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Online Physics I for the Health Professions – PHYS 1010 Online

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This online physics class is a four credit hour course delivered at a distance and includes a hands-on physics laboratory. It is designed for individuals who need a semester of physics as a prerequisite to apply for admission to health professions programs.

Graduate programs that may require PHYS 1010: Physics I may include but are not limited to:

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Dental medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant

The overall goal of this online Physics class is to provide the student interested in the health professions with an introduction to physics that emphasizes the concepts that are the foundation of sciences, which the students may encounter in their professional studies.

A hands-on modeling approach

Physics I emphasizes a modeling approach to the principles of physics. Modeling instruction emphasizes hands-on observations, data collection and analysis so students may construct mental physical models describing the world around them. Students will then practice their understanding through extensive written and online homework problems supported by video lectures and extensive readings. The accompanying text provides applications of mechanics to a variety of biomedically-rich examples reinforced by online homework activities.

PHYS 1010 course outline

Students will test their understanding through online quizzes before taking exams. UNE’s online Physics class, PHYS 1010, provides an in-depth examination of basic mechanics including the study of motion (kinematics), interactions and forces (dynamics), energy, impulsive forces (collisions) and circular motion. Click here to see the full physics for the health professions course outline.

Registering for the lab

Click here to learn more about the laboratories that accompany Online Physics I for the Health Professions.

Complete at your own pace

Working at the pace typical for a four semester hour course, the average student will complete this online Physics class in approximately 16 weeks. Many students are nontraditional students who have elected an online course for flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may complete the course in fewer than 16 weeks.


There are no prerequisite classes to be completed before registering for this online Physics class.

Technical Requirements

To learn more about the technical requirements for this and other Post-Baccalaureate courses, click here.

Exam Procedures

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit Online Learning's ProctorU site.

Enrollment online anytime

You may enroll at any time via our self-service registration portal. Please keep in mind that courses start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Payment is due in full at the time of registration.  Your official start date is the date that the course opens, and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.  

Courses start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST on the Monday before the class starts. See the UNE Academic Calendar for more details. 

Assistance with registration

If you have any questions or need help with registering for your class, please call an Enrollment Counselor at 1-855-325-0894, email, or view the online FlexReg course registration tutorial

If you intend to use VA Benefits or Military Tuition Assistance, please do not use the self-registration portal. Please call 1-855-325-0894 to be directed to the appropriate office for assistance.

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