NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy 381 specific plans for financing their professional education. This should include provision for tuition, living expenses, books and equipment, computer, travel, 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. Application Procedures—Dr.O.T. and Ph.D. Candidates for admission must submit or be responsible for submission of 1. a completed application formalongwith a $50, nonrefundable application fee 2. three recommendations from those who can evaluate the applicant’s capability for doctoral study 3. a letter of application stating goals and reasons for wanting to pursue doctoral work 4. a scholarly writing sample 5. TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE—A scores (international students, if appropriate) 6. official college transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, sent directly 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 All foreign coursework must be evaluated by World Education Services, Inc. (wes.org), Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. (jsilny.org), or Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ece.org). 7. confirmation of initial certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Foreign students who intend to do their dissertation research abroadmay petition to be released from this requirement. Upon receipt of the completed application and required credentials, the committee on admissions will notify, in writing, applicants who are selected for interview. No applicant will be admitted to the Occupational Therapy Department without an interview, but an invitation to appear for an interview should not be construed by the applicant as evidence of acceptance. Notice of acceptance or other action by the committee on admissions will be on a “rolling” or periodic schedule. Early completion of the application is, therefore, in the best interest of the student. Admissions Requirements 1. Applicants must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in occupational therapy from a regionally accredited university or college and be eligible to practice as an occupational therapist within one year of initiating the program. If the applicant’s bachelor’s degree is in occupational therapy, then the applicant’s master’s degree may be in any field. International applicants must present the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree and evidence of successful completion of an OT educational program approved by WFOT. 2. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements listed below. • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale • graduate-level research methods course • introductory statistics course • master’s degree 3. Applicants must demonstrate writing proficiency, as determined by the program director. 4. International applicants also must have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 or higher for the written test or 213 or higher for the computer-based test, an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0, or a Pearson Test of English—Academic (PTE-Academic) score of 54. 5. All students will be required to have a computer that meets the recommended minimum specifications. The dean is empowered to evaluate the total qualifications of every applicant and to modify requirements in unusual circumstances. Doctoral Tuition and Fees (Ph.D.) 1. Tuition for academic year 2021–2022 (subject to change by the board of trustees without notice) will be posted on our website (nova.edu/ot). 2. An Occupational Therapy General Access Fee of $145 is required each year. An NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 is also required annually. Additionally, a registration fee of $30 is required per semester. The first term’s tuition and fees 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 training at the college is important because of the limited number of positions available in each class. Applicants should have

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