NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy 399 There are free apps available. – Windows App Store: microsoft.com/en-us/store/b/home – iMovie for Mac (included with operating system, App Store) – Y ouTube Edi tor : youtube.com/create_detai l/ YouTubeVideoEditor • Video Player Software • Windows Media Player, QuickTime Audio Capability • External Microphone A quality microphone is required. This can be a headset or microphone-only model. Note: many laptops come with integrated microphones; these frequently offer inadequate sound quality. NSU Student Technology Support The Office of Innovation and Information Technology (OIIT) offers a wide variety of technological resources to support NSU’s students. It is recommended you explore the following resource websites. OIIT Homepage for students: nova.edu/oiit Help Desk: nova.edu/help/students (954) 262-HELP (4357) • 800-541-6682 Hardware Discounts/Free Software: Personal computer discount pricing is available for NSU students through NSU. Free Software is also available for download for our students. nova.edu/compromo.html Technical Standards/Essential Functions of the D.P.T Student The professional PT programs have a responsibility to the public to assure that graduates can become fully competent and caring physical therapists who are capable of providing benefit and doing no harm. Individuals admitted and retained in these programs must possess the intelligence, integrity, compassion, humanitarian concerns, physical and emotional capacity, communication skills, and professionalism necessary to practice physical therapy. To this end, all entry-level D.P.T. students must meet the requirements outlined in the Technical Standards/Essential Functions of the D.P.T. Student document on admission and while matriculating through the programs. To view the form, visit healthsciences.nova.edu/ptessentials. Application Procedures Both Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy programs participate in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). To apply, follow the procedures below. 1. Complete the online PTCAS application at portal.ptcas.org. PTCAS applications open July 1. All applicants to the Professional D.P.T. program must apply online. Refer to the PTCAS website for each program’s application deadline. As part of application, please enter contact information (email preferred) for three professional references into PTCAS. (Professional references are individuals other than relatives, such as academic instructors and professors, health professionals, work supervisors, or volunteer supervisors.) PTCAS will supply these references with evaluation forms to be filled out and returned. 2. Send all official transcripts to PTCAS. Ensure official transcripts are mailed directly to PTCAS from the registrar’s office of each graduate and undergraduate institution attended. PTCAS P.O. Box 9112 Watertown, MA 02471 For information, contact PTCAS at ptcasinfo@ptcas.org or (617) 612-2040. 3. Have GRE scores sent to PTCAS (NSU school code is 7741) or directly to NSU’s EPS at Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905 GRE scores must be less than 10 years old. 4. Complete the supplemental application that is available online once NSU has received the PTCAS application. Please follow the instructions to complete and submit the supplemental application and $50 fee by January 10 for the Tampa Bay program and by January 31 for the Fort Lauderdale program. (Note: Applicants can apply to the Tampa Bay Program, Fort Lauderdale Program, or both programs.) Note: Transfer credits are not accepted for the D.P.T. programs. What happens after I apply? Once NSU receives the PTCAS application, supplemental application, and $50 application fee, your file will be reviewed by the admissions counselor. If you are missing any required application materials, the admissions counselor will contact you. Upon receipt of the completed application and required credentials, the Committee on Admissions will review the

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