2012-13 Applicants

Touro University Nevada


 

Contact Information more...

Oscar E. Parra
Director of Admissions
Doctorate of Physicial Therapy
Touro University Nevada
874 American Pacific Drive
Henderson NV, 89014
(702) 777-1751
(702) 777-1750
oscar.parra@tun.touro.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
07/05/2013
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
15%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
85%

Program Description more...

Touro University Nevada is a Jewish-sponsored, non-profit institution of higher education which offers program on 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 ELDPT curriculum is presented using both traditional residential (70%) and on-line (30%) courses. The Plan of Study for the ELDPT consists of 126 credits taken over 6 terms (3 calendar years). A student is expected to take a full-time load of 15-18 credits each term.

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 affiliating 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.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
2/1/2013
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
3/1/2013
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$0.00

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
3.10
Program-specific Prerequisite
2.75
3.10
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Will consider candidates with overall undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.6 with program specific prerequisites GPA of 3.0 and GRE cumulative of 300 and higher.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7592
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
01/01/2013
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
01/01/2010
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
143
 
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
143
 
Analytical writing scaled score
3.0
3.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Minimum cumulative requirement of 800 (pre 2011) or 285 (post 2011) on a GRE score.

Observation Hours

 
10 hours interaction with persons with disabilities are required.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
10
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
10
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
01/01/2013
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
$50.00
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.
Deadline for supplemental materials
2013-03-01
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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

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
Other
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript 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
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
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
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Biology I
Course must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • 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 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
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
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Psychology: Statistics
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
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Psychology: Statistics