2019-20 Applicants

Chapman University (for class beginning fall 2020)


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Contact Information more...

Department of Physical Therapy
Chapman University
Harry & Diane Rinker Health Science Campus
9401 Jeronimo Road
Irvine CA, 92618
(714) 744-7620
cudptadmissions@chapman.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/31/2020 and 05/04/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Disciples of Christ
Additional information about the class profile
The fall classes begin in August 2020. No more than two science prerequisite courses and one human behavior or statistics prerequisite course (a total of three prerequisite courses) may be incomplete when the candidate submits their application. Preference may be given to applicants with the fewest pending admission requirements.

Persons who have been dismissed from another physical therapy program are not eligible for consideration for admission to Chapman University.

Chapman University considers all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, special needs, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws. Applicants who decline or are denied admission may reapply in any subsequent year. Admission requirements are subject to change, and admission in one year does not guarantee admission in any subsequent year.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
91%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
8%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
1%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
8%

Sex

% Male
52%
% Female
48%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
9%
% Asian
50%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
3%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
38%

Program Description more...

Thank you for your interest in the Chapman University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. At Chapman University, the faculty embody the mission of the University and of the Department for providing a personalized education of distinction with an evidence based approach. In addition, the faculty believe in, and prepare students for, current standards of PT practice as defined in the APTA vision 2020 statement.

There are over 19 full time faculty and numerous adjunct clinical faculty all supported by clinicians in over 300 contracted sites who assist in the overall education of the students. Chapman provides a challenging and rewarding curriculum and we continually strive to improve and respond to feedback. The physical therapy program accepts up to 40 students in the fall from a large number of qualified applicants.

The program requires 3 years of continuous enrollment and consists of 129 units of didactic and clinical instruction with up to 50 weeks of off-site clinical experiences integrated throughout the program. The integrated program is designed to produce top-level clinicians. Chapman boasts a 100% licensure pass-rate for graduates of our DPT program. In addition, our graduates enjoy a 100% employment rate.

While the program is demanding, the students in the Chapman University DPT program still find time for fun. We encourage our students to maintain a balance in life and provide opportunities for such activities as parties, marathons or 5K runs, etc. Each class stays together throughout the curriculum and this provides opportunities to develop and nurture lasting relationships. The DPT program at Chapman University is an excellent choice. We welcome you to come visit our state of the art facilities, at the Harry & Diane Rinker Health Science Graduate Campus in Irvine, CA.

We would be happy to provide you with a tour and answer all your questions either in person, on-line, or by phone.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/16/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

The fall class starts on August 31, 2020. Attendance at the new student orientation (2 full days) is mandatory for those who are offered admission. New student orientation may be scheduled two weeks prior to the matriculation date. During the past admission cycle, orientation was held the week prior class start. The applicant's undergraduate degree must be conferred prior to the matriculation date.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Early decision is a binding option for applicants with demonstrated high academic performance and who desire an early decision from Chapman University. Early decision candidates are required to meet the following minimum grade point averages (GPAs) and General Record Examination (GRE) requirements to be considered for early decision admission:

Cumulative GPA 3.5
Prerequisite GPA 3.5

GRE Verbal 152
GRE Quantitative 148
GRE Analytical 4.0

The GRE must be taken and reported by July 15, 2019. The program's GRE reporting code is 7669.

Applicants who are eligible for early decision admission will receive a decision by September 25, 2019; prior to all other applicants, and will have priority consideration for scholarship money.

Early decision candidates must meet all other regular admission requirements and deadlines.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your position in the class; it is applied to your first semester's tuition.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.65
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.78
Cumulative GPA (CGPA) for Early Decision Applicants
3.50
3.87
Prerequisite GPA (PGPA) for Early Decision Applicants
3.50
3.76
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Cumulative GPA (CGPA):

Program will use CGPA calculated by PTCAS. CGPA will be calculated based on all college level courses completed. Any courses remaining to meet degree or other requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better and a CGPA of 3.0 or better must be maintained until matriculation.

Prerequisite GPA (PGPA):

Program will calculate PGPA. PGPA will be updated based on prerequisite courses completed. Any prerequisite courses in progress must be completed with a grade of C or better and a PGPA of 3.0 or better must be maintained until matriculation. Prerequisite coursework may be repeated only once and the higher grade will be utilized in the PGPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7669
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
11/01/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
11/01/2014
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
146
154
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
144
155
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Applicants must submit GRE test results for all examination attempts. It is recommended that the GRE examination be taken six weeks prior to the application deadline (by 11/1/2019). GRE results must be submitted no later than
December 15, 2019. The exam must be taken within the last five years and scores from various test dates are not combined. We accept the best test if multiple tests have been taken. Early Decision Applicants must take the GRE before July.

The REVISED minimum acceptable scores for REGULAR admissions are shown in the table above.

The ORIGINAL minimum acceptable scores for REGULAR admissions are:

- Verbal 146
- Quantitative 144
- Analytical Writing 3.5

Test results should be sent to PTCAS, program code 7669.

Observation Hours

 
We appreciate experience in a variety of settings to show a broad exposure and familiarity.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
40
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of Supplemental and Document Upload Requirements
If you would like to provide any course descriptions, syllabi, and/or links to a course catalog in order to aid the admissions team in evaluating your prerequisite coursework, you may upload these documents in the document section of the application. This is optional.

Please ensure the following information is visible:

Course title
Course number
Name of college/university
Course description or link to course description/syllabi
Legend
Applicant must send one reference from this SPECIFIC type of evaluator
Applicant must send reference from ONE OR MORE evaluators in category to fulfill program's requirements
Evaluator type ACCEPTED
Evaluator type NOT accepted
Number of references required by program
0

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
International applicants must have courses evaluated by an appropriate agency, hold a degree equivalent to a US baccalaureate degree, submit TOEFL scores, and send financial certification. Contact the International Admissions Officer at Chapman University for requirements.

* International applicants whose native language is not English must submit results of the TOEFL or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL scores must be a minimum of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) and must have been taken within 2 years of the date of application. Scores must be sent directly to PTCAS. The ETS recording code for Chapman University is 4047. IELTS scores of 6.5 or higher are acceptable. International students who have completed their undergraduate degrees at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university do not need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

* A Financial Certification form provided by Chapman certifying that you have sufficient financial funding to cover the expenses of your 1st year of study. Appropriate documentation (US Immigration I-20) will not be issued without this certification.

After you select the program and enter your coursework on the application, you may be required to match your courses to the program's course prerequisites in the "Prerequisites" tab of the "Program Materials" section.
General information
Prerequisite Additional Requirements (All Applicants):

* All outstanding prerequisite coursework must be completed by June 2020. All transcripts must be submitted by that time.

* All science prerequisite courses must be courses for science majors (general education or introductory sciences courses are not acceptable).

* Human Anatomy and Physiology must be completed within 5 years of the application deadline.

* All other prerequisite courses must be completed within 10 years of the application deadline.

* Prerequisite courses may be repeated only once; the second grade will then be used to calculate PGPA.

* Pass/Credit grades for prerequisite courses will be converted to a C if letter grading options are not available.

* Courses which received advanced placement credit (AP or CLEP) may fulfill prerequisite requirements. The credit hours and grade points will not be computed in the PGPA calculation.

* A total of 3 prerequisite courses (2 science and 1 human behavior or statistics) may be outstanding when the application is submitted. Remaining prerequisite courses must be completed before matriculation into the program.

* All remaining prerequisite course work must be completed and the awarding of a baccalaureate degree must occur before the student matriculates into the program.

Students must satisfactorily complete all remaining prerequisite course requirements in accordance with the admission requirements.
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
Yes
Anatomy
Mammalian anatomy is NOT acceptable. If a combined anatomy/physiology course is taken, two semester or three quarter courses are required. Coursework older than 5 years is not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Biology course with lab. Botany and Ecology are NOT acceptable. Sequential courses not required. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. Bio Chemistry is not accepted to fulfill Biology requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Biology course with lab. Botany and Ecology are NOT acceptable. Sequential courses not required. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. Bio Chemistry is not accepted to fulfill Biology requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
One year sequence of General Chemistry with labs. Introductory course is not acceptable. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
One year sequence of General Chemistry with labs. Introductory course is not acceptable. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
One year sequence of General Physics with labs (calculus or algebra based). Introductory course is not acceptable. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
One year sequence of General Physics with labs (calculus or algebra based). Introductory course is not acceptable. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physiology
Human Physiology with lab. If a combined anatomy/physiology course is taken, two semester or three quarter courses are required. Exercise physiology not acceptable. Coursework older than 5 years is not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Social/Behavioral Science
One Social / Behavioral Science course required. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Community Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Cultural Geography
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Human Sexuality
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Marriage/Family
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Personal Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Women’s Studies
Statistics
One statistics course. Kinesiology Stats is not accepted. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics