»Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences to Doctor of Physical Therapy

This program guarantees excellent Health Science students a seat in Chapman University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and makes them eligible for scholarship money awarded to outstanding physical therapy students.   Early, guaranteed admission is a three-step process.

STEP ONE: Academic Performance

Declare the Physical Therapy track through the Office of the Registrar by the end of the sophomore year. 

By spring semester of the junior year, students seeking early, guaranteed admission must:

  1. Complete the following courses and adhere to the criteria associated with the courses:

    1. BIO 204, BIO 205 (or BIO 208), HESC 210, HESC 365, HESC 366, CHEM 140, CHEM 150, PHYS 107, PHYS 108, and PSY 203 (or MATH 203)

    2. Must be taken at Chapman University or must be identified as equivalent in the Chapman University/Saddleback College TAG agreement;

    3. May only be taken once;

    4. Must be taken for a letter grade;

    5. Must be completed by the end of spring semester junior year;

    6. Taken together the courses must compute to a GPA > 3.6. 

STEP TWO:  Early Admission Declaration and Plan

By October 1 of the junior year, the student seeking guaranteed early admission must schedule an interview with Serena Healey (healey@chapman.edu)  to review requirements and establish a plan to complete successfully the requirements for guaranteed early admission.  

STEP THREE:  Requirements to Convert from Conditional to a Fully Admitted Student:

  1. Submit an application through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) in August before the beginning of the senior year.

  2. Complete the GRE before the beginning of the senior year with the following minimum scores: Verbal 152, Quantitative 148, Writing 5.0.

  3. Submit documentation showing completion of 40 hours of physical therapy observation/experience;  

  4.  Complete B.S. Health Science degree with a cumulative GPA >3.4.  The degree may be completed during any term of the senior year and must be verified by the Office of the Registrar.

  5. Submit a deposit.

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