ACADEMIC AGREEMENT WITH ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY

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ACADEMIC AGREEMENT WITH ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY

The physical therapy program has a formal agreement with the masters degree program in physiotherapy at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen, Scotland.  This agreement allows graduates of that program to transfer to NAU and complete an additional 30 semester credits and be awarded the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree.  The program is designed to be completed in approximately 8 months, but may take longer depending on the student’s situation.  This arrangement is only available to physiotherapy graduates from Robert Gordon University.

Program of Study:

Students must complete at least 30 semester hours of credit from the following list of courses:

  • 10 semester hours of PT689-Capstone Project
  • 6 semester hours of PT608-Clinical Internship
  • 3 semester hours of PT680-Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy
  • 3 semester hours of PT687-Professional Development Seminar
  • 2 semester hours of PT668-Organization and Administration
  • 2 semester hours of PT757-Integumentary Therapeutics
  • 2 semester hours of PT670-Documentation in Physical Therapy
  • 4 semester hours of Electives

In order to complete the program within 9 months, approximately 19 credits would be taken in the fall with another 11 credits taken in the summer. 

Application Procedures:

  • RGU student applies to the NAU Graduate College each Fall by September 15 (This deadline is important in order to allow sufficient time to process all necessary forms and requirements)
  • Pays applicable fee
  • Submits copy of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Application is forwarded to the Physical Therapy Program at NAU
  • Application is reviewed by the Physical Therapy Program at NAU and a recommendation for admission is made to the Graduate College.
  • Graduate College notifies student of the admissions decision.
  • For non-US citizens, the following need to be completed:
  • Secure a passport and/or visa.
  • Submit both a financial guarantee and current bank statement showing available funds to cover the total cost.
  • Once all documents are received by the Graduate College, an I-20 packet will be processed by the Center for International Education and mailed directly to the student along with the admission letter.
  • Student registers for the spring semester coursework.
  • Pays all fees and tuition by the deadline for payment (generally early January)
  • Classes start in mid-January of each year.

Estimated Program Costs:

 

Spring

Summer

Total

Tuition

$9,931.00

$4,849.00

$14,780.00

Fees

$1,609.00

$298.50

$1,907.50

Books

$500.00

$250.00

$750.00

Room & Board

$4,871.00

$4,871.00

$9,742.00

Transportation

$1,450.00

$1,450.00

$2,900.00

Personal

$1,600.00

$1,200.00

$2,800.00

Health Insurance*

$978.00

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$978.00

 

$20,939.00

$12,918.50

$33,857.50

(*Health insurance premium paid in January extends through August)