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From Roasted Carrots to Nourishing Undergraduate Degree Program

Building on the traditional foundation of wellness for faculty and staff members, as well as students, Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S.4, KPCOM dean, spearheaded a new degree program—the Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, which will matriculate its first class in the fall of 2019. The spark for the new…


NSU Introduces New Online Degree Audit System Degree Works

The university is in the process of transitioning to a new degree audit system called Degree Works. Degree Works offers many benefits and additional tools to both students and advisors and is now available to select NSU students. Degree Works helps students and advisors see what courses and requirements the…


Fall Faculty Workshop Series – Register Now for October

  The NSU Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center is excited to offer 12 new workshops this fall for full and part-time faculty this semester focusing on innovative pedagogies and technologies. Our Faculty Workshop Series will take place Mondays from 12-1 pm in our new space in the…


Canvas Goes Live!

CANVAS is here! NSU is pleased to announce the full adoption of Canvas as the new Learning Management System (LMS) replacing Blackboard! Beginning for the fall term, Canvas will serve as the primary LMS for all Sharks. Based on the extensive evaluation and a pilot program, many recommendations from faculty…


NSU Athletic Training Program Transitions to Master of Science Program

The NSU Athletic Training Program (ATP) initially received accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education in 2003 and implemented an undergraduate program. For more than 15 years, the ATP included a strong history of preparing students for athletic training careers in high schools, colleges, universities, clinics,…


New Advisor Resource Available on How to Create an Academic Plan for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeals

Each year, many NSU students lose their financial aid for failure to make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). During the 2016-2017 academic year alone, 3,000 NSU students across all NSU colleges failed to meet SAP. If extenuating circumstances have hindered a student from meeting minimum progress requirements, the student may submit…


Now Accepting Applications for NSU Master in Athletic Training

The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program, housed in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, will introduce students to a variety of medical programs through integrated course work, guest lectures, and laboratory experiences. Program highlights for this Commission on Accreditation of…


Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Faculty Spotlight

Wendy Stav is a faculty member in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. Her expertise in the area of driving and community mobility has been acknowledged by her own professional organization, as well as other disciplines and government agencies. Stav has been instrumental in writing the…


Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Faculty Spotlight

Prior to joining the Physician Assistant (PA) Program in Orlando, Laura Gunder McClary served as the director of research and faculty development in the Medical College of Georgia’s physician assistant program. During her time at the Georgia college, she developed and implemented the research curriculum. Since joining the NSU Orlando…


New Faculty Member Joins Audiology Team

In July, Katharine Fitzharris, Au.D., Ph.D., M.S., joined the Department of Audiology faculty as an assistant professor. She received her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, her Master of Science in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience at the University of Texas at…


Halmos College Inducts Students into the 2018 Clinical Exploration Program

This January, the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography inducted the latest students to join the Clinical Exploration Program (CEP). CEP offers students the opportunity to shadow medical professionals on the job in many of NSU’s medical and health clinics. Program participants gain a broad perspective that shows how…


NSU Receives Grant to Improve STEM Education for Hispanic Students

­ NSU received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to hold a conference on strengthening pathways for Latino students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and garner research to support improved Hispanic-focused STEM education. Announced by the National Science Foundation (NSF), this $91,292 NSF inaugural grant is coordinated…


CAHSS Welcomes Ransford F. Edwards, Jr., Ph.D. to the Faculty

Honggang Yang, Ph.D., Dean of NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ransford F. Edwards, Jr., Ph.D. to the CAHSS faculty. Edwards is an assistant professor in the Department of History and Political Science. As a McKnight Doctoral Fellow, Edwards earned…


College of Pharmacy Continuing Education Program Receives 6-year Accreditation

For the past 22 years the College of Pharmacy Continuing Education (CE) department has been offering continuing professional development courses for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from across Florida and the United States.  This year, under the continued leadership of Carsten Evans, Ph.D., executive director, Continuing Education and Professional Affairs,  the…


NSU’s College of Dental Medicine Welcomes Class of 2021

On August 6, 125 students and 8 International Graduates participated in the College of Dental Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony. Welcome to the beginning of the rest of your dental career! To read more, click here


NSU College of Pharmacy Hosts Visiting Professor from Slovakia

Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy (NSU COP) has the unique opportunity to partner with the Erasmus Programme, an international program that promotes the exchange of students and faculty members from colleges and universities within the European Union. The College of Pharmacy welcomed Magdaléna Kuželová, Ph.D., from Comenius University in…


NSU’s Fischler College of Education Features Elective – GPS for Life: The Course That Has Knocked NSU Off its Feet

After years of hard work, determination, and a mindset of commitment, My Life My Power CEO, WWE’s 1,000,000 Tough Enough Winner, and Undefeated MMA Fighter, Daniel Puder, was able to introduce his transformational technologies to Nova Southeastern University. Since then, this union between Puder and NSU has created a movement…


NSU’S QEP Initiative Update: “Write from the Start” Writing and Communication Center

Beginning January 2018, NSU will offer to students a variety of writing support initiatives through a centralized NSU “Write from the Start” Writing and Communication Center as its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). A QEP is an essential component of regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission…


The Qualitative Report 8th Annual Conference, ends Jan. 14

NSU will host The Qualitative Report 8th Annual Conference on January 12–14, 2017. The conference, titled “When Qualitative Researchers Care,” will focus on the care researchers have for their work and for those that share their enthusiasm and make their inquiries possible. Qualitative researchers have the ability to change the world, the…


Accreditation for CAHSS Ph.D. Program in Family Therapy Renewed by COAMFTE

Honggang Yang, Ph.D., dean of NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), is pleased to announce that the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) has renewed the Ph.D. program’s accreditation for the maximum allowable time (6 years) with no stipulations. The program is in…


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