Physical Therapy (Entry Level DPT)
The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program selects students based on cumulative grade point average (GPA), prior academic performance, work experience, references, interview, completed application and recommendations. The general requirements include:
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- A minimum of 2.9 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a four point scale.
- A minimum of 2.9 prerequisite and science grade point average (GPA) on a four point scale and a grade of C or better in each of the following prerequisite courses:
Note: applied sciences are not acceptable for admission.
prerequisites semesters Psychology/Sociology 2 semesters (one general psychology and an additional psychology or sociology) Statistics 1 semester Biology 1 semester Anatomy and Physiology 2 semesters (anatomy and physiology may be combined or separate) Chemistry 2 semesters with lab Physics 2 semesters with lab English 1 semester of composition or writing
- Completion of all required coursework before matriculating into the PT program.
- The three recommendations (one must be from a physical therapist) on the required PTCAS evaluation form.
- Previous experience acquired in the field of physical therapy on the required PTCAS experience form (optional but highly recommended).
- GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores from the ETS (Educational Testing Service) no later than January 31st of the entry year. The Admission Committee will not consider the application until the official GRE scores are received.
- The fully completed supplemental application with indicated fees. (The supplemental application information will be e-mailed to the applicant once the application is verified by PTCAS and forwarded to NSU.)
- A phone or in-person interview when all other requirements are met.
During the curriculum, students must use computer skills such as word processing, spread sheets, and presentation software. It is recommended that students have course work or self-study to meet these needs. Also, students should have a working knowledge of medical terminology.
Upon review of a student’s individual record, the Committee on Admissions may require additional course work and testing as a condition of acceptance. No prior graduate credits can be transferred or counted toward the DPT degree.
Inquiries should be directed to:
Office of Admissions
Physical Therapy Program
Nova Southeastern University
3200 South University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
954-262-1101 or (877) 640-0218
Mr. Eric DeRise: (813) 574-5278