NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

270 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences M. Samuel Cheng, Sc.D., M.S., PT Director, Physical Therapy Ph.D. Program Charlene Couillard, M.P.A.S., PA-C Director, Physician Assistant—Fort Myers Debra Dixon, D.H.Sc., M.S., RDH Director, Master of Health Science Program Jermaine Leclerc, M.H.Sc., MHSA, CAA Director, Anesthesiologist Assistant—Fort Lauderdale Paula Lowrey, O.T.D., OTR/L, CAPS Director, Master of Occupational Therapy Program Director, Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) Program—Fort Lauderdale Gregg Mastropolo, M.M.Sc., CAA Director, Anesthesiologist Assistant—Jacksonville Rose McCalla-Henry, M.H.A. Director, Bachelor of Science—Medical Sonography— Fort Lauderdale Christopher Mitchell, M.S., B.A. Director, Bachelor of Health Science Program Corey Peacock, Ph.D. Director, Exercise and Sport Science Program Rachel Williams, Ph.D. Director, Speech-Language Pathology, SLP.D. Program Samuel Yoders, Ph.D., RVT Director, Bachelor of Science—Cardiovascular Sonography— Tampa Bay Steven Vertz, M.S. Associate Director, Speech-Language Pathology, M.S. Program Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Programs The college is committed to providing the highest quality education to students in a variety of health care disciplines. The college offers the following programs and degree options: Department of Anesthesia • Anesthesiologist Assistant, M.S., Fort Lauderdale • Anesthesiologist Assistant, M.S., Jacksonville • Anesthesiologist Assistant, M.S., Tampa Bay Department of Audiology • Audiology, Au.D., Fort Lauderdale • Audiology, Au.D., United Kingdom Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences • Respiratory Therapy, Postprofessional B.S.R.T., Online Program • Respiratory Therapy, First-Professional B.S.R.T. Department of Health and Human Performance • Exercise and Sport Science, B.S. • Sports Science, M.S., Fort Lauderdale Department of Health Sciences • Cardiovascular Sonography, B.S., Tampa Bay • Medical Sonography, B.S., Fort Lauderdale • Health Science, B.H.Sc. • Health Science, M.H.Sc. • Health Science, D.H.Sc. • Health Science, M.H.Sc./D.H.Sc. Dual Degree • Health Science, Ph.D. Department of Occupational Therapy • Occupational Therapy, M.O.T., Fort Lauderdale • Occupational Therapy, O.T.D., Fort Lauderdale • Occupational Therapy, O.T.D., Tampa Bay • Occupational Therapy, Dr.O.T., Fort Lauderdale • Occupational Therapy, Ph.D., Fort Lauderdale Department of Physical Therapy • Entry-Level D.P.T., Fort Lauderdale • Entry-Level D.P.T., Tampa Bay • Physical Therapy T-D.P.T. • Physical Therapy, Ph.D. Department of Physician Assistant • Physician Assistant, M.M.S., Fort Lauderdale • Physician Assistant, M.M.S., Fort Myers • Physician Assistant, M.M.S., Jacksonville • Physician Assistant, M.M.S., Orlando Department of Speech Language Pathology • Speech-Language and Communication Disorders, B.S. • Speech-Language Pathology, M.S. • Speech-Language Pathology, SLP.D. Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progress The Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division is pledged to the admission and matriculation of qualified students and wishes to acknowledge awareness of laws that prohibit discrimination against anyone on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy status, national or ethnic origin, nondisqualifying disability, age, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or political beliefs or affiliations. Regarding those students with verifiable disabilities, the university will not discriminate against such individuals who are otherwise qualified, but will expect applicants and students to meet certain minimal technical standards (core performance standards) as set forth herein, with or without reasonable accommodation. In adopting these standards, the university believes it must keep in mind the ultimate safety of the patients whom its graduates will eventually serve as well as the efficacy and safety in the learning environment. The