Health Professions Track

Enter the sequential degree program as a freshman and graduate in six years with your bachelor's degree in ESS and doctorate in physical therapy.

Sequential Degree Program BS + DPT

Enter the sequential degree program as a freshman and graduate in as few as 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).

D'Youville Advantages

  • 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.

Note to applicants: Be sure to check out the application and admission requirements for this program.


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