NSU HPD Catalog 2020-2021

138 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Family Therapy Programs taken at regionally accredited colleges or universities. All courses to be transferred must be substantially equivalent to courses taught in the program to which the student is applying. Each applicant’s submissions will be reviewed on an individual basis. Transfer credits need to be submitted upon admission to a program and prior to the development of degree plans. Requests for transfer of credit must be completed before the end of the student’s first term. Requests for transfer of credit received after the completion of the student’s first term will not be accepted. To be considered for transfer of credit, students must submit an Application for Transfer of Credit, available online, for the program to which they are applying. The application must be supported with a catalog course description and the syllabus that documents the content of each course. No more than two courses may be used to establish equivalence with a single NSU course. Approved transfer credit from a single course completed at a prior institutionmay be applied to only one NSU course; transfer credit from a single course may not be applied across multiple NSU courses. To be considered for transfer of credit, courses must have been completed less than seven years prior to the beginning of the student’s first term. Also, course grades for any transfer of credit request must be a B or higher. Courses approved for transfer of credit are recorded on the student’s NSU transcript. Coursework submitted froma foreign institutionwill be evaluated for equivalency in accordance with accreditation standards. Maximum Number of Transfer Credits Accepted, by Program • Doctor of Philosophy in Family Therapy: up to 12 • Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy: up to 12 • Master of Science in Family Therapy: 9 Graduation Requirements Doctoral Programs Students must comply with the following requirements in order to graduate with their doctoral degrees in family therapy: • Pass all coursework with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or above. Nothing lower than a C is permitted. Only one C is allowed. • Earn required credits indicated in the degree plan. NSU’s D.M.F.T. and Ph.D. are variable credit programs. The D.M.F.T. program is 75–108 credits and the Ph.D. program is 81–114 credits. This depends on the student’s educational background. • Pass, or show evidence of having passed, the Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy course with a B or better. • Pass the Clinical Portfolio Examination. • Successfully complete an internship in three consecutive terms (Ph.D. program only). • Successfully defend their dissertation or Applied Clinical Project. • Accumulate 1,000 direct client contact hours (minimum of 400 relational) in conjunction with 200 hours of supervision by a qualified supervisor, according to the specification in the practicummanual. • Participate in three annual reviews. • Comply with remediation plans, as specified, if necessary. • Maintain continuous ethical/professional conduct throughout the program, following the HIPAA guidelines, the AAMFT Code of Ethics, and the conduct guidelines indicated in the Florida Statutes Chapter 491, the NSU Student Handbook , and the KPCOM Student Handbook . • Complete the submission process of the final dissertation or Applied Clinical Project in PDF format. • Apply for and receive degree conferral. • Complete all requirements above within the stated time limit of the program. M.S. Program Students must comply with the following requirements in order to graduate with their M.S. in Family Therapy: • Pass all coursework with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above. Nothing lower than a C is permitted. Only one C is allowed. • Earn a minimum of 60 credit hours for the M.S. program. • Pass, or show evidence of having passed, the Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy course with a B or better. • S uccessfully complete an internship in three consecutive terms. • A ccumulate 500 direct client contact hours (minimum of 200 relational) in conjunction with 100 hours of supervision by a qualified supervisor, according to the specification in the practicummanual. • Comply with remediation plans, as specified, if necessary. • Maintain continuous ethical/professional conduct throughout the program, following the HIPAA guidelines, the AAMFT Code of Ethics, and the conduct guidelines indicated in the Florida Statutes Chapter 491, the NSU Student Handbook , and the KPCOM Student Handbook . • Apply for and receive degree conferral. • Complete all requirements above within the stated time limit of the program.

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