: Application opens

Oct. 1: Soft deadline

Nov. 1: Final deadline

We strongly encourage you to have all of your materials submitted and your application in "verified" status by Oct. 1. 

Applications can take up to four weeks to be verified by PTCAS.​

Applications cannot be reviewed until they are in "verified" status.

You will receive an admissions decision in mid to late January.


Students are evaluated based on all materials submitted and will be considered in the context of all their accomplishments.

  • A GPA of 3.0 or above in prerequisite courses.
  • Volunteer Observation Hours: 40 hours of volunteer experience under a licensed physical therapist. Documentation of volunteer experience is part of the PTCAS application.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Contact information for two references
    • One reference must be from a physical therapist.
    • An additional reference can be from any one of the following: another physical therapist, a professor in your major, professor, a PTA, pre-PT advisor, health care professional or clergy.
    • The following references are NOT accepted: References from a teaching assistant, friend, family member, co-worker or anyone not on the approved list provided above.


Interviews will be held in two cohorts - the first set of interviews will be held after the Oct. 1 soft deadline, and the next set after the Nov. 1 final deadline.

Students must meet all of the requirements listed above, and must pay the additional $50 UB application fee in order to be interviewed. 

Admissions Decisions

An admissions decision will be provided in mid to late January. Decisions will not be sent before January 15.​

The following additional information can be found at

Questions about the PTCAS application and applying to the DPT program?

Please email Jaclyn Levesque, admissions and enrollment coordinator, at

Program questions?

Contact Mary Ann Venezia, program coordinator, at

2023-2024 DPT Student Ambassadors

Do you have questions about what being a student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is like? Connect with a student ambassador who can tell you more about the Program.

Josh Falbo, Class of 2024

Image of DPT Student Josh Falbo in his White Coat leaning against a pillar.

My name is Josh, and I am entering my third and final year of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. I completed my exercise science bachelor's at UB early as part of the 3 + 3 program. Working as a PT so far my favorite subset of patients have been in neuro rehab, specifically Parkinson’s and MS. I am hopeful that my future as a clinician will include a wide variety of neurological patients either inpatient hospital or outpatient based. If you have any questions about the DPT program, physical therapy as a profession or what it’s like to be a graduate student feel free to reach out to me!

Valentina Fan, Class of 2024

Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Valentina Fan standing outside in her White Coat.

Hi everyone! I am currently a third year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program (DPT). I have completed my undergraduate here at UB majoring in Exercise Science. I’m honored to take on a role as student ambassador and what’s best about UB is that there’s always lots of opportunities to be involved in to help achieve your goals. My experience in UB is that I have worked as a student tutor in anatomy and physiology for the student athletes. I’m involved in DPT club as Treasurer and I’m also the Vice President for APTA SSIG NY chapter. I love to build connections and share any advice to help make your time here at UB better! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me, I am happy to answer any questions you have about the DPT program or just UB in general! 

Jordan Green, Class of 2024

DPT student Jordan Green wearing his White Coat.

My name is Jordan Green and I am a third year DPT student from the Bronx, NY. I grew up playing basketball and played Division I at the University of Rhode Island, where I also was a strength and conditioning intern. I was first introduced to physical therapy in high school while receiving rehabilitation for a multitude of injuries. That was when I fell in love with being able to potentially help others recover and return to sports or normal life without pain! My future goals are to obtain my SCS and CSCS and eventually open a sports rehab clinic to help more people get the care they need to live the most functional life possible. Reach out if you have any questions about the the DPT Program or life here at UB!

Madelyn McNamara, Class of 2024

DPT Student Madlyn McNamra standing in the DPT White Coat under a flowering tree.

I am a DPT student in the Class of 2024. I have found a love of inpatient physical therapy and continue to enjoy being a student in UB’s DPT program!  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions about physical therapy.

Bradley Rybak, Class of 2024

DPT Student Brad Rybak wearing the DPT White Coat.

My name is Brad Rybak, and I am a member of UB's DPT class of 2024.  Throughout the three rotations that I have experienced, I have treated patients with a wide variety of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary conditions.   After graduation, I hope to use travel therapy to my advantage and experience several settings before settling into a specific specialty.  If you have any questions about my experience in the DPT program, please do not hesitate to contact me.

DPT Student Emma St Pierre, seated while wearing the DPT White coat.

Emma St. Pierre, Class of 2024

Hi, I’m Emma St. Pierre, a third-year DPT student in the combined 3+3 Exercise Science/DPT program. After switching my major a few times in undergrad, I finally settled on PT since I love working with people and feel passionate about the value of exercise. I’m currently interested in working in an orthopedic setting once I graduate. Outside of school, I love rock climbing at the local gym and getting outside on real rocks when I can! 

DPT student, Travasia Singletary.

Travasia Singletary, Class of 2024

My name is Travasia Singletary, I am a third-year DPT student.. I took the 3+3 route at UB, while participating on the University's track & field team for five years. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about being a student in the program or UB itself. Go Bulls!

DPT Student Kate Smith.

Kate Smith, Class of 2024

Hello I'm Kate! I am a physical therapy student in the final year of UB's DPT program. I switched into UB's program after completing my undergraduate program at SUNY Potsdam majoring in exercise science. At the current time, I hope to either go into pediatric PT or outpatient ortho PT. Outside of school, I also have my personal training certification and am currently working on getting my CSCS. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions regarding my experiences in the DPT program!

DPT Student Erica Sorrells wearing the DPT White Coat.

Erica Sorrells, Class of 2024

My name is Erica and I am interested in inpatient neuro or cardiac PT. I am here to answer any questions that you may have relating to what my experience has been like in the DPT Program and what it is like to be a student here at UB. I look forward to hearing from you!

Andrew Syvertsen, Class of 2024

Headshot of DPT Student Andrew Syvertsen.

Hi my name is Andrew.  I am happy to answer any questions that you may have about physical therapy.

Kate Witkowski, Class of 2024

DPT student Kate Witkowski wearing the DPT White Coat.

My name is Kate Witkowski, and I am a third-year physical therapy student. I will graduate from UB via their 3+3 DPT program in May of 2024. So far, I have completed three outpatient orthopedic clinical experiences in the Buffalo area. In my final year, I hope to gain more inpatient exposure and hopefully work with patients that have neurological and vestibular conditions. After PT school, I have considered the idea of completing a residency or doing a few years of travel PT! Outside of school, I work at a local gym in Williamsville, N.Y.  I would be happy to answer any questions you have about my experience living in Buffalo, as a physical therapy student, or UB in general!  

Serena Roopnarine, Class of 2025

Picture of DPT Student Serena Roopnarine in her White Coat.

My name is Serena Roopnarine, and I am a second-year DPT student on the 3 + 3 combined Exercise Science BS/DPT program. I was also a resident advisor for Campus Living for two years. Please let me know if you have any questions about the program and/or UB! I look forward to hearing from you and any questions you may have!

Madison Schneeberger, Class of 2025

DPT student Madison Schneeberger under a magnolia tree in her white coat.

My name is Madison Schneeberger, and I am currently in the UB DPT class of 2025. I have just finished up my first clinical experience at Buffalo Rehab Group, which has been one of my favorite parts of school so far. I also loved being a TA for the undergraduate course Biomechanics in the spring semester. Outside of school I love to dance, ski and surf. I look forward to connecting with you all and answering any questions you have!

Jenna Sonnenberg, Class of 2025

Headshot of DPT Student Jenna Sonnenberg.

My name is Jenna Sonnenberg, and I am a second-year DPT student in the 3+3 program. I just finished my last season as a collegiate athlete on the women’s volleyball team here at UB, so I have some experience in time management. I look forward to connecting with everyone and helping with any questions you may have.

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