Accreditation

The Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy 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: accreditation@apta.org. Website: www.capteonline.org

If you need to contact the program/institution directly, please call the Program Director, Dr. Michael Laymon at 702-777-3050 or email Director Michael Laymon.

CAPTE Verification

Outcomes

The initial class of Doctor of Physical Therapy students was admitted in August 2009. Throughout the three-year program, 96% (25 of 26) completed the academic and clinical course of study.  At graduation, the initial graduates were surveyed for their opinions of the program and their confidence level in the knowledge and skills of a physical therapist.  Overall, graduates felt they successfully met the outcome expectations of the program. Of the 65 outcome expectations, 59 were met by 100% of the students and all clinical practice outcomes were met.  The six items not met by a minority (less than five) students were in non-clinical practice management and social responsibility areas.

All graduates who have obtained licensure as physical therapists are employed in physical therapy. Graduates have accepted positions in acute care hospitals, private practices, pediatric facilities, and rehabilitation facilities. One graduate is also enrolled in a Women’s Healthcare Residency.

Pass rates on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and employment are as follows:

YearNumber of CandidatesSchool NPTE Pass RateNational NPTE Pass Rate
2019 40 97.5% 97.1%
2018 38 100% 98.8%
2017 38 97.4% 99.2%
2016 42 100% 99.0%
2015 35 100% 99.0%
2014 39 100% 98.7%
2013 38 97.4% 98.8%
2012 25 96.0% 99.0%

The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following:

CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org.

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