CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy 2018–2019 193 (physical) skills. Based on this program design, attendance to weekend institutes is mandatory. All missed face-to-face time must be made up at the discretion of the course instructor(s), regardless of whether the absence is excused or nonexcused. The following differentiates an excused from a nonexcused absence. • Excused: Missed class because of natural disaster/emergency such as hurricanes, transportation delay outside control of the student, death in immediate family, severe acute or contagious illness. Students with an excused absence will be allowed to make up assignments/exams. The decision for an excused absence rests with the program director. • Nonexcused: If a student is absent for any other reason than those listed above, he or she will have to make up the time (see above). In addition, he or she will not be able to make up any graded assignment or exam that occurred during the on-campus institute and will receive a 0 for that assignment or examination. Scheduling of Remediation Examinations Students who are eligible for cumulative remediation examinations must abide by the CHCS remediation policies. Remediation examinations must be taken within five business days after the course ends unless a justifiable exception necessitates adjustment to that timeline. For practical remediation examinations, students will have to take the remediation practical examination at the Tampa Campus and bear any associated costs associated with returning to the Tampa Campus. For written remediation examinations, students may take the examination online in a proctored environment. Course, Instructor, Guest Instructor, and Lab Assistant Evaluations All students are required to complete the instructor and course evaluations for all courses, as well as guest instructor and lab assistant evaluations, using the online course evaluation system. Failure to complete these evaluations may result in a notice of unprofessional behavior. Students are expected to provide constructive feedback in a professional manner. Physical Therapy Postprofessional Programs (Ph.D. and Transition D.P.T.) Students enrolled in either the Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy (Ph.D.) or Transition Doctor of Physical Therapy (T-D.P.T.) programs must follow all university policies and procedures. The following paragraphs highlight policies specific to each postgraduate doctoral program in physical therapy. Textbooks Students will receive information about course textbooks prior to the start of the semester in the respective Student Center on Canvas. Students can order texts from any source; however, it is highly recommended that students order the texts before the first day of the semester.