NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences 269 Vision The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences will be recognized as a local, national, and international leader in health-care education through excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarship, and service. Mission The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences strives to provide professionals with the skills necessary for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and disability in order to assure optimum health conditions in the community and beyond. With an unwavering commitment to ethical practice and in support of the Nova Southeastern University Core Values, the college endeavors to advance research, scholarship, and the development of leadership skills utilizing traditional educational methods, distance learning, and innovative combinations of both to achieve its educational goals. Administration Guy M. Nehrenz, Ed.D., M.A., RRT Interim Dean Peter L. Taylor, Ph.D. Executive Associate Dean, Academic and External Affairs WilliamH. Marquardt, M.A., PA-C, DFAAPA Associate Dean and Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Hal Strough, Ph.D., LAT, ATC Associate Dean and Chair, Department of Health and Human Performance Robert S. Wagner, D.H.Sc., M.M.Sc., CAA Associate Dean and Chair, Department of Anesthesia Programs—Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay, and Jacksonville Sandrine Gaillard-Kenney, Ed.D., M.A. Associate Dean Terry Morrow Nelson, Ph.D., M.S. Assistant Dean, Student Affairs Brianna Black Kent, Ph.D., M.Ed., R.N. Assistant Dean, Professional Development and Education Olufemi (Femi) Okubadejo, M.B.A. Director of Finance Chrystal L. Randle, M.S. Director of Employee Services Rick D. Davenport, Ph.D., OTR/L Interim Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy Director, Occupational Therapy Ph.D. Program Melissa Edrich, Ed.D., CCC-SLP Chair, Department of Speech-Language Pathology Director, M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology Program Lisa Farach, D.H.Sc., M.S., R.N., RRT Chair, Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences Erica B. Friedland, Au.D., M.S., B.A. Chair, Department of Audiology Shari Rone-Adams, D.B.A., M.H.S.A., PT Chair, Department of Physical Therapy Director, Transition Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Interim Director Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program—Tampa Bay Akiva Turner, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. Chair, Department of Health Science Moya L. Alfonso, Ph.D., M.S.P.H. Director, Doctor of Health Science and Ph.D. in Health Science Programs Husny Amerih, Ph.D., OTR/L Director, Occupational Therapy Dr.O.T. Program Stephen Andreades, D.H.Sc., M.M.S., PA-C Director, Physician Assistant—Fort Lauderdale Llalando L. Austin II, Ed.D., M.H.Sc., M.B.A., CAA Director, Anesthesiologist Assistant—Tampa Bay Charlene Bolton, Ed.D., M.P.A.S., PA-C Director, Physician Assistant—Jacksonville Lorilee H. Butler, D.H.Sc., M.P.A.S., PA-C, DFAAPA Director, Physician Assistant—Orlando Jennifer Canbek, Ph.D., M.S., PT, NCS Director, Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program— Fort Lauderdale Ricardo C. Carrasco, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA Director, Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program—Tampa Bay Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Guy M. Nehrenz, Ed.D., M.A., RRT Interim Dean