NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

400 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy application. The Committee on Admissions may or may not require a phone or personal interview. An invitation to appear for an interview should not be construed by the applicant as evidence of acceptance. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision via the admissions counselor. Please note that PTCAS may take up to six weeks to verify supporting documents. The university does not receive the application from PTCAS until the verification has been completed. Once received by the university, the application is processed in a timely manner, but there may be a lag time of three–four months between the time the application is submitted and the time the student receives a decision from the admissions committee. Therefore, early application is highly recommended. Interviews Fort Lauderdale—Applicants may be interviewed on a caseby-case basis. Students are notified of their status (accept, hold, deny) beginning in December. Tampa Bay—Selected applicants to the Professional D.P.T. Program will be invited to a face-to-face interview on NSU’s Tampa Bay Regional Campus in February. Undergraduate/Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Dual Admission Program Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division has established a dual admission programwith Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Arts and Sciences for a select number of highly motivated, qualified students seeking to pursue both an undergraduate degree and professional studies in physical therapy. Candidates must maintain a specified GPA and achieve acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Students will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from the Halmos College upon completion of degree requirements. Students will receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree upon completion of the three-year D.P.T. curriculum in Fort Lauderdale or four-years in Tampa Bay. For complete information and requirements, contact the Office of Admissions, Halmos College of Arts and Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796. Tuition and Fees Tuition and fees are equivalent for the Fort Lauderdale and Tampa Bay programs; however the three-year tuition is prorated over four years for the Tampa Bay program. Tuition for 2021–2022 will be posted on our website (healthsciences.nova.edu/pt/dpt/tuition_fees.html). All tuition and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice. Acceptance Fee—$500. 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. Deposit—$500. The deposit is due by March 30 and is under the same terms as the acceptance fee. A Physical 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. All tuition charges and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice. The first semester’s tuition and fees, less the $1,000 previously paid, are due on or before the appropriate 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 is important because of the limited number of positions available in each class. Applicants should have specific plans for financing 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 throughout the program. Students may avail themselves of the hospitalization insurance plan obtainable through the university. Requirements for Graduation Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy—Fort Lauderdale • maintain student American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) membership throughout the program • successfully complete the required credits of didactic and clinical coursework • successfully complete professional D.P.T. student portfolio

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