Residency Program Contact
For more information regarding residency programs, please contact:
Melissa M. Tovin, PT, MA, PhD, PCS
Director of Post-Professional Clinical Advancement
Residents admitted to the 12 month long program will be licensed physical therapists who are seeking post-professional development in neurologic physical therapy practice. The residency program provides advanced post-graduate training for specialty practice in all realms of neurologic physical therapy across the healthcare continuum. The resident will be required to complete both didactic coursework and participate in mentored clinical practice treating a caseload with a wide array of disorders affecting the neuromuscular system. The curriculum is designed to prepare the resident to successfully complete the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) exam in neurology.
The mission of the Neurologic Residency Program at Nova Southeastern University is to prepare physical therapy residents for advanced practice in the management of movement disorders related to neuromuscular system dysfunction. Residents are prepared for specialty practice as experts in patient/client management of persons with physical neurologic disorders. Residents are trained in evidenced-based principles which guide clinical decision making for differential diagnosis and implementation of physical therapy interventions. Residents contribute to the physical therapy body of knowledge through scholarly contribution including research and teaching. Residents are recognized as leaders in the profession of physical therapy through clinical expertise, advocacy and service to the profession and community.