2019-20 Applicants

Touro University Nevada


Contact Information more...

Michael Wilson
Admissions Counselor
Touro University Nevada
874 American Pacific Drive
Henderson NV, 89014
(702) 777-1750
(702) 777-4800
admissions@tun.touro.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
07/01/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Jewish
Additional information about the class profile
Program is certified to accept WICHE eligible students. All applicants must be citizens of the United States or have permanent residency status in the US.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
13%
% of WICHE applicants accepted
75%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
12%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
68%
% Female
32%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
5%
% Asian
40%
% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
3%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
52%

Program Description more...

Touro University Nevada is a Jewish-sponsored, non-profit institution of higher education which offers programs in the health sciences and education. The vision, mission and goals of Touro University Nevada speak to preparing leaders in healthcare who are prepared to serve the community thus increasing access to quality health services for the people in the community, the region, the state and beyond.

The Entry-level DPT will admit individuals seeking education to become a physical therapist. The three-year program is offered primarily on-campus in Henderson, Nevada.

The Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy (ELDPT) is the degree program for those wishing to become a physical therapist. The Touro University Nevada ELDPT is a non-research intensive curriculum. We emphasize the clinical knowledge and skills as well as preparing students to use research for improving decision making. The Plan of Study for the ELDPT consists of 126 credits taken over 6 22-week terms (3 calendar years).

The residential classes use multi-formats of lecture, discussion, collaborative groups, interactive laboratories, and web-enhanced modules. On-line courses use multiple media such as streamed video, PowerPoint presentations with audio narration, discussion boards, real-time messaging, student collaboration, and incorporation of multiple document formats such as word processing, pdf, HTML, MP3, and graphics. Clinical learning is coordinated with community agencies and affiliated clinical practice sites offering physical therapy services in a variety of healthcare and educational settings. Students are supervised in clinical learning settings by licensed physical therapists who hold adjunct faculty appointments to TUN.

Accreditation:

Touro University Nevada has been approved by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WASC) to award the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The Nevada Commission on Post-Secondary Education has also licensed Touro University Nevada to offer the DPT degree. The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program at Touro University Nevada is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email acreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
01/15/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Touro University Nevada operates on rolling admissions.  Rolling admissions signifies that applications are reviewed as they arrive through the Centralized Application System and/or Touro University Nevada admissions application. The committee review selection begins after applications are completed and/or verified and will continue until all the accepted positions are filled.  

Once the accepted positions are filled and the waitlist is maximized, the application review will end for the cycle.  This may take place well before the stated deadline(s) due to the volume of applications that are received each year.  To receive the best consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply early.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$1000.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit is required after the applicant has been admitted into the DPT program. Refund Policy: Effective July 1, 2015, upon acceptance to Touro University Nevada’s Physical Therapy program, all deposits made to secure a position in the class are non-refundable.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
2.75
3.35
Program-specific Prerequisite
2.75
3.48
Science GPA
2.75
3.20
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7592
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
01/01/2020
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
08/01/2016
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
143
152
Verbal reasoning % score
25%
45%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
143
151
Quantitative reasoning % score
20%
45%
Analytical writing scaled score
3.0
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE scores should be submitted no later than January 15, 2020.

Observation Hours

 
Have experience or observation in physical therapy. Applicants need a minimum of 100 hours in observation of physical therapy practice settings under the supervision of a licensed PT or PT assistant.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
100
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental fee amount
$75.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Description of supplemental requirements
Applicants who meet the program's admission requirements will be invited to submit the supplemental application and official transcripts once accepted.
Supplemental Requirements
Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
Immunizations - admitted students only
Background check - admitted students only
Deadline for supplemental materials
2020-01-31
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Applicant must send one reference from this SPECIFIC type of evaluator
Applicant must send reference from ONE OR MORE evaluators in category to fulfill program's requirements
Evaluator type ACCEPTED
Evaluator type NOT accepted

Evaluator Types

Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist (additional)
Professor in Major
Professor
Academic
Supervisor/Employer
Teaching Assistant
PTA
Pre-PT Advisor
Politician
Health Care Professional
Friend
Family Member
Co-worker
Clergy
Other
Number of references required by program
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
Each applicant must submit a minimum two letters of recommendation to PTCAS. One letter must be from a college faculty member or advisor and one letter from a licensed health care professional.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
No
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Foreign transcripts must be evaulated and translated into U.S. equivalency by an officially recognized organization (e.g. World Educational Services www.wes.org).

After you select the program and enter your coursework on the application, you may be required to match your courses to the program's course prerequisites in the "Prerequisites" tab of the "Program Materials" section.
General information
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
Yes
Anatomy & Physiology I
Course must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Course must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Course must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Course must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Course must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Course must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Course must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Social/Behavioral Science
Course must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale). 1 of 2 social or behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Psychology: Statistics
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Ethnic Studies
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Social/Behavioral Science
Course must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale). 2 of 2 social or behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Psychology: Statistics
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Ethnic Studies
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology