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Online Physics I for the Health Professions – PHYS 1010 Online

This online physics class, Physics I, is not available for new enrollments at this time.*

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*Physics I is not available for new enrollments at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please call (855) 325-0894 if you have any questions or concerns, or fill out the form below if you’d like to be notified when the course reopens. Interested in Physics II? Submit a request.

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’sonline 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.

Required course materials

PHYS 1010 required course materials

There is no required textbook purchase for this class. A free Open Stax textbook is embedded in the course and available online at the beginning of each learning module.

Lab Material
DVDs for lab component (available only from the UNE Bookstore)

Tuition and Fees

Credits: 4
Tuition: $1280
Registration: $25
Lab Kit: $1000

Total: $2305

Important to note

  • A $500 deposit is refundable if the kit is returned in good condition. If not, only a portion of the deposit will be refundable.
  • Due to the nature of the laboratory equipment and shipping, only students who reside in the 48 contiguous states may enroll in this course.

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.

Physics I is not available for new enrollments at this time.
We apologize for the inconvenience. 


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