Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy

Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy offers an Entry-level Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy was founded in 2008 and offers an Entry-level Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. The School of Physical Therapy’s philosophy is aligned with the institutional mission of To Serve, To Lead, and To Teach. It is the role of the physical therapist (PT) to help individuals enhance the quality of their lives – by providing therapies, consultation, and educational outreach. Our Doctor of Physical Therapy program will prepare students for all this and more, through our unique focus on creating practitioner leaders who thrive in a variety of healthcare contexts. Touro University Nevada was established to help address critical needs in health care and education, and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. A non-profit, private institution affiliated with an international system of higher education, the university opened its doors in 2004 with 78 medical students. Today, TUN is home to more than 1,400 students in a wide range of degree programs in allied health sciences and education, as well as osteopathic medicine. Many of these programs are the first of their kind in the state of Nevada. The TUN campus is also home to both a full-service, multi-specialty physicians office, staffed by practicing faculty members, and a multidisciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. In addition to serving the community through care, both facilities serve as on site learning laboratories for students across the disciplines. **Posting of marketing messages, advertising commercial entities, or for-profit events is not encouraged on this page. Please refrain from posting information/links/flyers that is not sponsored by TUN. This page is solely for Touro University Nevada related information.**

Mission: To provide quality educational programs in the fields of health care and education in concert with the Judaic commitment to social justice, intellectual pursuit, and service to humanity.

It's a tradition! New Student ICE Cream Social! An opportunity to load up on Touro swag and Ben & Jerry's!

Welcome, DPT2022!

Touro University Nevada Student Affairs

Welcome to our 220 new OTD, MHS, PA, and PT students starting their journey at Touro University Nevada! We’re so excited to meet you and introduce you to the amazing TUN campus community!

'Bedrest is Bad': New #everyBODYmoves Campaign Is Combatting Hospital Immobility Experts agree that immobility can harm patients in hospital, postacute care, and other settings. According to researchers, bedrest can have many negative effects. Movement can ameliorate these effects, but for patients in hospital settings that often takes encouragement. And sometimes health care pr...

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Happy Friday, everyone!

Did you know that Dr. Steven Liaos, Associate Professor in the Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy, originally went to UCLA on an ROTC scholarship for aerospace engineering?

It's true! Dr. Liaos wanted to be a pilot but eventually changed his major to physiological psychology.

Be sure to read more about Dr. Liaos and his incredible story! 😁


A warm and hearty welcome to the DPT2022 cohort, the newest members of the Touro DPT family. We believe in you!

Congratulations! To Dr. Scott Harris (2015) who has achieved certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute International. Well done, Scott! We are so proud of you!

Congratulations!!! To Shelby and Dr. Kalin Ashby (2019) who welcomed little Oakley Rae on June 28. Oakley weighed 7 lbs 13 oz at 19 1/2" long. Oakley is Kalin and Shelby's second child. We wish you all a lifetime of loving happiness!

Congratulations!! To Dr. Logan Deroin (2019) who was accepted to the Evidence in Motion Sports Physical Therapy Residency. Logan is shown here receiving warm congratulations from his wife, Brittney.

Congratulations!! To Dr. KinLok Leung (2019) who has been accepted to the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency in Union City, Ca. (Kin is shown here with his grandmother who was on hand to celebrate with him at graduation.)

Congratulations!! To Dr. Sheng Lin (2019) who has been accepted to the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency at Kaiser in Santa Clara, California.

PT Commencement 2019! 🎓😁

[06/21/19]   A warm and heartfelt congratulations to each and every member of the DPT2019 class who will be graduating in just a little bit over an hour. You have etched your memory in the hearts and minds of your faculty. We are better teachers and this is a better program because you were here. Thank you for choosing Touro University Nevada and for allowing us the privilege and honor of guiding you into what we hope will be a long and fulfilling career!

Clearly, the DPT2021s are making good use of the new white boards scattered across campus to help students organize their studies. Here, someone shows they have a lock on gait. Well done!

[06/21/19]   Happy Commencement Day!

We will be live streaming today's special ceremony on our page beginning at 11 a.m. Hope you'll tune in as we celebrate the Class of 2019! :)

Check out our latest class of Spartans! DPT2020s Irene Morrow, Jeff Mahinan, Emigdio Angeles, Jeff Ryemon, Katherine Gabler, and Matthew Perry. Way to represent, All!

Congratulations!! To Dr. Gerald Dolce (2017) who has been certified by the ABPTS as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. We are so proud of you!

Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Did you know the clinical practice guidelines (CPG) contain a decision tree? Be sure to share these great resources with your colleagues!

Link to all CPG Decision Trees:


American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) JOSPT

Private Practice Section, APTA - PPS

Using Assessment Tools to Develop Leaders. Robbie Leonard, PT, DPT: Strengths, emotional intelligence, and team dynamics. #ImpactMag

Cardio-Oncology Rehabilitation to Manage Cardiovascular Outcomes in Cancer Patients and Survivors: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association | Circulation Cardiovascular disease is a competing cause of death in patients with cancer with early-stage disease. This elevated cardiovascular disease risk is thought to derive from both the direct effects of...

Home Health Section - APTA

The Section Practice Committee has been very busy with producing resources to help improve your patient care skills. This resource is about pain management and it's free for everyone.

You can find it (and other resources) here -

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Specialist Certification: Oncology In 2016 the APTA House of Delegates approved board certification in the area of oncology. The first oncology specialist certification examination will be given in spring 2019. Resources for applying to become board certified specialist in this specialty area will be posted here as it becomes availab...

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Congratulations!! To Tabatha and Frank Charlton (one of our proud 2019s who will graduate tomorrow!!!) who welcomed their newest family member, little Brooklyn Tinley Charlton, who weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz at 21" long, on 6/13/19. We wish you a lifetime of loving happiness!

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Happy Father's Day!

Congratulations!!! To Nichole and Jimmy (Nguyen) Raywin (2014) who welcomed their second little one, Everett Daniel, on June 5th weighing 6 lbs. 6 oz and measuring 19 1/2 inches. We are wishing all of you a lifetime filled with love and laughter!

Episode 1: Models of Care in Physical Therapy with Terry Ellis - 4D: Deep Dive Into Degenerative Diseases

This!! In our first episode, we talk to Dr. Terry Ellis about alternate models for delivery of care in PT for people with degenerative diseases.

American Geriatrics Society White Paper on Healthy Aging Healthy aging sounds like a priority we all can share, but for geriatrics healthcare professionals that term represents something specific, and something worth defining.

Synergy Physical Therapy

Dr. Gina Tulimero (2013) making news! So proud!

MORE Show BFR Segment 😊💙💚💪🏼

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Heart and Soul HealthCare (a recruiting firm) has immediate openings offering excellent support & mentoring for New Grads!

• Oregon: Two Therapist-owned OP clinics, one in southern Oregon & the other an hour south of Portland (Great for PTs wanting to work/live together!)
• New Mexico: Two Therapist-owned OP clinic openings in beautiful southeast NM (Great for PTs wanting to work/live together!)
• Arkansas: Acute Rehab Unit position in short-term acute care hospital in north central AR
• South Carolina: Two Hospital OP positions in the Florence area (Great for PTs wanting to work/live together!)
• Virginia: InP/OutP Hospital position with diverse caseload in southwest VA
• Texas: OP ortho clinic in the Corpus Christi area
• Illinois: OP ortho clinic in north west IL
• Maine: Two Hospital OP positions in beautiful coastal Maine (Great for PTs wanting to work together!)

Send your resume/CV and a good time to contact you to:

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APTA Nevada

Tricia, Justina, and RJ at the House Of Delegates in Chicago working hard to help shape the future initiatives of the APTA.

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Congratulations!!! To Alexa and Colton Cardon (2020) who welcomed a son, James Robert, on May 21. Little James (J.R.? :) ) measured 18" and 7 lbs, 2 oz. We wish you a lifetime of loving happiness!

Congratulations!! to Dr. Karen Baremore Wilson (2014) and husband Matt who welcomed beautiful baby Evelyn on May 15, 2019! Evelyn is 20" long and weighed 7 lbs. Karen, we wish all of you a lifetime filled with loving happiness!

Congratulations! To Brittney and Logan Deroin (2019) and who welcomed a son, Daxton Logan Deroin on May 17! We wish you a life filled with love and laughter!

Congratulations!! to Dr. Karen Baremore Wilson (2014) and husband Matt who welcomed beautiful baby Evelyn on May 15, 2019! We wish all of you a lifetime filled with loving happiness!

Touro University Nevada

Did you know that May is #NationalStrokeAwarenessMonth?

Dr. Mindy Renfro, Associate Professor in the Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy, is here to tell you why physical therapy is so critical to the rehab process after someone suffers a stroke.

Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Register Today:

Studying for the OCS?

Resources from AOPT to help you prepare for the Orthopedic Specialty Exam: Current Concepts and Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)

For the Clinical Practice Guidelines, visit:

Testimonial From a Registrant...
“I wanted to thank ISC Editor Dr. Christopher Hughes, authors, and the entire team at the Orthopaedic Section for creating an amazing study course to prepare for the APTA OCS exam. I am convinced the Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (4th ed) was one of the keys for me to successfully pass the OCS this June.”

#AOPT #APTA #JOSPT #ContinuingEducation

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Touro University Nevada Student Affairs

Dr. Mindy Renfro from the PT department was honored with the James McMurrin Award of Courage (MAC Award) today. As one of her students said, thank you for being the human they all aspire to be. Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy

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We were honored to share today’s commencement ceremony with these Holocaust survivors who were given an honorary degree by the university. As CEO & Senior Provost Shelley Berkley said, ““At this time when hostility, prejudice, and racism seem to be on the increase, I feel it is important that we, collectively, stand together to fight hatred and show solidarity.” #WeAreTouro #Classof2019

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Today is a GREAT day! No more probation!

The School of Physical Therapy at Touro University Nevada is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: [email protected]; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call the Program Director, Dr. Michael Laymon at (702) 777-3050 or email him at [email protected] . The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is an accrediting agency that is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CAPTE grants specialized accreditation status to qualified entry-level educ...

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APTA Section on Health Policy and Administration

PT Proud released its official statement regarding HHS Final Denial of Care Rule. Check it out below!

On May 2nd, 2019, the US Department of Health and Human Services released the final Denial of Care rule which encourages healthcare providers who object to healthcare services based on religious or moral grounds to discriminate against LGBTQ patients, people living with HIV, and women seeking reproductive healthcare services.
PT Proud is issuing the following statement regarding this final ruling:

We applaud and reiterate APTA’s stance published on May 2nd, 2019:

“APTA strongly opposes any rule that promotes the freedom of health care providers to deny services to patients based on religious beliefs. Such actions run counter to the Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist and the principle of patient-centered care.

APTA's policy on commitment to person-centered services states: "Denying services based on religious or personal objection may encourage health care professionals to shift from a person‐centered focus to one aimed at the needs or beliefs of the provider."

PT Proud, housed in the HPA Section of APTA, was formed over the past 18 months. Its mission is to unite PTs, PTAs, and students towards a common goal of affecting change in the profession of physical therapy through advocacy, policy, and promotion of competency/humility education around sexual and gender minority health. We aim to address health disparities, work toward health equity and positively affect the healthcare experience of LGBTQIA+ patients, students, and clinicians.

The APTA’s code of ethics provides a roadmap for our profession to provide care in the most ethical way possible; it does not lend itself to exceptions of who we provide that care to based on any personal belief held. While many folks in our profession and in healthcare may glance at this ruling and feel it may not apply directly to physical therapy, we want to provide the broadened perspective that it does, indeed, apply to all of us as clinicians, faculty, and students. The denial of care encourages discrimination of already vulnerable patient populations facing frequent and pervasive discrimination when seeking healthcare, including sexual and gender minority patients. While the physical therapy literature, itself, is often silent on specific examples with these communities, the healthcare literature in general is very clear that these communities already face major healthcare disparities directly attributable to healthcare provider bias and discrimination.

PT Proud is committed to helping our profession with inclusive practices for all patients and in helping educate our professionals and students in the area of health and healthcare disparities that exist for these communities. This ruling is antithetical to the mission of what we do and to APTA’s core values and our core ethics. It endangers the lives of sexual and gender minorities by encouraging healthcare providers to refuse care based on personal held beliefs.

PT Proud
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National Institute on Aging - NIH

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Touro University Nevada is a branch campus within the Touro College system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1971 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin,Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris, and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles and Touro University Worldwide, are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System.

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