Physical Therapy

Susan A. Queen, P.T., Ph.D., Director
The University of New Mexico
School of Medicine
Health Sciences and Services Building, Room 204
MSC 09 5230
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 272-5755

Associate Professors
Ron Andrews, P.T., Ph.D.
Kathy Dieruf, P.T., Ph.D., N.C.S.
Burke Gurney, P.T., Ph.D., O.C.S.
Beth Provost, P.T., Ph.D.
Susan A. Queen, P.T., Ph.D.

Assistant Professors
Fred Carey, P.T., Ph.D.
Beth Jones, P.T., DPT, M.S., O.C.S.
Peg Wanta, P.T., D.P.T.

James Dexter, P.T., M.A.


Physical Therapy is a health care profession whose primary purpose is the promotion of optimal human performance through the application of sound scientific principles to the prevention, evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic movement disfunction.

For information about the profession of physical therapy and other accredited schools, contact the American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, 1-800-999-2782.


The Physical Therapy Program at the University of New Mexico consists of a three year curriculum of professional graduate course work and clinical training which leads to a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. The program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Applicants should contact the program or visit the program’s Web site at for specific information.


PT 351. Clinical Exercise in Physical Therapy. [Clinical Exercise Physiology.] . (3)

PT 505. Foundations I. (5)

PT 507L. Orthopedics I. (7)

PT 508L. Orthopedics II. (8 [7])

PT 511. Clinical Internship I. (5)

PT 512. Patient Management and Clinical Decision Making I. (1)

PT 521L. Human Anatomy. (6)

PT 534. Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice. (3)

PT 544. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology. (4 [2])

PT 580. Prosthetics. (2 [3])

PT 605. Foundations II. (3)

PT 607L. Neurologic Physical Therapy I. (7)

PT 608L. Neurologic Physical Therapy II. (7)

PT 609. Neuroscience. (1)

PT 610. Cardiopulmonary and Acute Care. (5)

PT 611. Clinical Internship II. (5)

PT 612. Patient Management and Clinical Decision-Making II. (1)

PT 620. Understanding Medical Imaging. (1)

PT 622. Psychosocial and Cultural Concepts I . (2)

PT 623. Psychosocial and Cultural Concepts II. (2)

PT 624. Cultural Awareness. (1)

PT 630. Pharmacology in Rehabilitation. (1)

PT 632. Advanced Evidence-Based Practice. (2 [3])

PT 640. Women’s Health. (2)

PT 650. Advanced Differential Diagnosis. (2)

PT 651. Patient Management and Clinical Decision Making III. (3)

PT 652. Clinical Internship III. (7)

PT 653. Patient Management and Clinical Decision-Making IV. (2)

PT 654. Clinical Internship IV. (7)

PT 660. Health, Wellness and Fitness. (3)

PT 662L. Pediatrics. (4)

PT 670. Gerontology. (2 or 3)

PT 680. Organization and Administration. (2)

PT 681. Administration and Supervision II. (1)

PT 685. Advanced Spinal Manipulation. (2)

PT 691. Capstone Project. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 ∆ [3 OR 6])

PT 692. Board Preparation. (1)

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