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Physical Therapy (Professional DPT - Tampa)

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Application Procedures

The Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Nova Southeastern University - Tampa participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) for admission. The PTCAS may take up to 6 weeks for verifying supporting documents. Therefore, early application is highly recommended.


NSU DPT-Tampa participates in the PTCAS Early Decision program. For information regarding PTCAS Early Decision please visit the PTCAS Early DecisionPlease keep in mind that some of the requirements to qualify for early decision are different than the general application requirements. 

Once the PTCAS application has been received by Nova Southeastern University, a supplemental application will be made available online. Please follow the instructions to complete and submit the supplemental application and fee by the specific deadline. Please note, applications cannot be reviewed until the supplemental application has been completed and received. To be eligible for the first interview date (January 15, 2019), it is highly recommended that the supplemental application is submitted by December 17, 2018. 

Once NSU receives the GRE scores, the PTCAS application, the supplemental application, and the $50 application fee, your file will be reviewed by the admissions counselor. Upon receipt of the completed application and required credentials, the Committee on Admission will select applicants to be invited for an on-campus interview.  An invitation for an interview should not be construed by the applicant as evidence of acceptance.  

As of 2017, NSU DPT-Tampa admission process is no longer using a rolling admissions format

  • ALL early decision applicants will be reviewed at one time following the early decision deadline of 8/15/18 
  • ALL non-early decision applicants will be reviewed at one time following the application deadline of 12/17/18 

Early Decision General Application
PTCAS Application
Wednesday - August 15, 2018 Monday - December 17, 2018
NSU Supplemental Application
Saturday - September 1, 2018

Recommended: Monday - December 17, 2018 

Firm deadline: January 15, 2019 
On-campus Interview Dates Thursday - September 13, 2018

Tuesday - January 15, 2019 
Tuesday - February 12, 2019


Applicants can always check the status of their application by logging into their webstar account 

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