NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy 373 Accreditation NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus currently offers a fully accredited master’s degree-level OT program. This M.O.T. program is transitioning to a doctoral entry-level program and has been granted applicant status. If granted candidacy, the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus will begin accepting students into a doctoral-level program beginning in 2022. The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 208524929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is acoteonline.org. The program must be granted Candidacy Status, have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. Tuition and Fees Tuition for 2021–2022 (subject to change by the board of trustees without notice) will be posted on our website (hea l thsc i ences . nova .edu/academi cs/profes s iona l /occupational-therapy). Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program —Fort Lauderdale 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 each semester. Eligible applicants must request in-state tuition on their applications. For tuition purposes, a student’s Florida residency status (in-state or out-of-state) will be determined at initial matriculation and will remain the same throughout the entire enrollment of the student at NSU. Accordingly, tuition will not be adjusted as a result of any change in residency status after initial enrollment registration. Acceptance Fee—$1000. This one-time fee is required to reserve the accepted applicant’s place in the entering firstyear 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 two weeks of an applicant’s acceptance. 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 three-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. CurriculumOutline First Year—Summer Semester Credits OTD 8121 Introduction to Didactic, Clinical, and Research Experiences 3 OTD 8122 D evelopment of Occupation and Participation Throughout the Life Span 3 OTD 8111 Movement in Occupation, Lecture 3 OTD 8111L Movement in Occupation, Lab 2 Total Credits 11

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