Physical Therapy (Hybrid Entry Level DPT)
The Hybrid Entry Level DPT (HE-DPT) program is CAPTE accredited (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org) as an expansion of the Ft. Lauderdale program. It was designed for individuals who want more flexibility in attaining their DPT degree because of financial, geographical, and/or family demands. This unique hybrid program combines the best of both worlds: Online learning for flexibility plus face-to-face on campus classes at the Tampa, Florida Campus 4 days per month for instruction, practice, and feedback on hands-on skills.
The curriculum includes the same courses as the Ft. Lauderdale program but is distributed over 4 years instead of 3. The 4th year of the program consists of full-time internships in all areas of physical therapy practice. The total tuition for the 3-year program is prorated over 4 years for the HE-DPT program so that the total cost is the same.
We are seeking students who are self-directed learners interested in online learning, comfortable with technology, and who want flexibility in attaining a DPT degree. The pre-requisites and other entrance requirements are the same as the Ft. Lauderdale program.
Students apply to the Nova Southeastern University HE-DPT program through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application System (PTCAS) at www.ptcas.org.
Applicants also complete an NSU supplemental application; a single NSU application can be applied to both our E-DPT and HE-DPT programs by indicating 'yes' on the application.
For Orientation information, please visit the Physical Therapy Orientation page.