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Professional DPT Program - Fort Lauderdale Campus

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NSU DPT Fort Lauderdale Outcomes

Graduation Year 
Graduation Rate 
NPTE First-Time Pass Rate
NPTE Ultimate Pass Rate 
Employment Rate 
2022 86.0% 100% 100% 100%
2021 92.2% 95.5% 100% 100%
2020 94.0% 98.0% 100% 100%
2 year average (2021 and 2022) 89.0% 98.0% 100% 100%

Intellectual and Comprehensive Abilities (with or without reasonable accommodation) 

  1. Comprehend large amounts of information.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking to solve problems and evaluate outcomes.
  3. Integrate and apply information to make appropriate decisions.


Behavior and Professional Abilities /Communication (with or without reasonable accommodation) 

  1. Behave ethically and legally.
  2. Demonstrate professionalism in interactions with peers, instructors, and patients.
  3. Collaborate effectively and respectfully during teamwork.
  4. Demonstrate effective planning, organization, and time management.
  5. Accept feedback without defensiveness.
  6. Display effective verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills.
  7. Speak and write in proficient English.
  8. Adapt appropriately to unanticipated events and circumstances.
  9. Manage personal and environmental stress.
  10. Demonstrates initiative for professional growth, self-reflection and learning.
  11. Respect differences in others including ability, culture, ethnicity, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, or other characteristics of identity.


Physical and functional abilities (with or without reasonable accommodation) 

  1. Ability to move up to 50 # with safe biomechanical techniques or equipment.
  2. Ability to walk, bend/stoop, squat, stand, climb, reach, sit, crawl, kneel, and push/pull.
  3. Vision and hearing capacity sufficient to participate in all didactic and clinical portions of the program.
  4. Possess fine motor skills sufficient to participate in all didactic and clinical portions of the program.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to maintain safe body mechanics and respond appropriately to changes in the environment.
  6. Physical endurance capacity to fully participate in the didactic and clinical components of the program.

Professional Licensure Disclosure/Notification Statement

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program 

 Degree Title



       Doctor of Physical Therapy



Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement:  Nova Southeastern University, College of Health Care Sciences, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) accredited program of study. Graduation from a CAPTE accredited university is required in order to take the FSBPT licensure examination.  At this time, we have determined that the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program meets the educational degree completion requirements for licensure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.   

It is nonetheless strongly encouraged that students determine any additional (i.e. non-educational, jurisprudence exam) requirements for licensure in the state in which they seek to be licensed. Students should refer to their state licensing bodies, as well as, the Federation of State Boards for Physical Therapy for requirements for licensure. For licensing board contact information and approval status, please see

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Shari Rone-Adams, Chair, Physical Therapy Department at 954-262-1740 or

Current Events

Accreditation Information

The NSU Professional DPT is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia  22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 954-262-1662.


How to file a complaint with CAPTE

Complaints that fall outside of due process


Cost of Attendance 

Please review the DPT Financial Fact Sheet to gain understand of the costs associated with attending the Professional DPT Program. 

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) Student Handbook 

Our policies can be found in the PCHCS Student Handbook 

Admissions Counselor Contact

Contact PT Admissions Counselor, Rebecca L. Johnson, MS, Admission Counselor II- HPD, Health Professions Division, Office of Admissions, Enrollment and Student Services (954) 262-1111 or

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