»Department of Physical Therapy

Continually accredited since 1928, Chapman's Department of Physical Therapy is one of the longest running PT programs in the United States.  The tradition of excellence continues to the present day, where professors, all of whom are licensed practitioners with advanced degrees, provide up-to-date instruction in one of the region's most advanced PT facilities.  This program offers:

Faculty

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The faculty in the Department of PT is comprised of physical therapists and other educators with clinical relevance, selected for their background in the content area as well as their advanced degrees and licenses. In fact, every faculty member responsible for a course has an advanced degree or credential and are committed to providing you an excellent program. The faculty members serve in professional leadership roles, participate in scholarly activities, and take it upon themselves to give each and every student personalized mentoring. 

Curriculum

Students studyingThe DPT curriculum reflects the latest content in the profession and strives to maximize the degree of excellence in the teaching process. The faculty members are committed to the APTA Vision Statement for preparing clinicians to be the practitioners of choice for movement related problems.

Facility

physiology studentsThe program facilities are currently located in the Crean Building which is easily accessed near the Orange train station. Parking is available right across the street. In the Fall of 2014, the program will be housed in the new state-of-the-art Harry and Diane Rinker Health Sciences Campus in Irvine, California. The facility is currently in planning and development and will include state of the art equipment in laboratories and class-rooms.

Beyond Chapman

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The DPT program has excellent performance outcomes. Since the first DPT graduates in 2004 took the licensure exam, our graduates have enjoyed a 100% overall pass rate.  First time pass rates have averaged 96.7% with a range of 94.29%-100%. These annual Program outcomes reflect annual licensure pass rates that are more than 10% (range 3.11-18.9%) higher than the statewide performance and more than 14% (range 9.34-22.95%) higher than the national performance during the same year as indicated by the reports obtained from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Examinations (FSBPT).

The employment rate for each of our graduates remains at 100%.

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