NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy 397 Admissions Requirements Fort Lauderdale Program All applicants must submit • proof of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university • p roof of minimum 3.0 cumulative, prerequisite, and science GPAs on a 4.0 scale and a grade of C (2.0) or better in each of the required prerequisite courses • official transcripts of all graduate or undergraduate institutions attended • p roof of official GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores from the ETS (Educational Testing Service) received no later than January 31 of the entry year T he Committee on Admissions will not consider the application until the official GRE scores are received. • t hree professional recommendations completed on the required PTCAS evaluation form (one must be from a physical therapist) • evidence of PT observation/experience hours (multiple settings preferred) • three unique, distinct essays • leadership, community service, research experience, etc., demonstrating a well-rounded applicant • official copy of TOEFL scores (international students where the course of study was not in English only) T he scores required on the TOEFL are 550 on the written examination, 213 on the computer-based examination, or 79 on the Internet-based examination. Students may also submit an IELTS score of 6.0. Tampa Bay Program All applicants must submit • proof of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university • proof of minimum 3.0 cumulative, prerequisite, and science/math GPAs and a grade of C (2.0) or better in each of the required prerequisite courses • p roof of official GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores from the ETS (Educational Testing Service) received no later than January 2 of the entry year – GRE scores must be no more than 10 years old. – A pplicants with an earnedmaster’s degree or higher are not required to have a GRE for consideration. – Both the GRE General Test and the GRE revised General Test will be accepted. – There is no required minimum GRE score. – The GRE is considered along with all other application requirements, including GPA, volunteer experience, educational maturity, and the interview. – S cores should be sent to PTCAS using the PTCAS GRE code for Nova Southeastern University: 7741. – T he Committee on Admissions will not consider the application until the official GRE scores are received. • three recommendations on the required PTCAS evaluation form All applicants must have • an understanding of the profession of physical therapy and current issues being addressed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA.org) • exposure to and/or understanding of physical therapy practice settings, such as outpatient, acute care, skilled nursing facilities, home health, and specialty practice settings IMPORTANT NOTE: Upon review of an applicant’s individual record, the Committee on Admissions may require additional coursework and/or testing as a condition of acceptance. The Professional D.P.T. Program does not accept transfer credits. NSU D.P.T. Programs Prerequisite Requirements* Course Title Required Credits Psychology/Sociology................................................................6 Fort Lauderdale—Any two of the following choices will be accepted: introduction/general psychology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, or introduction to sociology. Tampa Bay—One general psychology course and one additional sociology or psychology course are required. Statistics. ........................................................................................ 3 Biology............................................................................................ 3 Exercise physiology does not count as a biology course. Anatomy and Physiology............................................................8 Two semesters of anatomy and physiology OR one semester of anatomy and one semester of physiology will be accepted. (Lab is not required.) Chemistry. ......................................................................................8 Chemistry I and II, with labs—the lab is required. Physics.............................................................................................8 Physics I and II, with labs—the lab is required.

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