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Physical Therapy (TDPT)

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Admissions Requirements

Graduation from an entry-level physical therapy (PT) program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Graduates from physical therapy schools in other countries are also eligible after review of academic credentials by an appropriate agency and a review of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

A cumulative grade point average 75%, or higher is needed from the entry-level physical therapy coursework. If the cumulative GPA is lower than a 75% GPA, applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Applicants must have a minimum of 6 months clinical work experience as a physical therapist following completion of their academic physical therapy program before admission to the TDPT program. 

Foreign Course Work

Undergraduate course work taken at a foreign institution must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by one of the services listed below. You should contact:

  • World Education Services, Inc. P.O. Box 745
    Old Chelsea Station
    New York, NY 10113-0745
    (212) 966-6311
  • Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) *
    511 Wythe Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314
    (703) 684-8406
    * This agency specializes in evaluation for U.S. PT licensure.
  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    P.O. Box 415070
    Milwaukee, WI 53203
    (414) 289-3400
  • International Consultant of Delaware,Inc.
    3600 Market Street
    Suite 450
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215)222-8454, ext 603
  • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
    International Education Consultants
    7101 SW 102nd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33173
    Phone: (305) 273-1616
    Fax: (305) 273-1338

For more information, please call NSU's Office of Admissions at (954) 262-1114.

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