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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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Prerequisites

 We rank your prerequisite GPA heavily in the application process. In order to facilitate the highest GPA possible, we recommend you do the following when selecting your prerequisite courses:

  1. Use the highest course grade possible for your prerequisite selection.  You may substitute a higher-level class for the prerequisite as long as you have taken the lower level required class.  As an example: you took Physics 1 your sophomore year and earned a B.  Your junior year you took a higher-level physics that had a prerequisite requirement of Physics 1 in order to take the class and you earned an A.  You may use that higher-level physics class with the A, to match our prerequisites.

  2. Select the highest grade earned on all classes you have may have retaken

Exercise Physiology (3 credits): Must be an advanced level (300 or higher) physiology class that is beyond the A&P requirement. Preference is given for Advanced Exercise Physiology. Click here for available options.

Psychology (6 credits): You must have two psychology classes. These classes can be a combination of different classes such as Introduction to Psychology or Developmental and/or Abnormal Psychology. We recommend abnormal and/or developmental be at least one of your two courses. Not accepted: Sports Psychology or Psychology of Human Sexuality.

Statistics (3 credits): Must be a standalone statistics class (not just part of a research class).

Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits): Lecture and lab is required to total 4 credits. Class must include structure and function of the HUMAN body and organization/integration of systems.

Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits): Lecture and lab is required to total 4 credits. Class must include structure and function of the HUMAN body and organization/integration of systems.

Chemistry I (4 credits): Lecture and lab required to total 4 credits.

Chemistry II (4 credits): Lecture and lab required to total 4 credits.

Physics I (4 credits): Lecture and lab required to total 4 credits.

Physics II (4 credits): Lecture and lab required to total 4 credits.

  • You should have all prerequisites completed by December 2019. You are permitted to have one final prerequisite to be taken during the 2020 Spring Semester. If you have more than one (1) outstanding prerequisite class yet to take after the December 2019 academic update, your application will be considered incomplete and will not move forward.

  • Pass/Fail or CR/NC options are NOT acceptable for any of the pre-requisite courses. 

  • There is no expiration date on prerequisite courses that meet the acceptable course, credit and lab criteria listed above and on PTCAS.