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Faculty Residency Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is offering a non-clinical Faculty Residency Program, starting January 2019. The mission of the NSU PT Faculty Residency Program is to develop well-prepared, competent faculty by providing a supportive, mentored environment in a manner that fosters excellence in teaching, service, scholarship, and governance in academia. The 18 month program consists of a didactic portion which focuses on interactive learning in 4 key pillars of academia: teaching, scholarship, service and academic governance. Residents receive one to one mentoring with a physical therapy faculty member as they integrate the didactic components of the curriculum into academic experiences. The curriculum is delivered in a hybrid format (i.e., primarily distance with some face-to-face components), allowing residents to work full-time while enrolled in the program. Mentored teaching, research, and service experiences will be customized, based on the resident’s career development goals.

Why a faculty residency? 


This 18-month residency program begins in January and consists of four semesters of coursework accompanied by mentorship from experienced faculty members. Major content areas include:

Teaching: educational theory, curriculum design, instructional delivery, student assessment

  • Scholarship: research design, grant writing, policies and regulation of research, dissemination
  • Service: faculty roles, types of service, committee work, influence of service on teaching/learning
  • Governance: classification and structure of academic institutions, promotion, accreditation, academic legal and ethical issues, collaboration, advisement

Coursework is accompanied by individual mentorship from an experienced faculty member, designed to fit the needs of the individual resident.

During the last half of the Program residents will be assigned to teach in a course in the NSU Professional DPT curriculum. This experience will be in collaboration with faculty mentors.


  • Art & Science of Teaching & Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Mentorship & Practice I


  • Step into Scholarship
  • NSU Grant Education
  • IRB Training
  • Mentorship & Practice II


  • Leadership & Management
  • Mentorship & Practice III


  • Conflict Prevention & Management
  • Mentorship & Practice IV




Minimum Requirements  

  • A physical therapist who holds a valid and current US physical therapist license
  • Desire to transition into an academic role or develop as a novice academician
  • Evidence of teaching experience, such as serving as a CI or CCCE, lab assistant, adjunct faculty, employee training, continuing educations/in-services

Preferred Attributes  

  • Current member of the APTA
  • Exhibit leadership qualities, effective communication skills and evidence of motivation, accountability and self-directed behavior
  • Display strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate experience and/or interest in conducting research (e.g., case reports, faculty guided research, data collection, data analysis, attending journal club/grand rounds, etc.)


All candidates must apply through the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application System (RFPTCS) 


The tuition for the Faculty Residency Program is $5,000, in the following increments:

  • $1250.00 upon acceptance to the Program
  • $1250.00 prior to Semester II
  • $1250.00 prior to Semester III
  • $1250.00 prior to Semester IV

Additional costs may be associated with textbooks and other study materials.

Resident is responsible for travel costs associated with on-campus hours (Tampa or Fort Lauderdale).

Resident should have regular access to a computer/tablet with hardware and software which can support completion of the Program requirements.


Stacy K. Campbell, PT, MPH
Program Director

PTA program

Taylor College

Stacy Campbell earned her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Florida in 1998.  She has had the good fortune to work with and learn from therapists at Shepherd Center, Emory and Moss Rehab.  Her specialties include vestibular therapy and brain injury.  She earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of South Florida in 2019. She has served as Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education at Taylor College's Physical Therapist Assistant program and is currently the Program Director there.  Special interests include connecting students who need clinical education with community members who need physical therapy and fitness programs for people who are differently abled.  


Amie Rosenfeld, PT

Dr. Amie Rosenfeld is a physical therapist with over 17 years of clinical experience of working with the general population in various outpatient settings. Over the past 4 years she has specialized in treating older adults with progressive degenerative cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's, Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinson's and Frontotemporal dementia. She is currently a team member in the Cognitive Neurology Division at University of Miami's Department of Neurology and collaborates on projects that treat and provide research opportunities for adult populations with cognitive disorders and improve overall brain health through prevention. Her primary interests are investigating exercise as an intervention for progressive neurodegenerative diseases, how exercise and dual-tasking can be an important component of prevention to improve brain health, and emphasizing the role of physical therapists in screening for cognitive function.  

Kathleen Rockefeller, PT, ScD, MPH

Faculty Residency Coordinator 

Curriculum Vitae


Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT, CLT-LANA



Megan Kim, PT, DPT, ATC

2020 Alumni


Stephanie Fullerton, PT, DPT

2020 Alumni

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