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  •  Number of licensed physical therapists in Nevada: 11301
  •  Number of licensed physical therapist assistants in Nevada: 2671
  •  Number of physical therapy clinics in NV2:
    •   147 Total Sites
    •  117 Outpatient
    •  15 Acute Care(in a general hospital)
    •   15 Rehabilitation Hospitals
    •  38 individually-licensed free-standing clinic businesses in Clark County3, many with multiple sites.
  •  Number of physical therapy schools in Nevada: 2.
    •  University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Graduates are awarded Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.
    •  Touro UniversityNevada. Graduates are awarded Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.
  •  Number of physical therapist assistant (PTA) schools in Nevada: 3.
    •  College of Southern Nevada (CSN). Graduates are awarded an Associate’s degree.
    •  Carrington College. Graduates are awarded an Associate’s degree.
    •  Pima Medical Institute. Graduates are awarded an Associate’s degree.
  •  Where do physical therapists and physical therapist assistants work?4,5
o       Hospitals
o       Outpatient clinics or offices
o       Inpatient rehabilitation facilities
o       Skilled nursing, extended care, or subacute facilities
o       Homes
o       Education or research centers
o       Schools
o       Hospices
o       Industrial, workplace, or other occupational environments
o       Fitness centers and sports training facilities
o       Prisons
o       Detention centers
o       Battlefields
o       Hospital ships (military)
o       Theaters
  • By which state regulations are PTs and PTAs bound?
    •     PTs and PTAs are regulated by our Practice Acts, NAC 640 and NRS 640. These can be found at:
Information current as of Feb 2014.
1Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
2Department of Physical Therapy, UNLV
3Clark County Department of Business License
4American Physical Therapy Association
5Andrea Avruskin


Andrea Avruskin, Chair, Public Relations, (702) 300-4579,



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