As society’s need and respect for dedicated health professionals continues to skyrocket, there’s never been a better time for you to launch or advance your own health care career.

Few schools match the combination of career advantages Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences offers you.

If you’re passionate about building a successful health care career, NSU is your proven path — one respected by leaders and employers nationwide — to fully prepare you for what’s ahead.

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Health Care Sciences Areas of Study

Anesthesiologist Assistant

See why NSU’s CAAHEP-accredited Anesthesiologist Assistant program is a national standout.


NSU Au.D. grads enjoy a 100% employment rate. See where this clinically-driven program can take you.

Health and Human Performance

Learn first-hand from national fitness influencers and exercise science research pioneers.

Health Sciences

Join NSU Health Science grads in making big waves in clinical and nonclinical roles.

Occupational Therapy

Help patients resume daily activities with your ACOTE-accredited Master or Doctoral degree.

Physical Therapy

Give patients a priceless gift: better physical movement with less pain and more independence.

Physician Assistant

Our accredited PA programs help grads earn top patient care ratings by physicians and hospitals.

Respiratory Therapy

Follow in the footsteps of the therapists who emerged as inspiring heroes in a global health crisis.

Sonography Cardiovascular & Medical

Your images of organs, tissues and blood vessels make you a key player on every medical team.

Speech-Language Pathology

Create miraculous moments for autistic children, aging baby boomers and many others.

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Give Your Health Care Career the NSU Edge

Rare Interprofessional Experiences

NSU is one of only three U.S. universities with both M.D. and D.O. medical colleges, plus dental, optometry, nursing, and pharmacy colleges. We have virtually every allied health program under one roof. Collaborate with fellow students across disciplines, conducting research and treating patients. Integrated team skills like these before you even graduate are rare and valued highly by employers.

Breakthrough Learning Technology

NSU’s multi-million dollar investment in simulation technologies transforms your curriculum into leading-edge realism: this accelerates both your learning and clinical confidence. Fully functional, high-fidelity O.R. simulators, adult and pediatric human patient mannequins, specialized pre-and post-op labs, point-of-care ultrasound training (POCUS), are a few examples.

Strong Service Commitment

Community service is a rewarding and important part of your NSU degree program. Initiatives span wellness, fitness, health and medical care in rural and underserved areas; international mission trips; event participation; exams and wellness care for school kids; holiday programs for low-income families; and dozens more rewarding outreach efforts.

Diverse Clinicals

Build broader, deeper practitioner skills beyond the norm. Our public clinics treat a vast range of conditions and a diverse South Florida patient population — infants to elderly across multiple cultures, nationalities and ethnicities. Employers love seeing that depth of diversity on a C.V.

Always Evolving

Our curriculum and approach are shaped by changes in the profession — now more than ever. NSU faculty are experienced clinicians: they practice what they preach and vice versa. Each teaches the challenges they — and you — actually navigate.


All our degree programs are fully accredited, with several earning additional stringent accreditations that exceed many similar programs elsewhere.

Fast Facts

Leading-edge locations across Florida and in the U.K.
NSU Health Care Sciences programs are nationally accredited
Local clinical training sites within 30 miles of campus

The World Needs More Health Care Heroes: Join Us

As care teams across our nation and around the world fight together to combat this global pandemic and any other crises to come, you’ll graduate from NSU ready to hit the ground running. 

Your NSU Health Care Science program will challenge you. Inspire you. And prepare you to save more lives. From high-tech simulation labs to intimate class sizes to influential, supportive faculty to specialized clinicals, gain the NSU edge that helps you make a bigger difference. 

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See firsthand how a degree from NSU’s College of Health Care Sciences gives you an edge.


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