Hybrid Entry Level Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dear Hybrid DPT Students Entering May 2013:
Welcome to the NSU Family and to our Hybrid Entry Level DPT Orientation Website. This orientation website is designed to prepare you to begin your exciting adventure as PT students. Click on the links in the feature box at the top right portion of this page for specific details regarding our orientation weekend and other requirements for starting the program.
The most important upcoming event is our orientation weekend May 17-19 here at our NSU-Tampa facility. Please see the "Orientation Save the Date Information" in the top right corner of this webpage. The 3-day program includes a warm welcome by the Dean of the College of Health Care Sciences, Dr. Richard Davis, and times to meet the HE-DPT faculty and staff, current students, as well as other members of the NSU family who are here to support you. Orientation will prepare you for your summer courses, get to know your classmates, Blackboard, and tips on how to stay connected with the program and each other in this hybrid program. The dress code for orientation is professional-but brings your shorts for the barbecue Saturday.
Family/friends are welcome to join you during 2 specific portions of the orientation weekend: Friday May 17th until 4:30 pm and Saturday afternoon 3:30-7:00 pm at the barbecue. Please share the orientation schedule with your significant others who might be attending so they can plan for some 'fun' times in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area while you are in training. Local attractions include Busch Gardens, the Lowry Park Zoo, and of course the beaches of St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Links to local hotels very close to our campus are provided here.
Our faculty and staff are seasoned professionals with extensive clinical and educational experience who are eager to meet you. As a doctoral student in an entry level PT Program, you will work harder than you have your entire academic career. We know you have the talent and dedication to engage in this rigorous curriculum, and look forward to getting to know you better. A preparation list in the feature box provides a list of what you can do to prepare for this summer.
If you have any unanswered questions after reviewing the website, do not hesitate to contact me.
Mary Tischio Blackinton PT, EdD, GCS, CEEAA
Associate Director, Associate Professor, HE-DPT Program
(813)574-5311; Fax: (813) 574-5333; firstname.lastname@example.org