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FACT SHEET:  PHYSICAL THERAPY IN NEVADA 

 

  •  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.
 
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Sources:
 
1Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
2Department of Physical Therapy, UNLV
3Clark County Department of Business License
4American Physical Therapy Association
5Andrea Avruskin
 

Contact:

Andrea Avruskin, Chair, Public Relations, (702) 300-4579, aavruskin@aol.com


 

 

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