Two physical therapists performing assisting a patient with an exercise

Doctor of Physical Therapy

About the Program

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is an entry-level professional program designed to prepare students to enter the profession of physical therapy. The doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program admits one cohort of new students each summer in June. This professional program is three years long and includes didactic coursework and clinical learning experiences. The program includes three summers and six semesters.

Merrill Landers in the Physical Therapy Balance and Gait lab

Tuition and Fees

*Tuition, fees, and other charges subject to change. Please contact the UNLV Cashier’s Office for more information.

Disability Resource Center

Accepted students who have a documented disability and require accommodations should contact the UNLV Disability Resource Center.

Additional Resources

Career Possibilities

The enormous popularity in the physical therapy profession the past few years has increased demand for physical therapists considerably. Subsequently, it is expected that the employment market will continue to be strong. Employment for physical therapists in 2016, compared to employment in 2006, is projected to grow 30-40% in Nevada. Future demands will be most affected by population growth, economic growth, and the spread of managed care. Students graduating with this degree will be entry-level physical therapists. Areas of practice include, but are not limited to:

  • Hospitals
  • Private Practice
  • Home health agencies
  • Outpatient rehabilitation centers
  • Offices and clinics of physicians and nursing homes
  • Academia
  • Research
Two physical therapists using a sonograph to check a patient's arm

Take the Next Step

For admissions questions, please contact the admissions committee directly at or 702-895-3072