University at Buffalo, State University of New York Department of Rehabilitation Science
University at Buffalo Department of Rehabilitation Science 3435 Main Street, 532 Kimball Tower Buffalo NY 14214 United States
Phone+1 716.829.6736
Phone 2 +1 716.829.6731
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$50
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Is GRE Required?
Yes
Your program's GRE codes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
4718
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
11/01/2021
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
A total score of 295 (verbal + quantitative) is required for admission.  Analytical writing portion of the GRE is also required.  UB will take a student's best "day" scores. We do not "superscore" or take the highest section of each day.
Minimum and average GRE scores
Verbal reasoning scaled score
150
Verbal reasoning % score
48%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
153
Quantitative reasoning % score
49%
Analytical writing scaled score
2.0
Reference Requirements
Physical Therapist-1
Applicant must send one reference from this specific type of evaluator
Physical Therapist-2
Evaluator type accepted
Professor in Major
Evaluator type accepted
Professor
Evaluator type accepted
Academic
Evaluator type accepted
Supervisor/Employer
Evaluator type accepted
Teaching Assistant
Evaluator type not accepted
PTA
Evaluator type accepted
Pre-PT Advisor
Evaluator type accepted
Politician
Evaluator type accepted
Health Care Professional
Evaluator type accepted
Friend
Evaluator type not accepted
Family Member
Evaluator type not accepted
Co-worker
Evaluator type not accepted
Clergy
Evaluator type accepted
Other
Evaluator type not accepted
Number of references required by program
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
One character reference MUST be from a physical therapist. While the second letter can be from a physical therapist as well, it is recommended that an employer/supervisor or professor be considered.  It is important to note that we do NOT accept references from the following:  Friend, Co-Worker, Teaching Assistant, Family Member or anyone who marks "Other".  Applicants should speak with their references to let them know NOT to select "Other" as an evaluator option.
PT Observation Hours
Information about your PT requirements
If you are currently a Physical Therapy Assistant, you do not need to submit Volunteer Hours.  However, you do need to notify Jaclyn Levesque so that this information can be noted.  You can do this by emailing her at jl388@buffalo.edu.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
Total number of PT Hours REQUIRED
40
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
11/01/2021
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered
GPA Requirements
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.42
Program-specific prerequisite
3.00
3.53
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
A minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of C- or better in all prerequisite coursework.  If courses are repeated, UB policy is to accept only the second grade.  Note that the minimum requirement of 3.0 GPA is not a guarantee for admission consideration.
Background Checks
Background check required prior to matriculation.
No
Program participates in PTCAS Background Check process through Certiphi Screening.
No
International Students
Program considers Canadian coursework?
Yes
CanadianTranscriptsDictionary
Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS (recommended)
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS (recommended)
Are non-native English Speakers required to submit TOEFL scores?
Yes
Citizenship requirements
Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, Canadian citizens, Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
International students who have completed all or part of their education abroad are required to have a course-by-course educational credential evaluation completed by an approved agency prior to the application deadline and sent directly to PTCAS. The exception to this is Canadian students. Canadian applicants send their official Canadian transcript(s) to PTCAS.