To be considered for acceptance in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program, applicants must:
- Submit a completed and verifited application through PTCAS.
- Obtain a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education prior to the start the first term of classes.
- Earned a cumulative, science, and pre-requisite coursework GPA of 2.75 or higher.
- Complete the following pre-requisite coursework with a grade of C or better:
Pre-requisite Science Courses
4 credit hours of Biology with lab
8 credits hours of Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab
8 credit hours of Inorganic Chemistry with lab
8 credit hours of Physics with lab
6 credit hours of Behavior Sciences
- Applicants for the class matriculating in 2014 must submit GRE scores to PTCAS that are no older than August 1, 2010. On the new GRE score system, applicants must have a mininum combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of 285 and a mininum analytical score of 3.0. GRE scores should be submitted no later than February 3, 2014.
- Submit two letters of recommendation to PTCAS. One letter must be from college faculty member or advisor and one letter from a licensed health care professional.
- Have experience or observation in physical therapy. Applicants need a minimum of 10 hours in observation of physical therapy practice settings under the supervision of a licensed PT or PT assistant.
- Plus, applicants also must have a minimum of 10 hours in volunteer or paid employment working with persons with disabilities. Experience as a patient in physical therapy may be included in this category.
- Demonstrate academic competence, personal/professional achievements, leadership (through extracurricular, work or community activities), community service, diversity experiences, good oral and written communication skills, and personal/lifestyle management (such as coping mechanisms, critical thinking, unique life experiences and time management).
- Hold a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status at the time of application.
- Be able to meet TUN’s required PT Technical Standards, which includes the physical abilities necessary to perform as a physical therapist.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
To help in learning about the admissions process, applicants are encouraged to read the Frequently Asked Questions for Physical Therapy program.
How to Apply
1. Students must submit their primary application through the Centralized Application System for Physical Therapy (PTCAS) at www.ptcas.org. Direct applications are not accepted.
2. The deadline for the 2014 PTCAS application is February 3, 2014. The deadline for the 2014 supplemental application is March 1, 2014.
3. For best consideration, applicants should submit their PTCAS and TUN application at least six weeks prior to the deadlines. Due to the high number of applicants to the program, we utilize rolling admissions. It is possible that all slots will be filled prior to the PTCAS deadline. Once we have filled all our positions for the cohort, we will conclude the review of PT applications. Plan accordingly.
4. After review of your PTCAS application, eligible candidates will be invited by the Admissions Committee to:
- Complete a supplemental admissions application. The Office of Admissions will email the admissions application along with instructions.
- Pay a non-refundable application fee of $50 in check or money order made out Touro University Nevada. Students can also pay online with credit card.
- Mail all supporting documents to:
Touro University Nevada
Office of Admissions
Attn: Physical Therapy Program
874 American Pacific Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
4. Students can email the admissions office or call (702) 777-1750 to verify supporting documents have been received.
5. Upon receipt of all admissions documents, the Admissions Committee will review and determine which candidates will be accepted into the program. Forty (40) students will be admitted for the July 2014 cohort. There is no on-campus interview.
6. Students who are successfully admitted must:
- Submit official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended (includes undergraduate and graduate).
- Submit the $1,000 deposit by the required date.
- Submit health immunizations at the time of matriculation.
- Pass a Level I criminal background check.
- Proof of health insurance coverage will also be required at registration.
- Purchase a laptop directly from Touro.
Disclaimer: Admission requirements are subject to change.