PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2023–2024 164 to the section below titled Assessment of Prior Experiences for Academic Credit to apply to convert these prior experiences into academic credit. Assessment of Prior Experiences for Academic Credit Students matriculated in the B.H.Sc. program may petition for transfer of credits to the program. Up to, and not exceeding, 90 credit hours may be considered for transfer from a regionally accredited or recognized allied health or related program. Students with either a diploma or certificate of completion in a field of health care may apply for credit based on prior experience by submitting a student-prepared learning portfolio requesting Assessment of Prior Experiences for Academic Credit. NSU has established four different mechanisms for students to convert their prior experiences into academic credit. Students must initiate all requests for experiential learning credit before they complete 24 credits at NSU. Credits will be transcribed after 12 credits are successfully earned at NSU. For additional information, contact the B.H.Sc. program or the Office of Transfer Evaluation Services at (954) 262-8117 or 800-806-3680, ext. 28117, or visit nova.edu/tes. 1. CLEP/DANTES/ACT-PEP/Computer Test-Out Students can demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of areas by taking objective tests. The coordinator of experiential learning can provide further information about these tests as can the testing office in Academic Services. 2. Nationally Accredited School Portfolios Students who have attended nationally accredited institutions have the opportunity to write school portfolios. The coordinator of experiential learning works with each student in reviewing the student’s nationally accredited institutional transcript to identify courses that may be applied toward the student’s academic goal. 3. Full Portfolio–Course Challenge The full portfolio is the process for challenging a college-level course for credit. Through this mechanism, students present their knowledge on a topic and have it evaluated by a faculty member. A maximum of 25 percent of a student’s credits may be earned through the full portfolio process. This will describe all traditional, online, military, and other health care education, as well as work-related experience and health care-related conferences attended. A résumé or CV, transcripts, and/or official documentation of attendance must accompany all prior learning portfolios. The admissions committee will review the portfolio to determine the amount of credit given for prior learning. 4. Standard Grant Certain training courses, military experiences, or licenses may be converted into college credit. This can be done by supplying some very basic documentation. For military training programs, the recommendations contained in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces from the American Council on Education will be utilized to evaluate such training for credit transfer. Examples include Combat Casualty and Flight Medicine Courses of training.