116 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences 2018–2019 Occupational Therapy Program—Tampa The Doctor of Occupational Therapy Entry level Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE ® ) of the American Occupational Therapy Association AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this examination, the individual will become a registered occupational therapist (OTR). Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the examination for occupational therapists administered by NBCOT. Department of Physical Therapy The Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program—Fort Lauderdale was reaccredited in April 2011 for 10 years by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; (703) 706-3245; firstname.lastname@example.org . website: capteonline.org . Graduates of the entry-level program are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Licensure Examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. The Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program—Tampa (DPT-Tampa) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (703) 706-3245; email@example.com capteonline.org Graduates of the DPT-Tampa Program are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) administrated by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Department of Physician Assistant The Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Programs in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Orlando, and Fort Myers are accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistant education (ARC-PA) and are members of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). Application for licensure in the state of Florida is obtained through the Department of Health in Tallahassee. To be eligible for a Florida license, the PA must be a graduate of an ARC-PA-accredited program and must successfully pass the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE). Application for the PANCE is submitted to the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) in Atlanta, Georgia, which works closely with the PA Department to coordinate eligibility and appropriate dates for testing. Department of Speech-Language Pathology The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). Graduates will have completed the academic and clinical requirements necessary to apply for a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).