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Professional DPT Program - Fort Lauderdale Campus

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Application Procedures

The Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Nova Southeastern University participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) for admission. The PTCAS may take up to 6 weeks for verifying supporting documents. Therefore, early application is highly recommended.

  • Complete the online PTCAS application between July 15 and December 15. All applicants to the Professional DPT program must apply online at https://portal.ptcas.org/.
  • Send the following supporting documents directly to PTCAS:

    • An official transcript from the registrars of all colleges and universities attended (This must be mailed directly to PTCAS by the college or university.)
    • Contact information (Email addresses preferred) for three (3) individuals, other than relatives, such as academic instructors and professors, health professionals, work supervisors, or volunteer supervisors. At least one of the individuals referenced must be a physical therapist.

PTCAS
P.O. Box 9112
Watertown, MA 02471
ptcasinfo@ptcas.org
(617) 612-2040

  • Once the PTCAS application has been received by Nova Southeastern University, a supplemental application will be made available online. Please follow the instructions to complete and submit the supplemental application and fee by January 31. Applicants can apply to the Tampa Program, Fort Lauderdale Program, or both programs.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores to PTCAS:

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services
3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329

The NSU code number is 7741. GRE scores must be less than five years old.

Once NSU received the GRE scores, the PTCAS application, the supplemental application, and the $50 application fee, your file will be reviewed by the admissions counselor. The applicant will not be considered until all of the requirements have been met. Upon receipt of the completed application and required credentials, the Committee on Admissions will review the 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 on Admissions decision once the file has been reviewed and an interview completed if required.

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