Sample Cover Letter for PT School (From Lynette Ewer)
December 4, 2009
UNM School of Medicine
HSSB Room 204
Dear Ms. Dieruf,
I am very interested in the physical therapy program at the University of New Mexico. I
volunteered over 220 hours at the Veterans Administration Hospital (2008- 2009), which
gave me the opportunity to experience and enjoy several different aspects of the physical
therapy field. I am currently completing my undergraduate degree in exercise science,
which I feel will enhance my abilities as a therapist.
My volunteer background has included the following: wound care, rehabilitation exercise
programs, and spinal cord injury and mobility impaired patients in the therapy pool. I also
gained experience in patient rehabilitation in the areas of knee and hip replacement
My bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science has provided me with the knowledge of exercise
testing, EKG interpretation, fitness assessment and prescription, anatomy, and kinesiology.
I have also taken courses that involved special populations, such as people with disabilities
and the elderly.
The UNM physical therapy program came highly recommended by graduate students and
physical therapists that I have talked with, and that the curriculum is outstanding. Through
my research on deciding which school to attend I found that the New Mexico School of
Medicine is one of the top in the nation. I would be proud to be a student in the UNM
physical therapy program.
Through my volunteer work at the VA Hospital I have developed a compassionate approach
and commitment to assisting people with medical and physical disabilities I would enjoy
becoming a physical therapy student and look forward to speaking with you in the near
future. Thank you for your consideration.