2012-13 Applicants

Chapman University (for class beginning fall 2020)


Contact Information more...

Serena Healey
Admissions Coordinator
Department of Physical Therapy
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange CA, 92866
(714) 744-7620
cudptadmissions@chapman.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/26/2013
Additional information about the class profile
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. Persons who have been dismissed from another physical therapy program are not eligible for consideration for admission to Chapman University. 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
50
Anticipated size of next entering class
50
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
63%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
35%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
1%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
1%

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 nine full time faculty, three part-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 50 students each fall from a large number of qualified applicants.

The program requires 3 years of continuous enrollment and consists of 125 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 higher than average 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 new, state of the art facilities, built inside a renovated historic building, both evident of our historic beginning and enduring quality.

We would be happy to provide you with a tour and answer all your questions either in person, on-line, or by phone. We look forward to seeing you at our new student orientation in August!

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/15/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
August 15, 2012 – Early decision application deadline.

September 25, 2012 – Early decision offers awarded.

November 15, 2012 – Application firm deadline; applications will not be accepted after this date.
 
November 15, 2012 – Deadline to take the GRE Exam.

December 7, 2012 – Deadline to submit official GRE scores.

January 14, 2013 – Deadline to submit transcripts reflecting fall 2012 grades.

August 5, 2013 – Deadline to submit transcripts reflecting spring and/or summer 2013 grades and all other outstanding admission requirements.

Enrollment Deposit Deadline: A deposit must be received within two weeks of admission notification or until the class is full.

The Department of Physical Therapy accepts up to 50 students into each class which begins in August. Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university by the time of matriculation into the DPT program in late August.

Chapman University Admission.

Preference for admissions is given to applicants with the highest GPA and GRE scores.  Admission decisions are determined  beginning in December and continuing until the class is filled.

Information for international applicants is provided in page below.

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. Some information requested in the application is requested for federal or accreditation reporting and will not be used in a discriminatory manner.

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:

Cumulative GPA 3.5
Prerequisite GPA 3.5

*Original GRE Exam
GRE Verbal 480
GRE Quantitative 600
GRE Analytical 4.0

*Revised GRE Exam
GRE Verbal 152
GRE Quantitative 148
GRE Analytical 4.0

* Early decision applicants MUST take the GRE before July 31, 2012. Applicants eligible for early decision admission will receive a decision by September 25, 2012, prior to all other applicants, and will have priority consideration for scholarship money. Early decision candidates must meet all other admission requirements and deadlines.

Deposits

Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$0.00

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
 
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
 
Cumulative GPA (CGPA) for Early Decision Applicants
3.50
 
Prerequisite GPA (PGPA) for Early Decision Applicants
3.50
 
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
No more than two science courses and three prerequisite courses may be remaining after the fall semester in which the application is submitted. Applicants with the least remaining prerequisite course work may be given preference over other applicants.

ALL APPLICANTS

Cumulative GPA (CGPA):

Program will use CGPA calculated by PTCAS. CPGA will be calculated based on all courses completed, including the fall 2012 semester. 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 the matriculation in August 2013.

Prerequisite GPA (PGPA):

Program will use PGPA calculated by PTCAS. PGPA will be updated based on all prerequisite courses completed, including the fall 2012 semester. 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 the matriculation in August 2013. Prerequisite coursework may be repeated only once.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7669
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
11/15/2012
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
11/15/2007
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
146
 
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
144
 
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
 
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. GRE results must be submitted no later than December 9, 2012. The exam must be taken within 5 years of the application deadline and scores from various test dates are not combined. Scores will be considered relative to the scores of other applicants and the GPAs.

The REVISED minimum acceptable scores for REGULAR admissions are shown in the table above.
The ORIGINAL minimum acceptable scores for REGULAR admissions are:
Verbal 400
Quantitative 500
Analytical Writing 3.5

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

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
40
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
08/05/2013
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
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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
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.

* Submit official transcripts, diplomas, and certificates from all post-secondary institutions. Official transcripts submitted in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation. Documents will not be returned, so send a notarized photocopy if only one transcript can be issued from the school.

* 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 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.

* No more than two science prerequisite courses and one human behavior or statistics prerequisite course (a total of three prerequisite courses) may be remaining after the fall semester in which the application is submitted.

* All remaining prerequisite course work and the awarding of a baccalaureate degree must occur before the student matriculates in August of 2013.

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 will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Biology I
Botany unacceptable. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
One year sequence of Chemistry with labs. Introductory course is not acceptable Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
One year sequence of Chemistry with labs. Introductory course is not acceptable Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
One year sequence of Physics with labs. Introductory course is not acceptable Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
One year sequence of Physics with labs. Introductory course is not acceptable Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
If a combined anatomy/physiology course is taken, two semester or three quarter courses are required. Coursework older than 5 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Social/Behavioral Science
1 of 2 Social / Behavioral Science courses required. A total of two courses are required in Psychology and/or Human Behavior. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
2 of 2 Social / Behavioral Science courses required. A total of two courses are required in Psychology and/or Human Behavior. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Statistics
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics