Health Professions Track
Enter the combined degree program as a freshman and graduate in six years with your bachelor's degree in ESS and doctorate in physical therapy.
Combined Degree Program BS + DPT
Enter the combined degree program as a freshman and graduate in six years with a bachelor's degree in ESS and doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree. You will be admitted directly into the three-year doctor of physical therapy program as long as you maintain academic standards – no need to apply.
D'Youville's ESS program provides a foundation comprised of 18 credits of ESS-specific coursework.
What differentiates the Health Professions track?
- Designed for students pursuing an advanced degree in physical therapy. Students matriculate into the two-degree program (BS in Exercise & Sports Studies + DPT program). Students complete a BS in ESS under the administration of the ESS department.
- Upon completion of the BS, qualified students meeting all prerequisite and GPA requirements, directly enter the three-year doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program.
- Dual-degree physical therapy majors transition directly into the DPT program providing they maintain overall GPA of 3.0 and B or better and 3.2 GPA in all DPT prerequisite courses, and meet all graduate admission standards.
- Prepare students for credentialing examinations through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
- Our growing NCAA Division-III athletic programs for men and women, provides internship and learning opportunities.
- Hone your research skills with the program's close partnerships with D'Youville's nationally-known Center for Research on Physical Activity, Sport & Health (CRPASH).
- The program combines flexibility in its curriculum with internship experiences to prepare students to take professional roles upon graduation.
- Benefit from a solid liberal arts foundation and professional experience in your field.
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The movement of a horse is used in hippotherapy to enhance the functional skills of patients with disabilities.