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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of Physical Therapy

Las Vegas, NV


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University of Nevada, Las Vegas


University of Nevada, Las Vegas / Department of Physical Therapy is located in Las Vegas, NV, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 33

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required
Final research report/professional paper/case report



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements PTCAS application; hours of observation; 3 letters of recommendation; statement of purpose; personal interview; bachelor's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 11.21%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 61%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 15.52%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.9%
Unknown 5.17%


Male (56%)
Female (43%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 6
Part-time - 10
Male (7)
Female (9)


Focus of faculty research: Pathobiomechanics of prosthetics, knee osteoarthritis, patellofemoral pain, balance assessment and impairment, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, falls and fall avoidance behavior, cerebral vascular accident, wound care and acute care delivery services, transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:

Location & Contact

Address 4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 453029
Las Vegas, NV  89154-3029
United States
Contact Dr. Merrill Landers
Chair/Associate Professor
Phone: 702-895-1377
Fax: 702-895-4883