Physical Therapist Assistant (CPE)

Coordinated Program Entry Pre-Registration Screening instructions for the Physical Therapist Assistant program.

Contact Us

Contact CPE Form

(505) 224-4111



Fall 2024

  • Screening Form Available: April 26, 2024
  • Screening Form Deadline: June 21, 2024

Forms will open by 9 a.m. (MT) on the available date.
Forms will close on the deadlines listed at 5 p.m. (MT).

Fall 2025

  • Screening Form Available: April 25, 2025
  • Screening Form Deadline: June 20, 2025

Forms will open by 9 a.m. (MT) on the available date.
Forms will close on the deadlines listed at 5 p.m. (MT).

Fall 2026

  • Screening Form Available: April 24, 2026
  • Screening Form Deadline: June 19, 2026

Forms will open by 9 a.m. (MT) on the available date.
Forms will close on the deadlines listed at 5 p.m. (MT).

Program Information

  • Seats available in the program: 16
  • Entrance availability: every Fall term
  • *Average number of approved applicants: 33

*Average is based on a calendar year of screened applicants (Fall 2022 - Fall 2023)

Required Coursework

  • ENGL 1110 (previously ENG 1101): Composition I 3 credit hour(s)
  • AAS Mathematics Requirement 3-4 credit hour(s) 
  • PSYC 1110 (previously PSY 1105): Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hour(s)
  • PTA 1010: The Profession of Physical Therapy 1 credit hour(s)
  • PTA 1020: Pre-PTA Anatomy Fundamentals 4 credit hour(s)

Pre-program required courses for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program are listed above. If you are registered in required courses at CNM you will be considered "in progress." These courses must be on your CNM record with a final grade by the end of the term to be eligible to start the program. Courses also must be "in progress" at CNM.

Classes must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. If you do not complete these courses successfully you may lose your seat in the program.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Cumulative GPA: The Physical Therapist Assistant Program requires an overall GPA of 3.0 on all CNM courses. If you have completed less than 16 credit hours at CNM, cumulative GPAs from all other institutions for which you have submitted transcripts will be averaged into your CNM GPA. More information can be found under Grade Point Average (GPA) under Screening Criteria and Guidelines.

TEAS for Allied Health Entrance Exam

Completion of TEAS for Allied Health Entrance Exam (formerly called the HOBET exam) is required to be eligible for this program.

Minimum Required Scores

  • Comprehensive: 60.00%
  • Reading: 70.30%
  • Math: 67.90%
  • English: 58.50%
  • Science: 47.40%

Minimum required scores in Reading, Math, English, and Science can be obtained through multiple attempts; however, each attempt must have a minimum comprehensive (composite) score of 60.00%. If a student reaches a minimum required score in one of the four categories but does not score a 60.00% overall, the attempt will not be valid.

Exam results will be sent from the CNM Assessment Center directly to the Coordinated Program Entry Office.

If you took the TEAS for Allied Health exam at another school and wish to use that score, you must request your transcript to be sent to CNM. Log into your ATI Allied Health account and order either a TEAS for Allied Health Transcript. For HOBET transcripts call (913) 661-5592. Scores sent from another school must meet CNM criteria.

Complete the Following Prior to Screening

  1. Enroll as a CNM student (if you are not already a CNM student). Visit the Registration & Application page.

  2. Receive CNM ID number and CNM email address. Check your email address to make sure it is functioning properly and contact Information Technology Services if you have questions.

  3. If you have attended other colleges/universities, have all transcripts sent to the CNM Records Office and allow up to four weeks for processing. When the evaluation is complete, you will receive an email showing how credits were evaluated.

Once you complete the form, you will be notified of your form status by CNM email and it is your responsibility to check your CNM account regularly. You will be notified of the date, time, and courses to register for in the program. If you successfully register for the program, classes will begin in the upcoming term.

Attend Compliance Orientation

If you are successfully registered for the Physical Therapist Assistant program, you must attend a Mandatory Compliance Orientation prior to starting the program. During this orientation, specific information will be given regarding what is required for you to get ready for the clinical portion of this program. You will receive an email from with a deadline and a link to sign up for the orientation. For more information on the compliance requirements for this program please visit the Office of Verification and Compliance.