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Physical Therapy (Professional DPT - Tampa Bay)

Frequently Asked Questions

The PTCAS application generally opens in mid-June.  PTCAS Application

Please visit our Application Procedures page for a list of all important application dates

After a review of your application, The Committee on Admissions determines which applicants, who have met all admissions criteria, are invited for an interview.

Yes.  Once your application has been verified by PTCAS, the admissions department will send the applicant a link to complete the NSU supplemental application.   Please note, it can take up to 6 weeks for your PTCAS application and supporting documents to be verified.  

Once your PTCAS application has been verified and received by Nova Southeastern University, a link to the supplemental application will be emailed to you within 5 business days. Please follow the instructions to complete and submit the NSU supplemental application and fee by the specific deadline. Be sure to check your junk/spam folder for the application link and if you do not receive it, please email Jeffrey Jurkas at  Please note, applications cannot be reviewed until the supplemental application has been completed and received.

If you have not completed all admissions requirements (for example, your bachelor’s degree or prerequisite courses) you may still be considered by the Committee on Admissions. Please see Admissions Requirements for details.

The first term of each cohort begins during the Fall Semester which is typically at the end of August each year.

This program takes 3 1/3 years to complete. The final 9 months are spent in full-time clinical internships.

Tuition is the same as the Traditional Face-to-Face program in Ft. Lauderdale, but it is prorated over the 3 1/3 years.

Some students may work part-time during the didactic curriculum; however, this is dependent upon each student’s capabilities. The flexible format of the program may afford students the opportunity to work part-time; however, it is important to keep in mind that this is still a full-time doctoral program.

Upon confirmation that the application is complete, and the applicant meets the minimum admission requirements, the application will be sent to the Committee on Admissions for review. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview at the Tampa Bay Regional Campus. Interview dates can be found here.

Yes.  But applications will not be reviewed until all required items are properly submitted.  

For pre-application questions contact:
Jason Barshay (last names A-M) at (813-574-5286)
Maria Angie Mateu (last names N-Z) at (813-574-5287)

If you have fully submitted an application for the current admissions cycle
and have questions related to admissions, please contact:
Holly Brennan at 813-574-5278 or

To keep class sizes small, we anticipate a class of 43-46 students each year. 

Students may obtain financial aid from public and/or private sources.  Part of planning for entry should include planning for the financial situation faced by our students. For specific questions regarding financial aid, please visit NSU Financial Aid Office

No.  The flexibility of the DPT-Tampa Bay program allows students to live where they would like.  Our students live all across the continental United States.

No. The DPT-Tampa Bay program is delivered with a thoughtful and purposeful blending of face-to-face and online instruction. Every five weeks students are required to attend the face-to-face weekend institute. These institutes occur Wednesday - Sunday and are almost always five weeks apart from one another. Sometimes the institutes are more than five weeks apart due to various breaks and holidays.

Yes.  Attendance of all weekend institutes is mandatory.

Students in this blended DPT program have access to faculty via several methods including but not limited to: appointments scheduled face to face, online through Zoom or Teams.

Yes. The faculty members work full-time for the program. The only exception is the adjunct faculty members who teach a few classes within the curriculum.

PTCAS GRE Code:  7741

Send your official transcripts and GRE scores to:

P.O. Box 9112
Watertown, MA 02471


No. During clinical internships, students do not come to the Tampa Bay Campus.

After completion of your final internship, students return to the Tampa Bay Campus for one week to prepare for graduation and the licensure examination.
GRE scores must be no more than 5 years old. However, the GRE requirement is waived for individuals who have previously completed a graduate degree.
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