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Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program - Fort Lauderdale 

The Professional DPT Program located at Nova Southeastern University's Fort Lauderdale campus is a three (3) year entry-level doctorate which prepares a physical therapist for clinical practice.

The Professional DPT 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.  

For program and admissions information, contact Sylvana Gubiotti, admissions counselor at (954) 262-1267 or cgubiott@nova.edu.

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Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program - Tampa Bay

The Blended Professional DPT Program located at Nova Southeastern University's Tampa Bay Regional Campus is a flexible program that combines online and face-to-face learning for instruction and feedback on hands-on skills. The curriculum mirrors the DPT program at NSU Fort Lauderdale except that it is completed in four (4) years instead of three (3). Students attend classes at the Tampa Bay Regional Campus four (4) days per month. The fourth year of the program consists of full-time clinical internships in a variety of settings.

The Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program - Tampa Bay at Nova Southeastern University 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

For program and admissions information, contact Jason Barshay, assistant director at (813) 574-5286 or barshay@nova.edu.

Transition Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (TDPT)

The Transition Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is a post-graduate program designed for working physical therapists that want to advance their clinical knowledge and skills to that of the Doctor of Physical Therapy. The T-DPT Program accepted its charter class in June, 2002. This program is delivered primarily online, augmented with on campus sessions once per semester. Physical therapists with either a bachelor's or master's degree are eligible to apply for admittance.

Doctor of Philosophy Program (Ph.D., PT)

The Doctor of Philosophy Program is the first Ph.D. in Physical Therapy degree program in the nation that is offered in a distance education format with minimum residence requirement. The Ph.D., PT program is designed for physical therapists whose professional interests include both the aspiration to teach and the commitment to research. This program is for practicing physical therapists that entered the profession through master and doctoral (or T-DPT) degrees. For further information, please contact Dr. Samuel Cheng.

Nova Southeastern University’s Department of Physical Therapy prepares professional and postprofessional physical therapists with the skills, knowledge, and values to effectively practice, educate, lead, and research in Interprofessional and technologically advanced environments. The curricula support expertise in the movement system and foster clinical inquiry and reasoning, professionalism, and evidence-based practice. The programs embrace diversity; facilitate accessibility to physical therapist education through innovative, instructional delivery models; and promote intellectual curiosity, reflection, and lifelong learning skills. Faculty members, students, and alumni collaborate to actively lead and participate in the profession through scholarship, service, collaboration, and mentoring. The programs advocate for the health needs of society and serve those in need of physical therapy locally, nationally, and globally.

The vision of the Physical Therapy Programs at Nova Southeastern University is to excel and be nationally recognized for the development of professional and post professional physical therapists who dedicate themselves to the profession and the community through clinical practice, education, research and civic engagement. A foundation will be built upon the principles of best practice, interprofessional collaboration, cultural competence and value-based consumer-centered services. Faculty and graduates will be leaders in the profession locally, nationally and internationally, supporting innovation and access to services across the healthcare continuum. 

 

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