Nova University was established in 1964. It is a private school offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Health Professions Division was created when Nova University joined Southeastern University to become Nova Southeastern University. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is part of this division, which includes colleges of Pharmacy, Optometry, Allied Health, and Medical Sciences. In 1996 the Health Professions Divisions relocated from North Miami Beach to a 220-acre campus in Fort Lauderdale.