NSU HPD Catalog 2020-2021

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Family Therapy Programs 137 Canada, second only to information technology. Here in the United States, the profession has also seen considerable growth. NSU’s family therapy program is nationally and internationally known for expertise in solution-focused therapy, which is an excellent fit with the brief, goal-oriented nature of personal coaching. This certificate is offered to those seeking a career as professional personal coaches. Curriculum Requirements The Graduate Certificate in Solution-Focused Coaching is a 15-credit-hour program (five courses). Students who decide to continue their studies may be able to apply some of these credit hours toward the M.S. in Family Therapy, the D.M.F.T., or the Ph.D. in Family Therapy, if accepted into one of those programs. Coursework includes SFTM 5310 Introduction to Systems Theories SFTM 6333 Theories of Personality and Psychopathology SFTM 5335 Human Development Across the Life Cycle SFTM 5357 Developing a Private Practice in Coaching and Therapy SFTM 5358 Solution-Focused Coaching This certificate will be presented to the student after all program requirements are successfully met. If, after taking classes in the Department of Family Therapy, a certificate-seeking student decides to pursue a degree in family therapy, the student must submit a newand complete application to the program to become a degree-seeking student and must meet all the requirements for admission to the specific family therapy degree program applied to. Previous coursework taken may be transferable if performance equals or exceeds the grade of B in the course. Nondegree-Seeking Students A nondegree-seeking student is one who wishes to take a course in the Department of Family Therapy, but does not intend to pursue a degree in family therapy at the time of application. Enrollment in the courses does not guarantee acceptance into a family therapy degree-seeking program. After taking classes in the program as a nondegree-seeking student, the student must submit a complete application to a specific family therapy degree program to become degree- seeking. The student must also meet all the requirements for admission of the specific program. Graduate students from other NSU programs who elect to take family therapy courses may do so with the written consent of the program director. The university reserves the right to modify any requirements on an individual basis as deemed necessary by the dean of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. The college reserves the right to require the student’s withdrawal at any time the college deems it necessary to safeguard its standards of scholarship, conduct, and compliance with the regulations, or for such other reason as deemed appropriate. The student, by his or her act of matriculation, concedes the college this right. Computer Requirements It is highly recommended that students have access to a desktop or laptop consistent with the following: • a recent generation of Microsoft Windows or Apple OS • a version of Microsoft Office software that includes Word and PowerPoint • headphones, a microphone, a camera, and access to online platforms (such as Zoom and Canvas) • Internet broadband access • surge protection and appropriate back-up options (recommended) Tablets and smartphones, while very useful, may not be sufficient for all program uses. Tuition and Fees Tuition for the family therapy degree programs for 2020–2021 will be posted on our website at osteopathic.nova.edu/masters /tuition.html (for master’s degrees) and osteopathic.nova .edu/doctoral/tuition.html (for doctoral degrees). A Health Professions Division General Access Fee of $145 is required each year. An NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 is also required annually. There is a registration fee of $30 each semester. Tuition for the Graduate Certificate Programs for 2020–2021 will be posted on our website at osteopathic.nova.edu /masters/tuition.html . An NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 is required annually. All tuition and fees are subject to change by NSU’s Board of Trustees without notice. Expenses and Financial Aid The purpose of the Student Financial Assistance Program at Nova Southeastern University is to help as many qualified students as possible to complete their educational pursuit. Various loans, scholarships, and grants are available to qualified students to help ease the high cost of their education. These financial assistance programs are described in a variety of separate university publications and on NSU’s Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) website at nova.edu/financialaid . Transfer of Credits Credit hours may be accepted for transfer into the Ph.D., D.M.F.T., and M.S. programs. These must be graduate courses

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