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Physical Therapy (PhD)

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Ph.D. in Physical Therapy

Admissions Contact:
Rebecca L. Johnson
(954) 262 1111

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Application Procedures

All of the following documents must be received by our admissions office by July 26 for Fall admission. 

  1. A completed application form along with a non-refundable application fee of $50.
  2. Official transcripts from all undergraduate, professional, and graduate institutions attended, sent directly to the NSU Office of Enrollment Processing Services from other institutions.
  3. Three letters of evaluation from individuals who can evaluate applicant's performance as a physical therapist and/or the applicant's potential for doctoral studies. One of them must come from a physical therapy professor with a terminal research doctoral degree.
  4. A statement of purpose indicating professional and research interests (see instructions).
  5. If applicable for foreign applicants, English proficiency scores from TOEFL, Cambridge, IELTS, etc. See NSU's language proficiency requirements for more information.

NOTE: An interview may also be required at program director's discretion after initial application review. 

Please contact the admissions office (see bottom of page for contact info) if you have any questions regarding application submission.

Foreign Coursework

Coursework taken at a foreign institution must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by one of the three agencies listed below.

  • Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) *
    124 West Street South, 3rd Floor
    Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Phone: (703) 684-8406*
    *This agency specializes in evaluation for U.S. PT licensure.
  • International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (ICD)
    3600 Market Street
    Suite 450
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Phone: (215) 243-5858Fax: (215) 349-0026
  • International Education Research Foundation, Inc. (IERF)
    PO Box 3665
    Culver City, CA 90231-3655, USA
    Phone: (310) 258-9451Fax: (310) 342-7086 

All admissions materials must be sent to:

Enrollment Processing Services
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-9905

Applicant Evaluation

After an evaluation of their credentials, qualified applicants may be contacted for a phone or online interview.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact admissions counselor Ms. Rebecca Johnson at or (954) 262-1111.

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