NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

240 College of Optometry Extended (Five-Year) Doctor of Optometry Degree NSU’s College of Optometry has instituted an extended program leading to the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree. The extended program is designed for individuals who are returning to school after an absence, are changing professional fields, or who require a lighter course load initially because of family or other obligations. Students in the extended program take courses with the full time students but with a reduced course load. Coursework covered in the first two years of the traditional full-time program is covered in three years in the extended program. The last two years of both programs are identical. The curriculum and graduation requirements for the extended and full-time programs are the same. The enrollment for the extended program is limited. The dean of the College of Optometry will make the final determination on eligibility for the extended program. Tuition for 2021–2022 (subject to change by the board of trustees) will be posted on our website (optometry.nova.edu /od/admissions/expenses.html). Tuition reverts to the regular rate for the fourth and fifth years. Student Organizations The College of Optometry Student Government Association (OSGA) is the official voice of all optometry students. The OSGA welcomes input and participation from the entire student body. Its responsibilities include collecting and expressing student opinion, dispensing funds for student activities, acting as liaison for the student body, promoting optometry, supporting club and class activities, and working to improve the quality of life for students at the College of Optometry. Other Organizations—Many other student organizations addressing various professional and practice-related interests are open for student membership, including the following: • American Academy of Optometry • American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) • Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) • Canadian Association of Optometry Students (CAOS) • College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) • Cornea and Contact Lens Society (CLKS) • Fellowship of Christian Optometrists (FCO) International • Florida Optometric Student Association (FOSA) • Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society • National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) • Nova Optometric Practice Management Association (NOPMA) • Optometric Student Association for Ocular Disease (OSAOD) • Optometry Student Government Association (OSGA) • SPECTRUM LGBTQ and Allies Association • Sports Vision and Concussion Club (SVCC) • Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) • Vision Rehabilitation Club (VRC) • Honors Program

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