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Physical Therapy (Professional DPT - Tampa Bay)

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The Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program located at Nova Southeastern University's Tampa Bay Regional Campus is an entry-level program that blends face-to-face and online teaching using multi-media and engaging teaching strategies. Our close-knit learning community is designed for those who desire learning options that support geographical, financial, family, or learning style needs. Blended classes foster active learning strategies in order for students to apply learning to clinical practice.

Delivery Method

The NSU DPT-Tampa Bay Program uses a blended form of delivery for all classes. Blended learning combines online and face-to-face instruction to create a distinct learning experience.  Three times a semester, students travel to the Tampa Bay Regional Campus for a five-day, in person institute (Wednesday - Sunday).

Hybrid classes include asynchronous activities, synchronous experiences, and face-to-face experiences. 


  • Work is performed by students at times/locations of choice
  • Watch recorded online lectures & videos
  • Read course materials
  • Interact with peers and faculty in emails and discussions
  • Work in virtual groups
  • Take online quizzes
  • Do assignments and skill practice


  • Faculty and students meet at the same time electronically
  • Collaborate: Students hear/see faculty in real time 
  • Video chat/phone/Skype/Zoom sessions 


  • Faculty and students meet together at the Tampa Bay Regional Campus
  • Practice hands on skills that were demonstrated online
  • Get feedback from faculty on hands-on skills
  • Apply learning to cases 
  • Work with real patients inside the PT classroom
  • Take practical exams and written exams


Video Correction Note - In our revised curriculum, students come to campus every 5 weeks of the semester for a 5-day, intensive experience held Wednesday – Sunday.

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NSU DPT Tampa Bay Outcomes

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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

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