NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

398 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy English............................................................................................. 3 Composition or writing will be accepted. *Applied sciences are not acceptable for admission. All prerequisite courses must be completed before the first day of classes. No exceptions will be made. While not required, exercise physiology, biomechanics/kinesiology, public health, and motor control are strongly recommended prerequisite courses. The dean is empowered to evaluate the total qualification of every applicant and to modify requirements in unusual circumstance Background Checks Level I and Level II background checks are required for clinical practicum and internship placement. Some citations on the background checks may prevent a student frombeing assigned to, or result in the student being denied placement at, clinical sites. A student who cannot be placed at required clinical sites due to information of concern on his or her background check(s) may not be able to complete the program. Students are required to inform the program director immediately if any circumstance has happened in the past, or occurs during the student’s tenure in the program, which may impact the background check. Computer Requirements D.P.T. Program—Fort Lauderdale Campus System Requirements Laptop Computer Students are required to have a laptop computer with a built-in webcam and updated operating systems. The computer and/or tablet must have capability for the following functions: • wireless Internet capability • word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word) • presentation software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint) • video editing software (e.g., Movie maker, I Movie) Accessories • external charging devices/power supply • c omputer privacy filter, which blacks out the view from side angles (outside 60 degrees) D.P.T. Program—Tampa Bay Regional Campus System Requirements Laptop Computer Students are required to have a laptop computer with a built-in webcam and updated operating systems. The computer and/or tablet must have capability for the following functions: • wireless Internet capability • word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word) • presentation software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint) • video editing software (e.g., Movie maker, I Movie) RecommendedWeb Browsers • Most recent version of Chrome or Firefox High Speed Internet Connection • Broadband connection: At least 10-15 mbps Word Processor and Presentation Software • Microsoft Office Suite (Office365 free to NSU students) or Apple pages, keynote, numbers Photo Capability • Camera Device with the ability to produce still photos and a photo file. Acceptable file formats are jpg. N ote: many cell phones are capable of this and are acceptable as long as the photo quality is adequate. • Photo editing software It may be necessary to edit or format photos for assignment There are free apps available. – Windows App Store: microsoft.com/en-us/store/b/home – i Photo and Preview for Mac (both free in App Store, included in Operating System) Video Capability • Video Camera Device with ability to record video and produce a video file. Acceptable file formats are wmv, mp4, and mov. N ote: many photo cameras and cell phones have this capability. Either is acceptable as long as the video quality is adequate. • Web Cam for the purposes of web-based communication with classmates or faculty members N ote: many laptops come with integrated webcams, which are acceptable. • Video editing software I t may be necessary to edit or format videos for assignments.

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