PT Application and Requirements

You have chosen a rewarding and challenging career. Review the admission requirements and application process thoroughly to help ensure your application is complete and processed quickly.

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Admission Requirements

View the specific educational standards and personal qualifications you'll need for consideration of your application.

Submit a completed and verified application through Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).

On the GRE score system, applicants must have a minimum verbal score of 143, a minimum quantitative score of 143, and a minimum analytical score of 3.0.

For the 2023-2024 application cycle, no minimum score will be required for the GRE.  GRE scores will only be accepted within the past 5 years of the application.  Official GRE scores should be submitted no later than January 15 of the admission year for priority review.  GRE scores will be accepted after January 15th. Enter your GRE in PTCAS using Touro University Nevada’s code: 7592 If sending GRE scores after PTCAS closes, scores may be sent directly to TUN using code: 4198. 

For the 2024-2025 application cycle, a GRE score will no longer be required.  Scores recieved will not be reviewed.  

Earn a cumulative, science, and prerequisite GPA of *2.75 or higher as calculated by PTCAS.

Complete the following prerequisite coursework with a grade of C or better:

  • 4 semester credits of Biology with lab
  • 8 semester credits of Human Anatomy & Physiology with lab
  • 8 semester credits of General Chemistry with lab
  • 8 semester credits of Physics with lab
  • 6 semester credits of Behavioral Sciences
    • Starting with the 2023-2024 application cycle, 6cr of Psychology will be required instead of Behavioral Sciences.  6cr of Psychology will include 3cr of General Psychology, and 3cr of Abnormal or Developmental Psychology will be required.  Also, 3cr of Statistics is recommended. 
    • For the 2024-2025 application cycle, 3cr of Statistics will be required.

There is no expiration on prerequisite coursework. 

An applicant may have up to two prerequisite courses pending. All the prerequisite courses must be completed before the candidate begins the program. 

*If you have below a 2.75 GPA, we will accept a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher from the last 60 credits of post-baccalaureate courses or a cumulative GPA of 2.75 from a Master's level program.  The graduate program curriculum must include relevant science coursework. 

Obtain a baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education prior to matriculation.  If your degree is still in the progress of being conferred/completed, you must have your degree on an official transcript prior to the start of the program. 

Submit two letters of recommendation:

  • One letter must be from a licensed health care professional.
  • One additional letter of recommendation can be from a college faculty member or advisor.

Letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommenders on letterhead and must include contact information.

The letters of recommendation must be submitted via PTCAS.


Hold a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status at the time of application.

Must meet the required PT Technical Standards, which includes the physical abilities necessary to perform as a physical therapist.

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.

Have experience or observation in physical therapy.

  • Applicants need a minimum of 100 hours of observation in physical therapy practice settings under the supervision of a licensed PT or PT assistant.  For the 2023-2024 application cycle, applicants need a minimum of 50 hours of observation in physical therapy practice settings under the supervision of a licensed PT or PT assistant.

The DPT program does not accept transfer students or transfer credits.

Invited applicants are encouraged to submit the optional online Kira video assessment for evaluation for entry into the program. 

  • Kira is no longer required for the 2023-2024 application cycle. 
  • Starting the 2024-2025 application cycle, KIRA will no longer be considered or reviewed.


Important deadlines in your application process.

Applicants without a verified PTCAS application will be considered for admission if a TUN secondary application has been submitted.

May 15
PTCAS Application Due
June 16
Secondary Application Due
8 Weeks
Submit Prior to Deadline for Best Consideration

How to Apply

If you meet the minimum program requirements, you are welcome to apply by following these steps.

  1. Submit the primary application through the Centralized Application System for Physical Therapy (PTCAS).
    1. When prompted, designate Touro University Nevada on your application to ensure your application is received.
  2. Direct applications are now accepted. Please submit the Touro Nevada Application.
  3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended (includes undergraduate, and graduate-level coursework). All foreign transcripts must be professionally evaluated by an agency such as World Education Services or National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
  4. Submit the secondary application through the link provided in your email invitation or above. Pay a non-refundable application fee of $75. 

Mail all supporting documents to:

Touro University Nevada
Office of Admissions
Attn: Physical Therapy Program
874 American Pacific Drive
Henderson, NV 89014

Applicants can email the Office of Admissions or call (702) 777-1750 to verify supporting documents have been received.

Additional Information

Upon receipt of all admissions documents, the Admissions Committee will review and determine which candidates will be accepted into the program.

Next Steps

If you are successfully admitted, you are required to:

  1. Submit the $500 non-refundable deposit by the required date.  
  2. Submit immunization records prior to matriculation, including health and physical examinations.
  3. Pass a Level I criminal background check.
    • Applicants to the School of Physical Therapy should be aware that any felony convictions may impact the graduate’s eligibility for certification and credentialing.
  4. Provide proof of health insurance coverage.

Failure to comply with the above requirements by the date stated in your admissions invitation letter will result in revocation of the admission invitation.

PT Common Questions

You will find answers to some of the most common questions about the program. For answers to common questions on the general application process, please visit Admissions & Aid.

Yes!  However, all supporting materials, such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, and documentation of observation hours, are still required.  All supporting materials must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions prior to matriculation.

Yes, it is. The Touro Nevada Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). TUN is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Although each application pool is unique, the average undergraduate cumulative and science GPA of our last entering class were 3.34 and 3.18, respectively.

No, the PT program does not accept transfer students.

No. You may have up to two prerequisite courses in progress and you will be required to successfully complete all prerequisite courses prior to beginning the PT program. An official transcript reflecting the completion of the courses will be required prior to matriculation.

No, the PT Admissions Committee will determine your eligibility based on all materials submitted to the program.  However, the DPT Admissions Committee utilizes KIRA, a virtual assessment. 

It takes PTCAS approximately 4-6 weeks to verify applications, after which they can be viewed by the Touro Admissions Committee. It will take approximately four weeks for the admissions office to process your application.

Yes, we will accept Pass/Fail grades. If your institution does not provide a transcript key on what letter grade the pass grade is equivalent to, it will be evaluated as a “C” for undergraduate courses/”B” for graduate courses.

  • In the event your institution does not include a transcript key, we will accept verification from your instructor (on letterhead and signed or direct email to the program manager) indicating the numerical grade and letter grade equivalency.
  • Although not deemed competitive, pass/fail grades are acceptable.

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Disclaimer: Admission requirements are subject to change.