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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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Why Should You Apply To Our Program?

  • The program is well established and has been in existence for close to 50 years (first class attended from 1974-1976).

  • Class size is relatively small, which is ideal for a physical therapy curriculum (student: faculty ratio ~3:1).

  • Students form solid bonds with one another, much like family.

  • The market for Physical Therapists is currently strong, a trend that is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

  • Average starting salary is approximately $60,00-$75,000 per year.

  • Graduates are often approached before graduation for employment.

  • 100% of graduates find positions in physical therapy.

  • Many job opportunities are right here in New Mexico – check the Job Posting Page for recently submitted jobs.

  • The curriculum is challenging, fulltime and intensive over 34 months.

  • As a member of the School of Medicine (SOM), there is access to SOM resources:

    • excellent cadaver lab; hands on education using cadavers

    • award winning medical library

  • Exceptional students make our program what it is. They are in it for all the right reasons:

    • excellent students (average GPA of 3.5 or better)

    • choice to make a positive difference in another’s life

  • Faculty expertise:

    • Faculty have a very broad range of specialties with board certified specialist is: neurology, pediatrics, orthopedics, and sports.

    • Faculty are in academic education for the love of teaching; they are here for the students and are dedicated to helping them learn!

    • Faculty team with our students on research and publications.

  • There are new opportunities for further education and clinical experiences:

The program's selection process does not discriminate against any student on the basis of gender, marital or parental status, race, color, religion, age, national origin or physical handicap.