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

Chief and Professor
Burke Gurney, PT, Ph.D., OCS

Associate Professors
Ron Andrews, PT, Ph.D., OCS
Beth M. Jones, PT, D.P.T., M.S., OCS
Sue Leach, PT, D.P.T., NCS, CEEAA

Assistant Professors
Marybeth Barkocy, PT, D.P.T., PCS
Deborah Doerfler, PT, D.P.T., Ph.D., OCS
Tiffany Enache, PT, D.P.T.
Jodi Schilz, Ph.D.
Rose Vallejo, ATP, PT, D.P.T.
Yuri Yoshida, PT, Ph.D.

Fred Carey, PT, Ph.D.
James Dexter, PT, M.A.
Kathy Dieruf, PT, Ph.D., NCS
Beth Provost, PT, Ph.D., CHT 
Sue Queen, PT, Ph.D.

Sunflower Chirieleison, PT
Renai Gallagher, PT, M.S., LPT
Julie Jordan, PT, OCS
Sahreem Luergan, PT, D.P.T.
Jimmy Minner, PT, D.P.T.
Rick Murdoch, PT
Janet Popp, PT, M.S.


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. (3 [5])

PT 506L. Musculoskeletal Intervention I. (2)

PT 507L. Musculoskeletal Concepts and Management I. (4 [5])

PT 508L. Musculoskeletal Concepts and Management II. (6)

PT 509L. Musculoskeletal Intervention II. (3)

PT 511. Clinical Internship I. (6)

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

PT 521L. Human Anatomy I. (4)

PT 522L. Anatomy II. (4)

PT 534. Evidenced-Based Practice I. (2)

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

PT 546. Pharmacology for Physical Therapists. (2)

PT 580. Prosthetics. (2)

PT 607L. Neurological Evaluation and Treatment I. (8)

PT 608L. Neurological Evaluation and Treatment II. (8)

PT 610. Acute Care. (4)

PT 611. Clinical Internship II. (6)

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

PT 613. Cardiopulmonary. (3)

PT 622. Biopsychosocial Practice. (3)

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

PT 640. Gender Health. (2)

PT 650. Autonomous Practice. (3)

PT 652. Clinical Internship III. (6)

PT 653. Service Learning. (1 [2])

PT 654. Clinical Internship IV. (6)

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

PT 662L. Pediatrics. (5)

PT 670. Gerontology. (3)

PT 680. Administration and Supervision I. (1-2)

PT 685. Advanced Ortho Spine. (3)

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

PT 692. Board Preparation. (1)

PT 693. Integrated Clinical Experiences. (1, may be repeated three times Δ)

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

PT 695. Special Topics in Physical Therapy. (1-3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)

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