NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

376 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy First Year—Summer Semester Credits ANAT 5420 Anatomy 5 OTD 8101 I ntroduction to Didactic, Clinical, and Research Experiences 3 OTD 8102 Foundations of Occupational Therapy 3 OTD 8141 Development of Occupation Across the Life Span 3 Total Credits 14 CurriculumOutline Accreditation The Doctor of Occupational Therapy Entry-Level Program is accredited 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 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA. Graduates of the programwill 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 the exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification. 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 (nova.edu/chcs/ot/otd/index.html). 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 Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program—Tampa Bay 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—$400. 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 two weeks of an applicant’s acceptance. Preregistration Fee—$600. This fee is due eight weeks after acceptance or by April 15, whichever comes first, under the same terms as the Acceptance Fee. 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.

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