Physical Therapy

The University of New Mexico
School of Medicine
Health Sciences and Services Building, Room 204
MSC09 5230
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 272-6956 or (505) 272-5479

Burke Gurney, P.T., Ph.D., O.C.S.

Associate Professors
Ron Andrews, P.T., Ph.D.
Kathy Dieruf, P.T., Ph.D., N.C.S.
Beth Jones, P.T., D.P.T., M.S., O.C.S.

Assistant Professors
Marybeth Barkocy, P.T., D.P.T.                                                                                                                    
Fred Carey, P.T., Ph.D.

Lecturers II
James Dexter, P.T., M.A.                                                                                                                       
Tiffany Pelletier, M.P.T.


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 dysfunction.

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 (D.P.T.) degree. The program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Applicants should contact the program or visit the Physical Therapy program Web site for specific information.

Associated Programs

Graduate Program


PT 351. Clinical Exercise in Physical Therapy. (3)

PT 505. Foundations I. (5)

PT 506L. Orthopaedic Treatment, Exercises, Soft Tissue Techniques and Physical Agents. (5)

PT 507L. Orthopedics I. (5)

PT 508L. Orthopedics II. (6)

PT 510. Management of Integumentary Dysfunction. (2 to a maximum of 4 Δ)

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. (2)

PT 544. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology. (4)

PT 545. Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy. (2)

PT 546. Pharmacology for Physical Therapists. (2)

PT 580. Prosthetics. (2)

PT 607L. Neurologic Physical Therapy I. (8)

PT 608L. Neurologic Physical Therapy II. (8)

PT 610. Cardiopulmonary and Acute Care. (4 )

PT 611. Clinical Internship II. (5)

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

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

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

PT 632. Advanced Evidence-Based Practice. (2)

PT 640. Gender Health. (2)

PT 650. Advanced Differential Diagnosis. (2)

PT 651. Patient Management and Clinical Decision Making III. (2)

PT 652. Clinical Internship III. (7)

PT 653. Patient Management and Clinical Decision Making IV. (3)

PT 654. Clinical Internship IV. (7)

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

PT 662L. Pediatrics. (5)

PT 670. Gerontology. (3 [2 or 3])

PT 680. Organization and Administration. (2)

PT 681. Administration and Supervision II. (1)

PT 685. Advanced Spinal Manipulation. (3)

PT 691. Capstone Project. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

PT 692. Board Preparation. (1)

PT 694. Physical Therapy Independent Study. (1-7)

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