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Keoni Kins, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC

Assistant Professor, Faculty-in-Residence
Department(s): Integrated Health Sciences
Office: BHS 331
Mail Code: 3029
Phone: 702-895-4307
Fax: 702-895-4883
Email: keoni.kins@unlv.edu


Dr. Keoni Kins was born and raised in rural Eastern Montana. He served in the U.S. Army as a Cavalry Scout after finishing high school. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance - Athletic Training in 2004 from the University of Montana, Missoula, and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2010 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Dr. Kins has been a certified athletic trainer since 2004 with both recreational and professional athletes. Since 2010, Dr. Kins has practiced as a licensed physical therapist in the orthopedic outpatient setting in both Las Vegas and Henderson. Dr. Kins enjoys serving on the physical therapy department's admissions & recruitment committee as well as the scholarships committee. Dr. Kins teaches within the clinical education and orthopedic track for the UNLV Department of Physical Therapy.


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada – 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance – Athletic Training, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana – 2004

Research Interests

Student perceptions of clinical education experiences in rural and underserved settings.  Perceived and actual barriers to physical therapy clinical practice in rural Nevada. Identifying and exploring trends in characteristics of professional DPT program applicants. Student, patient, and facility perceptions regarding the value and feasibility of DPT student-led, pro-bono, and service learning activities that serve uninsured and underinsured people in Southern Nevada.