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Division of Physical Therapy
UNM Health Sciences Center
MSC 09-5230
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: 505-272-5479
Fax: 505-272-8079

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Autumn in Albuquerque

Class of 2016

Balloons over the Rio Grande, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Class of 2017

Winter sunset on the Sandia Mountains

Class of 2018

High desert landscape near Albuquerque

Anatomy Man

Biking just north of Albuquerque

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Skiing the ridge in Taos

Sandia Peak Ski Area, 30 minutes outside of the city

Class of 2017 Anatomy

Class of 2017 get their scrubs


Welcome to the Class of 2019!

It's that time of the year again, when we say goodbye to one class (2016) and hello to the newbies. The Class of 2019 started classes August 22nd, hitting the ground running in Foundations, a course with a great deal of material that prepares them for courses further on in the curriculum. Here is a picture of them in their scrubs, getting prepared for gross anatomy, which will begin in mid-October. This may bring back memories for many of you!

student experience

The Albuquerque Opportunity Center is an emergency shelter for homeless men that offers a student run interdisciplinary health clinic to serve the healthcare needs of its residents.

Physical Therapy is always highly sought after, as the homeless population is at much higher risk for musculoskeletal issues. Learn more about our student experiences here.

Welcome to Dr. Yoshida!

Dr. Yoshida

We are excited to welcome Yuri Yoshida, PT, PhD to our faculty. She started with us this August as the Director of the Fred Rutan Motion Analysis Laboratory. Dr. Yoshida obtained her PT degree from Showa University in Yokohama, Japan in 2000, her doctorate in Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics from the University of Delaware in 2006, and completed post-doctoral work at the University of Utah. Her doctorate and post-doctorate work included biomechanical research utilizing a Vicon motion analysis system (the same system we have in our lab), so she has arrived job ready to take our research enterprises to the next level. Dr. Yoshida will be continuing her work on post-operative total knee arthroplasty biomechanics as well as facilitating research projects for the PT Division. In addition, she will help us strengthen or research collaborations with the rest of the Department of Orthopaedics, as well as exercise physiology, athletic training and engineering here at UNM.

For more information on Dr. Yoshida, see her faculty profile.