NAU’s partnership with RGU
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 10 months, but may take longer depending on the student’s situation and course schedules. This arrangement is only available to physiotherapy graduates from Robert Gordon University. There is no guarantee of admission. Terms of the agreement are subject to change.
Partnership program requirements Accordion Closed
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/Administration
- 2 semester hours of PT757-Integumentary Therapeutics
- 2 semester hours of PT670-Health Care Systems
- 2 semester hours of Electives
In order to complete the program within 12 months, approximately 30 credits would be taken across the spring, summer, and fall semesters.
Application process Accordion Closed
- Student applies to the NAU PT program between July 1 and September 15 of the year BEFORE he or she wishes to begin the program. This application should include a copy of unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and RGU), a statement of purpose, and 3 letters of recommendation. A letter from an RGU faculty is strongly recommended.
- RGU student applies to the NAU Graduate College between July 1 and September 15 (This deadline is important in order to allow sufficient time to process all necessary forms and requirements) of the year BEFORE he or she wishes to begin the program.
- Pays applicable fee
- 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 cost Accordion Closed
|Tuition||Spring/Fall Tuition: $20,958
Summer Tuition: $2,207 - $5,243*
*pending number of credits taken
Total: $23,165 - $26,201
(**pending campus assignment)
|$8,000 - $11,000**|
*Health insurance premium paid in January extends through August