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
Bachelors Degree Required
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
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Only UB students are eligible to enter through the 3 + 3 BS / DPT program.  All other students must have earned a bachelor’s degree before entering the DPT program.
Course Prerequisites
General Information
A minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of C- or better in all prerequisite coursework.

Students do not need to complete the Gross Anatomy or Neuroscience prerequisites to apply to the program.  Accepted students who have not taken the Gross Anatomy prerequisite or the Neuroscience prerequisite must take these courses at UB in the summer before entering the DPT Program.
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
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Anatomy
General Anatomy
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Gross Anatomy
Anatomy
Gross Human Anatomy which includes cadaver dissection or pro-dissection. Students do not need to complete this prerequisite to apply to the program. Accepted students who have not taken the Gross Anatomy prerequisite are able to take PAS 407 at UB in the summer before entering the DPT Program.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-6
Acceptable Courses
  • Gross Anatomy
Biomechanics
300/400 level Biomechanics or Kinesiology course with focus on mechanical, neuromuscular, and anatomical bases of human movement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biomechanics
Chemistry I
General Chemistry I with lab that a science major would take.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
General Chemistry II with lab that a science major would take.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Exercise Physiology
300/400 level Exercise Science course with laboratory sections that include exercise testing and fitness evaluation.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Exercise Physiology
300/400 level Exercise Science course which includes exercise physiology or introduction to athletic injury
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Math
We will accept the following math courses: algebra, college level pre-calculus and calculus.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
Neuroscience
300/400 level course covering fundamental neurophysiology and clinical neuroanatomy. Students do not need to complete this prerequisite to apply to the program. Accepted students who have not taken the Neuroscienc prerequisite are able to take this course at UB in the summer before entering the DPT Program.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
Physics I
General Physics I with lab that a science major would take.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
General Physics II with lab that a science major would take.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
  • Physics: General
Physiology
300/400 level Human Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Physiology
Psychology
Any 3 semester hour psychology elective will meet the prerequisite. Child or Developmental Psychology recommended, but not required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
General Statistics that a science major would take. Other math courses, such as calculus, are not acceptable to meet the statistics prerequisite. Business statistics will NOT be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics