CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy 2018–2019 189 Department of Physical Therapy Professional D.P.T. Programs—Fort Lauderdale and Tampa Level I and II Background Checks Level I and Level II background checks are required for clinical practicum and internship placement. Some citations on the background checks may prevent a student from being assigned to or result in the student being denied placement at clinical sites. A student who cannot be placed at required clinical sites due to information of concern on his/her background check(s) may not be able to complete the program. Students are required to inform the program director immediately if any circumstance has occurred in the past or occurs during the student’s tenure in the program, which may impact the background check. Academic Promotions and Progression The progress of each student through the curriculum requires continuous satisfactory academic performance. In order to complete the D.P.T. program in the normally scheduled three years for the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus and four years for the Tampa Campus, students must successfully complete the courses in the time and sequence that they are offered and meet the requirements outlined in the Essential Functions of the D.P.T. student document at languageupdates2-2017.pdf . Students who receive a final course grade of F in any didactic course will not be allowed to progress to the succeeding semester. In order to graduate from the program, each student must pass a comprehensive examination given at the end of the last year of the program. Grading Policies and Procedure Grading for physical therapy doctoral students is based on a scale of 0–100 percent. Some courses may be pass/fail. P or Pass 75 percent or above F or Fail below 75 percent Grading for all physical therapy courses is based on an alpha scale as shown. Alpha Grade A B C F Quality Points 4.0 3.0 2.0 0.0 Percent 90–100 80–89 70–79 0–69