NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy 367 professional, and graduate institutions attended to be sent directly from each institution. All final transcripts, covering all of the applicants work, must be forwarded to Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Occupational Therapy Admissions 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905 Undergraduate/Occupational Therapy Department Dual Admission Program Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division has established a dual admission programwith the university’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions for a select number of highly motivated, qualified students interested in pursuing both undergraduate and professional studies in occupational therapy. Candidates must maintain minimum cumulative NSU and science (all BIOL, CHEM, and PHYS courses) GPAs of 3.0 at all times throughout the program. Students will spend four years in an undergraduate school and will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from that college. Students who successfully meet all of the application requirements, including a video essay, will be offered the opportunity to transition to the first year of education at Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences. Students will receive the Master of Occupational Therapy degree after completion of the M.O.T. program. For more information and requirements, contact the NSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796. Occupational Therapy Assistants are eligible to apply to the Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) program after completing a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or from the online Bachelor of Health Science program at NSU. For more information about the B.H.Sc. online degree completion program, visit healthsciences. nova.edu/healthsciences/bhs or email bhsinfo@nova.edu. This program is on a temporary hold pending transition from the M.O.T. to the O.T.D. entry-level programon the Fort Lauderdale/ Davie Campus. At this time, the college is not accepting dual admission students into the M.O.T. program. Tuition and Fees Tuition for 2021–2022 (subject to change by the board of trustees without notice) will be posted on our website (nova.edu/ot). An Occupational Therapy General Access Fee of $145 is required each year. An NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 also is required annually. Additionally, a registration fee of $30 is required per semester. Acceptance and Preregistration Fee—$1,000. This fee is required to reserve the accepted applicant’s place in the entering first-year class. This advance payment will be deducted from the tuition payment due on registration day, but is not refundable in the event of a withdrawal. It is payable within four weeks of an applicant’s acceptance or by April 15, whichever comes first. The first semester’s tuition and fees, less the $1,000 previously paid, are due on or before registration day. Tuition for each subsequent semester is due on or before the appropriate registration day. Students will not be admitted until their financial obligations have been met. The financial ability of applicants to complete their education at NSU is important because of the limited number of positions available in each class. Applicants should have specific plans for financing two-and-a-half years of professional education. This should include tuition, living expenses, books, equipment, and miscellaneous expenses. It is required that each student carry adequate personal medical and hospital insurance. Students may avail themselves of the hospitalization insurance plan obtainable through the university. Course of Study The academic discipline of occupational therapy draws upon and integrates a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Theories that illuminate the understanding of occupation in human life, the role of occupation in health and adaptation, and the art and science of using activities as therapeutic agents create the foundation for the discipline. As part of the regular curriculum, occupational therapy students are placed in fieldwork sites that require all students to be fingerprinted and subjected to a background check in accordance with regulations of the Child Care, Licensing and Enforcement Section, Bureau of Children’s Services and Broward County, Florida. Additionally, some placement facilities may require criminal background checks and/or drug testing. Students may, under supervision, provide occupational therapy services to patients seen in the university clinics as part of the regular course of study. A felony conviction may affect a student’s ability to be placed in fieldwork sites and a graduate’s ability to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) certification examination or attain state licensure. For further information, applicants may visit nbcot.org/students/services and request an Early Determination Review of their background.

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