NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy 423 Requirements for Graduation In order to be eligible for the Ph.D. degree, students shall • be of good moral character • complete a minimum of 60 semester hours of coursework • successfully pass the comprehensive examination • satisfactorily complete the program requirements for the degree with a minimum grade of B in each course • satisfactorily meet all financial and library obligations • successfully complete and defend their dissertation and have it approved. Students will have up to seven years to complete the degree requirements. Course of Study For students holding a master’s, entry-level master’s, or doctoral degree in physical therapy: Requirements Semester Hours Required HPD core courses.........................................................12 Required PT core courses............................................................23 Elective courses..............................................................................9 Dissertation................................................................................... 16 Students may transfer up to 6 credits from an accredited postprofessional or advanced degree program (doctoral level only). Final determination of acceptable transfer credits will be at the discretion of the program director. Courses will be conducted in a distance-hybrid format and as independent study under faculty supervision. The distance education format enables students to continue their practice as physical therapists while earning the degree. The distance education program does require students to be in residence on campus twice per year for two days per registered course. Graduates will be awarded the Ph.D. degree upon satisfactory completion of all degree requirements. Foreign Coursework Coursework taken at a foreign institution must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization, such as one of the services listed following. • World Education Services, Inc. Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087 New York, NY 10274-5087 (212) 966-6311 • 800-361-3106 • wes.org • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants 7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami, FL 33173 (305) 273-1616 • (305) 273-1338 fax info@jsilny.org • jsilny.org • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. 101 West Pleasant Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53212-3963 (414) 289-3400 • ece.org • Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy* (FCCPT) 124 West Street South Third Floor Alexandria VA 22314 (703) 684-8406 • fccpt.org • International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. 3600 Market Street Suite 450 Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215) 243-5858 • icdeval.com * This agency specializes in evaluation for U.S. PT licensure. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service to Nova Southeastern University, Enrollment Processing Services, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy Admissions, 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905. Doctoral Tuition and Fees Tuition for 2021–2022 (subject to change by the board of trustees without notice)will be posted on our website (nova.edu/pt/dpt). An NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 maximum and a Physical Therapy General Access Fee of $145 are also required annually. Additionally, a registration fee of $30 is required each semester. The first term’s tuition and fees are due on registration day. Tuition for each subsequent semester is due on the appropriate registration day.

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