SUNY Upstate Medical University
Entry Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT 3+3)
In collaboration with SUNY Upstate Medical University (UMU), ESF students may apply to an entry-level doctor of physical therapy program (DPT 3+3). ESF undergraduates who are completing bachelor of science degrees within the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology are eligible for admission.
Students apply for admission to ESF and UMU simultaneously, with the first three years of the program completed at ESF and the final three years completed at UMU. Admission to the DPT 3+3 program is based on academic achievement and personal qualifications that are considered essential for the successful practice of physical therapy.
Prior to matriculation at UMU, students must submit GRE scores, demonstrate familiarity in the demands of physical therapy via volunteer or work experience, and complete 53 credits of prerequisite coursework (completed with grades of C- or better) as follows:
|Anatomy and Physiology I and II
(or one semester each of Anatomy and Physiology)
|General Biology I and II||8|
|General Chemistry I and II||8|
|General Physics I and II||8|
|English (including Composition)||6|
|Mathematics (College Trigonometry, Precalculus or Calculus)||3|
|Psychology (including Child or Developmental Psychology)||9|
Additional information about the DPT 3+3 Program is available from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or the dean of Instruction and Graduate Studies.