The BHSc program will admit entry-level and mid-level clinicians, allied health professionals and health care administrators with diverse education, work, and life experiences who have demonstrated capacity to pursue the course of study and increasingly responsible positions in health care. Areas of consideration include application content, academic record, prior health care experience, 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.
- Prior to matriculation, all applicants must have completed 3 semester hours (or the equivalent) of college level written composition course from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum grade of a C (GPA of 2.0 on a four point grading scale).
- An associate’s degree in a professional field of health from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6 on a 4.0 grading scale OR a post-high school level diploma or certificate of completion in a field of health care with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6 on a 4.0 grading scale. In order for this coursework and education to be considered for credit, an applicant may be required to submit a student-prepared learning portfolio requesting assessment of prior experiences for academic credit. This will describe all traditional, online, military, and other health care education, as well as work-related experience and health care-related conferences attended. A resume or CV, transcripts, and/or official documentation of attendance must accompany all prior learning portfolios. The admissions committee will review the portfolio to determine the amount of credit given for prior learning.
- Documented evidence demonstrating education or experience in the health care field within the past five years.
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 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 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.