UNM pt


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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Application Process

Students are admitted once a year with classes beginning in August 2018.  We will notify applicants of admissions selections by March 1, 2018.   Part of the admissions process involves a required in person interview. Interviews will be taking place on Saturday January 27, 2018.

Although the majority of our students are residents of New Mexico, residents of other states are invited to apply.  Applicants can be certified by the Professional Student Exchange Program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).  Residents of Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Wyoming are eligible to apply to our program under WICHE. For more information on WICHE, please visit their website at www.wiche.edu.

Class of 2019 Demographics

 Female/male                                     15/15

GRE Verbal (mean)                          154 (59th percentile)

GRE Quantitative (mean)              152 (47th percentile)

Prerequisite GPA (mean)              3.69

Cumulative GPA                               3.54

Instate/WICHE/Out of State        25/1/4

Requirements for a complete application include all of the following:

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in any field by the spring semester (May 2018)
  2. Have a cumulative GPA from all coursework, both undergraduate and graduate combined, of ≥ 2.67.
  3. Complete at least 45 hours of observation in as many physical therapy practice settings as possible by October 30, 2017.
  4. Arrange for three professional references (1 must be from a PT).
  5. Order official transcripts sent to PTCAS from all colleges and universities you have attended.
  6. Take the GRE (between November 30 2012 - November 30, 2017) with official scores sent to our program number 7670.  Meet the minimum requirements of: 25% verbal and  20% for quantitative.
  7. Complete 36 hours of prerequisites with a C or better AND have a prerequisite GPA of ≥ 3.0 (you must have all prerequisites completed by December 2017. Exceptions for up to one prerequisite outstanding) are granted on a case-by-case basis. Pass/Fail or CR/NC options are NOT acceptable for any of the pre-requisite courses. 
  8. Download the PTCAS instructions.
  9. Complete the PTCAS application process.
  10. Complete the NM Residency form if applicable.
  11. Complete an academic update in December 2017 if applicable (you are currently enrolled in classes Fall 2017 or will be enrolled in classes Spring 2018).

Prior to matriculation in the program:

  1. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Physical Therapy Program if they are unable to meet the technical standards of the program. Technical Standards for physical therapy students are defined by the program at the provided link.

  2. If you have a physical or learning disability, you are asked to self-report your educational needs. Evaluation of the disability by a physician or other appropriate professional must be presented at the time of the report in order for accommodations to be arranged. Evaluation of the disability by a physician or other appropriate professional must be presented at the time of the report in order for accommodations to be arranged.

  3. If you are currently enrolled in classes or have not yet graduated with your bachelor’s degree, send in any updated official transcripts from May 2018.