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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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Data collection in the motion analysis lab

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Sandia Peak Ski Area, 30 minutes outside of the city

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Letter From The Chief

Thank you for your interest in the University of New Mexico Physical Therapy Program.

We are located at the UNM Health Sciences Center campus, between the towering Sandia Mountains to the east and the Rio Grande Valley to the west. Northern New Mexico is high desert (Albuquerque sits at 5,000 ft above sea level), offering wonderful weather throughout the year. It is one of the only places in the world where one can ski in the mountains in the morning and bike in shorts in the valley the same afternoon. It is truly a special place for outdoor enthusiasts.

We are committed to student centered learning and have been chosen as one of the top 15 PT schools for faculty support by Graduateprograms.com for several years running. We pride ourselves in offering many non-traditional ways of learning, including a faculty led 2-week clinical experience in Guatemala, a service learning (AKA pro bono) clinic were students can obtain real world clinical experience beginning the first semester of the program, and simulated patient labs to address clinical skill development in a realistic setting. In addition, we offer full anatomy dissection in our state of the art gross anatomy lab.

Other highlights of our program include a motion analysis lab that we use for teaching, research and clinical gait analysis. Our research endeavors have grown considerably over the last few years, with active collaborations within exercise physiology, athletic training, and engineering. For their capstone projects, students are given the option of either joining one of our faculty in their numerous research questions, or developing a case report based on a patient seen in the clinic. Additionally, we are involved with the North campus fitness center where students are paired with PT faculty on select Friday afternoons to develop custom fitness programs for UNM employees.

All in all, we are striving to provide creative ways to prepare students for the ever-evolving profession of physical therapy.

We are proud of our program and invite you to contact our Director of Admissions, Dr. Jodi Schilz, with any questions. Or better yet, come and visit us to get to know us better.

Beth Moody Jones, PT, DPT, EdD
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Division Chief