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Physical Therapy Program
Nova Southeastern University
3632 Queen Palm Drive
Tampa, Florida 33619
(813) 574-5309
ptinfo@nova.edu

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Physical Therapy (Hybrid Entry Level DPT)

Admissions Requirements

The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program selects students based on cumulative grade point average (GPA), prior academic performance, work experience, references, interview, completed application and recommendations. The general requirements include:

  1. A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. A minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a four point scale.
  3. A minimum of 3.0 prerequisite grade point average (GPA) on a four point scale.
  4. A minimum of 3.0 science & math grade point average (GPA) on a four point scale.
  5. A grade of C or better in each of the following prerequisite courses:

    Note: applied sciences are not acceptable for admission.
    prerequisitessemesters
    Psychology/Sociology 2 semesters (one general psychology and an additional psychology or sociology)
    Statistics 1 semester
    Biology 1 semester
    Anatomy and Physiology 2 semesters (anatomy and physiology may be combined or separate)
    Chemistry 2 semesters with lab
    Physics 2 semesters with lab
    English 1 semester of composition or writing
  6. The three recommendations (one must be from a physical therapist) on the required PTCAS evaluation form.
  7. GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores from the ETS (Educational Testing Service) no later than March 1st of the entry year. The Admission Committee will not consider the application until the official GRE scores are received.
  8. Previous experience acquired in the field of physical therapy on the required PTCAS experience form (optional but highly recommended).

Recommendations

During the curriculum, students must use computer skills such as word processing, spread sheets, and presentation software. It is recommended that students have course work or self-study to meet these needs. Also, students should have a working knowledge of medical terminology.

Additional Information

Upon review of a student’s individual record, the Committee on Admissions may require additional course work and testing as a condition of acceptance. No prior graduate credits can be transferred or counted toward the DPT degree.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Eric DeRise 
HPD-Coordinator of Student Services/Recruitment 
Tampa Campus, College of Health Care Sciences
3632 Queen Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619
Office:  (813) 574-5278, ext. 45278
Fax: (813) 574-5280
ederise@nova.edu 

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Office of Admissions
Physical Therapy Program
Nova Southeastern University
3200 South University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328

(954) 262-1101 or (877) 640-0218