Better Movement for Patients. Brighter Future for You.

As a physical therapist, your training is a life-changing gift to patients. Restoring their independence. Reducing or eliminating pain. Avoiding the risks and complications of surgery, side effects from long-term medication reliance, or doing the research to determine the most effective treatments. You give people of all ages a brighter tomorrow.

Your career future is equally as bright, given the soaring 22% growth rate and strong earnings PTs enjoy through 2028, according to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

What Makes Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Physical Therapy Programs Your Best Choice?

As you consider which PT program assures you the strongest career advantages, here’s why NSU’s PT programs merit the top spot:  

PT Education Across the Continuum

NSU prides itself on offering a full range of PT education.  From the entry-level, professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) programs to the blended PT Ph.D. program.  From Residency Training for those seeking additional training in specific areas of PT to offering licensed PTs continuing education programs.  NSU offers post-graduate Neurologic PT and Orthopedic PT Residency as well as one of the few Faculty Residency programs for those interested in making the transition to a full-time academic position.

Highly Satisfied Graduates 

There’s no better source than alumni to get the real scoop on a degree program. NSU P.T. alumni give NSU’s P.T. programs top marks in post-graduation surveys on curriculum, faculty support, clinicals, research and more.

Strong Word of Mouth  

Our grads do more than score us highly: they actively refer others. Many applicants learn about us and apply, based upon the recommendations of P.T. alumni and clinical students they met. 

Launch a brighter future for yourself — and thousands of appreciative patients. Apply now.

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Physical Therapist Programs

Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Choose our three-year Fort Lauderdale D.P.T. or four-year Tampa Bay D.P.T. program (latter is ideal for working adults). Both programs prepare you for licensure and clinical practice.

Ph.D. in Physical Therapy

Your goal is teaching or research - shaping the future of the P.T. profession. This rigorous Ph.D. program elevates your knowledge while providing online flexibility. Advance your career from anywhere in the world.

Physical Therapy Residency

Post-professional opportunities in Neurologic, Orthopedic, or Faculty Residency

Continuing Education

NSU is proud to host a variety of P.T. certification programs, including the Manual Therapy Certification Program.

Fast Facts

CAPTE Accredited

NSU D.P.T. programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).


Our D.P.T. Fort Lauderdale program has a two-year graduate employment rate and NPTE Ultimate Pass Rate of 100%.


Job demand for physical therapists is projected to grow 22% from 2018 to 2028, “much faster than average” compared to all other occupations.

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Learn from Leaders in Physical Therapy

Every NSU Physical Therapy faculty member is an experienced practitioner and educator — many are also conference speakers, prominent industry thought leaders and active participants in state, national and international organizations. Most importantly, our faculty are deeply invested in your success. NSU’s low staff-to-student ratio is strictly maintained so that you get more individualized attention and support throughout your program. That extra dedication is a big reason for our graduates’ high program satisfaction ratings and enthusiastic referrals.

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