Please view below for general and track-specific admissions requirements and how to apply to the program. They are subject to change at any time as per the University.
The BHSc program will admit entry-level, mid-level clinicians, allied health professionals. health care administrators and applicants with diverse education, work, and life experiences who demonstrate the desire and capacity to pursue the course of study in health and increasingly responsible positions in health care. Areas of consideration include application content, academic record, prior health care experience, health care related volunteerism, letters of evaluation and personal motivation. In special circumstances, a personal interview with members of the committee may be required (phone interview may be substituted). All interview expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.
The 30 credit minimum may be achieved through traditional undergraduate education credits or credits awarded for professional certification or a combination thereof.
All applicants must show evidence of computer skills through course work or self-study prior to the end of the first term. Students may obtain instruction through the NSU Student Microcomputer Laboratory or other training facilities.
It should be noted that many criteria, in addition to academic credentials, play a role in the admission process for the B.H.Sc. program. While the program allows the student to demonstrate academic capability, it does not assure admission to any professional school. Admission to the B.H.Sc. will not guarantee admission to any other program of Nova Southeastern University.
Upon receipt of the completed application, fees, credentials and transcripts, the Admissions Officers and the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences will review all material for evidence of the proper education, training and background to enter the B.H.Sc.
The university reserves the right to modify any requirements on an individual basis as deemed necessary by the dean of the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences.
Assessment of Prior Experiences for Academic Credit
NSU has established different mechanism for students to convert their prior learning experiences into academic credit. For further information, visit the Office of Transfer Evaluation Services Web site.
The B.H.Sc. program offers three start dates per year.
Applications are accepted year round. In order to be considered for any start date an application must be submitted at least oe month prior to start date. To ensure that your application receives prompt consideration, you should apply early.
The B.H.Sc. Committee on Admissions will not consider an application until all required fees, credentials, transcripts, and supporting documentation have been received by NSU's office of Enrollment Processing Services.
Candidates for admission are responsible for the submission of:
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The entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) Program selects students based on grade point average (GPA), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, a written essay, letters of recommendation, and an interview. These scores will be factored into the rubric that the department uses in evaluating applicant qualifications. Strong candidates will also demonstrate concern for people of diverse backgrounds, as well as the ability to use judgment, insight, and reasoning.
Upon successful completion of the B.H.Sc. degree, the above requirements, and an interview with the admissions team of the NSU Occupational Therapy Program, students will be offered a seat in the NSU Doctor of Occupational Therapy Hybrid Program at NSU's regional campus in Tampa, FL. (OTD). This interview will be scheduled after the completed application has been submitted.
For more information about admissions requirements for the entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, visit healthsciences.nova.edu/ot or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800-356-0026, ext. 21101 or Tampa: (813) 574-5278.