2005

Dr. Emmanuel John elected to ACAPT Board American Council of Academic Physical Therapy welcomes Chapman's DPT chair

May 3, 2018 by | News

Department of Physical Therapy program chair Dr. Emmanuel John has been elected secretary to the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), effective May 1, 2018. The ACAPT represents all accredited Physical Therapy (PT) Education programs in the country, currently 242 DPT Programs. This new appointment brings another layer of prestige to his already impressive

1988

Do Humans Possess Free Will? New class explores this age old question

March 27, 2018 by | News

Do humans really have free will or is action controlled by unconscious processes in the brain? If you and your classmates want to dive into these big questions, we have a new class for you! The Faculty Research and Development Council have awarded the 2018-2019 Co-Teaching prize to Assistant Professors Uri Maoz, Ph.D., and Michael

1980

CSD Class of 2018 Breaks Internship Record 14 students gain acceptance into top ranking medical practicum internships

February 14, 2018 by | Uncategorized

Chapman’s MS in Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) program has much to boast about these days. For the first time in the programs history, 14 students in the class of 2018 gained placement into top ranking medical practicum internships this summer and spring, including the highly coveted Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Hospital. CSD students

1971

Dr. Marcia Abbott’s journey to India inspires new research project Can yoga have positive health benefits on obesity and cardiovascular disease?

January 29, 2018 by | Uncategorized

Understanding how exercise changes hormones and genes for preventing and/or treating obesity is one of Dr. Marcia Abbott’s primary research interests. She is also an advanced practitioner and certified instructor of various forms of yoga, including Vinyasa and Yin. During winter break, she fulfilled a longtime goal of traveling to India to study a rigorous

1957

Michael S. Burney, EdD, PA-C to serve as new Physician Assistant Studies program director

December 18, 2017 by | Uncategorized

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is excited to announce the new appointment of Michael S. Burney, EdD., PA-C as program director of the Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program at the Rinker Health Campus. Dr. Burney has held several leadership positions in PA education and PA professional organizations.  He has served as vice-chair, director

1947

Raising mental health awareness, one step at a time Phi chapter of Delta Kappa raises second highest amount of any group in NAMI 5K walk

November 15, 2017 by | Uncategorized

Members of Crean College’s Phi chapter of Delta Kappa, the National Honor Society for Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), participated in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) five kilometer charity walk.  Held at Mason Regional Park in Irvine, Calif., the walk raises funds for and public awareness of NAMI and the field of mental

1919

PA Student Spotlight PA Student Vivian Acevedo

June 6, 2017 by | News

In January 2017 Chapman University admitted its first cohort of twenty five students into the Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant (PA) program. Since January these twenty five students have been immersed in an intensive academic curriculum. Even so, many students dedicated extra time to participate in community outreach and in promoting the PA program. 

1926

Inter-Professional Education: Encouraging Interprofessional Collaborative Practices Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences Join School of Pharmacy in Annual IPE Event

June 1, 2017 by | News

Today’s healthcare is provided by teams of Interprofessional healthcare providers.  To prepare graduate students in pharmacy, physical therapy, communication sciences and disorders and physician assistant studies to work in collaborative teams, Crean College and the School of Pharmacy provide students with several experiences each year to work as collaborative teams.  The most recent IPE event

1908

DPT White Coat Ceremony Welcoming DPT Students into the PT Profession

May 24, 2017 by | News

On Friday May 5, 2017 Memorial Auditorium was filled with eager parents, grandparents, family members and friends awaiting the white coat ceremony.  Traditionally the white coat ceremony serves the purpose of welcoming the students as professional colleagues dedicated to patient care.  Students are presented with the white coat, which is a traditional symbol of clinical