PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2023–2024 131 Occupational Therapy Program—Tampa Bay 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 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. 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 NSU Professional DPT programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (954) 262-1662. Graduates are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Department of Physician Assistant The Physician Assistant Programs in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, and Orlando 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 John’s Creek, 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 be eligible to apply for licensure as a speechlanguage pathologist and to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).