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Physical Therapy (PhD)


Upcoming online open house: June 20, 2024 at 7 pm EST.

To sign up to attend the June open house or for more information about the PhD PT at NSU, please register here:


About Program

Program Objective

To prepare leaders in the profession of physical therapy that can serve as change agents in the profession to address health issues through the life span, negotiate/advocate services for clients, educate clients and students, consult with organizations, and contribute to the profession through research.

Target Applicant

This program is for physical therapists interested in obtaining skills needed for academic/research careers.


The distance hybrid program allows students to participate from anywhere in the world. Students come to our Fort Lauderdale campus twice a year, during winter and fall semesters, for 1-3 days, depending on course selection. There is no required on-campus time during the summer semester, except for students taking certain elective courses.

Admissions and Curriculum Information

Please use the left-side menu, PhD PT section (top menu if browsing on a phone), to explore more details about our program including how to apply, admissions criteria, and curricular plan.

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