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Physical Therapy Orientation

Welcome to the NSU Professional DPT (PDPT) Program!

This page is for students who have been accepted into the NSU DPT Class of 2021!

Please watch for e mails providing important information about orientation and preparing for your start in the PDPT program. Orientation and classes begin May 21, 2018. Visit the College of Health Care Sciences orientation webpage for important prearrival information. 

Our PDPT Program Student Ambassadors have created a welcome packet for you which outlines a month-by-month list of items to help you prepare for your entrance to PT school! This, and other important information, can be found in the box marked "Ready, Set, Go: Transition to PT School."

We are excited for your arrival and look forward to being a part of your education! 

If you have difficulty registering or have additional questions, please contact LaToya Hanna, PDPT Academic Support Coordinator at (954) 262-1664 or

Dear Students:

The faculty and staff in the Department of Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) extend a warm welcome to the incoming class of Doctor of Physical Therapy students. Nova Southeastern University would like to congratulate you on your acceptance and admission to our program. You have taken the first steps in pursuit of a wonderful and fulfilling career in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University. The faculty and staff are looking forward to working with your class in a collaborative effort that will culminate with your graduation as Doctors of Physical Therapy (DPT). Our goal is to graduate physical therapists with exemplary qualities fully prepared to assume leadership roles in the health care marketplace. With your active participation and our resolute efforts, your journey towards the fulfillment of your dream of being physical therapists should be fully realized.

You are joining a program with solid past and an exciting future, and we expectantly look forward to you joining us in May. By joining Nova Southeastern University’s Physical Therapy Program, you have also chosen to be a part of a progressive physical therapy program. Since the inception of the program in 1994, we have graduated over 700 physical therapists that have proudly taken their place in the health care arena, and have made, and are continuing to make valuable contributions to the health of our citizens around the nation. Here are some additional benefits of attending our program:

  • A fully accredited PT program
  • A low faculty to student ratio
  • A qualified and experienced PT faculty
  • A multicultural faculty
  • Modern, state-of-the-art, and technologically advanced facilities
  • A program located on a beautiful campus in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • An opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration
  • An innovative Clinical Education program
  • One to one student mentor - mentee program

Please visit our webpages on this website which give valuable information you need before you arrive on campus. Visit each page to make sure you are prepared to start the program. Our students have prepared an informational video tour for you. See below!

In addition, please review the provided links for important new student orientation information.

We are excited about this new class and we look forward to your time with us. Thank you for choosing Nova Southeastern University, and please know that we stand ready to work with you and serve you as you journey through the program.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions over the next few months before classes start.  


Jennifer Canbek, PT, PhD, NCS

Professional DPT Program Director, Associate Professor


Ready, Set, Go! Transition to PT School

Please go to each link below for important information for your transition to PT school!

Ambassador Welcome Packet

Registration, Dress Code, Schedules, Book Lists

Equipment and Technology Requirements 

DPT Student Essential Functiona/Technical Standards 

Class of 2021 Facebook Group

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