Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is an innovative and ever changing higher education establishment. NSU was one of the first Universities to offer students the option of distance learning in addition to providing students the opportunity to earn a valuable degree in a non-traditional manner.

The University’s expansive programs and global reputation have opened the opportunity for many students, in many demographic locations or stages in their professional careers. Nova Southeastern University offers a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (PhD).

A Physical Therapy degree program can focus on the many types of therapies offered, or students can choose to specialize in a specific area within PT, combining learned skills from clinics, best practices of current careers. Therapy explores traditional and non-traditional means of resolving problems. The use of therapy can be broken into three parts: prevention, treatment and a cure.

Prevention of an illness, injury, sickness, or disease by therapy is generally known to be common practice. For example, newborn children are often given preventative medicine for immunizations purposes for diseases such as polio and chickenpox. If an actual ailment still occurs, despite preventative measures, then a treatment will be suggested or administered.

Graduates of the Doctorate program will be well-prepared for positions of leadership within their field and can also serve as agent of change with the newly understood goals and objectives of the Physical Therapy degree program. Successful professionals can contribute an effective and efficient resolution to health issues in the life span, negotiate/advocate services for clients, educate clients and students, consult with organizations, and contribute to the profession through research.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.


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