Physical Therapy DPT

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Program Description

The Physical Therapy DPT program is a fully accredited, three-year professional program that leads to the Doctor of Physical Therapy. Students earn the DPT degree at UB through two paths: a 3 + 3 combined Exercise Science BS/DPT, where students major in undergraduate exercise science for three years, or a traditional 4 + 3 program, where students have already earned their four-year BS degree. The three-year physical therapy program focuses on clinical populations, teaching the assessment and treatment of individuals with a wide variety of ailments. Students apply to the DPT program through Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).

Program Contact

MaryAnn Venezia
523 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-6742
Fax: 716-829-3217

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 107 Hours


  • 3 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.