Physical Therapy Brochure | College of Health Care Sciences

Nova Southeastern University | 7 PROFESSIONAL D.P.T. PROGRAMS OVERVIEW PROFESSIONAL DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAMS Student selection is based on cumulative grade point average (GPA), prior academic performance, work experience, references, completed application, and recommendations. The programs are offered on two campuses. In both programs, students are exposed to integrated patient experiences throughout the curriculum. These take the form of patient experiences within the classroom and at clinical sites within the community. OBJECTIVE The programs prepare competent, skilled, entry-level physical therapists. TARGET APPLICANTS Individuals who are interested in a career in the dynamic profession of physical therapy should apply. FORT LAUDERDALE PROGRAM • three-year, campus-based curriculum • classroom/clinical instruction five days per week • class mix features traditional instruction, interactive learning, and clinical lab skills training • students have option to complete a faculty member-mentored research capstone project TAMPA BAY PROGRAM • four-year, blended curriculum • online and face-to-face instruction • online instruction includes interactive videos, discussions, cases, and assignments • on-site instruction occurs Thursday through Sunday once per month • on-campus sessions focus on clinical lab skills training and clinical reasoning • students must complete an evidence-based capstone project prior to graduation • designed for individuals who need to work at least part time BOTH PROGRAMS • expose students to integrated experiences in the classroom and at clinical sites • culminate in eight months of full-time clinical internships • award graduates a D.P.T. degree upon satisfactory completion of all graduation requirements