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Professional DPT Program - Fort Lauderdale Campus

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The full-time Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program located at Nova Southeastern University's Fort Lauderdale campus is a 3 year traditional, campus-based program. Students are admitted in the summer semester and graduate with an entry-level doctorate in physical therapy. The program includes integrated clinical experiences throughout the first 2 years of the curriculum, including two 4-week full-time clinical rotations, and 40 weeks of full-time clinical experiences in the 3rd year. While on campus, student-learning experiences occur in a combination of traditional instruction, case based interactive learning, and clinical lab skills training. 

Graduates will be awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree upon satisfactory completion of graduation requirements which include passing all didactic and clinical coursework, passing a comprehensive examination, completing 20 hours of preapproved service learning activities, successfully complete professional DPT student portfolio, and demonstrating professional behavior consistent with the APTA core values.

The NSU Professional DPT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org: website:http://www.capteonline.org

**Please note: The official catalog of the NSU College of Health Care Sciences, Physical Therapy Program, is the governing document for all program-related information. Consequently, if there is any conflict between the information contained online and that contained in the catalog, the information in the catalog prevails.

DPT Class 

Graduation Rate

Ultimate Licensure Pass Rate

Employment Rate* 

2016

94%

100%

100%

2015

95%

100%

100%

2014

93%

100%

100%

3 year average 

94%

100%

100%

*Employment rate 6 months after passing licensure exam (gathered by alumni survey data)

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