Nova Southeastern University


Nova Southeastern University is located in Fort Lauderdale in southeastern Florida.

The Entry- Level Doctor of Physical Therapy (EDPT) Program is a campus-based program located in the College of Health Care Sciences at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Ft. Lauderdale.

The 3-year program includes 41 weeks of full time clinical training. Student-learning experiences occur in a combination of traditional instruction, case-based interactive learning, and clinical lab skills training. Clinical education training begins in the fall semester of year one. Students are admitted in the summer semester and graduates are awarded a DPT degree upon satisfactory completion of all requirements.

Faculty and students are committed to active participation in the profession, scholarship and service. Students are exposed to serving community populations, including the medically underserved and uninsured, through service learning and clinical education experiences.

Nova Southeastern University also offers a 4-year hybrid Program in Tampa, Florida that uses interactive online classes and on-campus institutes.

The Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:


  • The DPT program has 19 full time faculty
  • Students begin clinical education experiences during the first year of the program
  • Students participate in 41 weeks of full-time clinical experiences
  • The main campus is located on alush 300-acre site, 10 miles from the Atlantic Ocean
  • Fort Lauderdale‚Äôs metro area population is approximately 5,565,000


    4 year ⇒ Private Non-Profit
    26,808 (undergrads 5,739)
    28 years (since 1996)

    Admissions: Anthony Garcia, Admissions Counselor Physical Therapy Program Nova Southeastern University 3200 S. University Dr. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328 954-262-1113 954-262-1664   Show On Map


    In-State Out-State
    Tuition *: $81,000 $81,000
    Fees: $4,581 $4,581
    Living: $71,496 $71,496
    Total: $157,077 $157,077
    * Estimated cost of 3 year program



    Overall Prerequisite
    Min. Required 2.90 2.90
    Avg. Acceptance

  • *Note: repeated courses both grades will be used in GPA calculations
  • 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:
  • 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

    recommended: 150 hrs


    Measure Min Required Avg Score Ranges
    Verbal na na 130-170
    Quantitative na na 130-170
    Analytical na na 0-6
    Measure Min Required Avg Score Ranges
    Verbal na na 0 - 100%
    Quantitative na na 0 - 100%
    Analytical na na 0 - 100%
    Not all schools list their required GRE scores

  • Bachelor's degree and GRE are required for the PTCAS application.
  • High school students MUST contact the institution about guaranteed freshman-entry.
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores from the ETS (Educational Testing Service) no later than January 31st of the entry year.





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    Cost Sources:
  • ****Tuition for 2014-2015 is $27,000 and Fees total $1527. The 3-year tuition/fees above are only an estimate based on this year's tuition.
  • Off Campus Living Cost
    Prerequisites: PTCAS, DPT Prerequisites
    Success: DPT Program Outcomes, Graduation Rate: 3-year average 2011-2013, NPTE Pass Rate: Ultimate Pass Rate 2011-2013, Hire Rate: 2010-2012 - 6 months after passage of NPTE
    Note: Data may have a variance over time. For the most accurate data please view the source links. 1 Some schools combine fees and tuition together.