Can being happy make you healthier? Julia Boehm explains

June 17, 2014 by | News

Earlier this month,  Crean College’s Dr.  Julia Boehm was featured on WAMC Northeast Public Radio in its Academic Minute segment. Dr. Boehm studies the correlation between mind and body, particularly whether being happy can make your heart healthier. You can listen to Dr. Boehm explain her research and read her transcript below. 

June 27: Understanding the Basics of Self Injury

June 16, 2014 by | Events

On Friday, June 27th the Frances Smith Center for Individual and Family Therapy will host “Understanding the Basics of Self Injury” with expert Angela Kahn, M.A., LMFT. The seminar is eligible for three Continuing Education Credits (CEU). Angela Kahn is founder and director of the  Kahn Institute for Self-Injury (KISI) and a licensed marriage and family therapist

Coping With Infertility

June 12, 2014 by David Ogul | News

This article, written by David Ogul, originally appeared on the Los Angeles Times website. A Chapman University expert discusses fertility problems and treatments. Brennan Peterson knows well the mental anguish that couples face when dealing with infertility. The associate professor of psychology is also the director of Chapman University’s Marriage and Family

Navigating a Career in Physical Therapy

June 5, 2014 by Joe Yogerst | News

This article, written by Joe Yogerst, originally appeared on the Los Angeles Times website. Business is set to boom for physical therapists. Employment in the sector is projected to grow 36% over the decade spanning 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means

Another Successful Student Research Day!

June 2, 2014 by | News

Nearly 200 research projects were presented at Chapman University’s annual Student Research Day May 14, 2014. The daylong event was held at the Sandhu Conference Center, and it showcased the university’s student research and scholarly projects. Research posters lined the room and students stood nearby to explain their research and answer questions from the attendees. Among

Announcing the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

May 21, 2014 by | News

Chapman University’s efforts to expand its science programs has led to the formal creation of the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences! Formerly part of the Schmid College of Science and Technology, the health and behavioral sciences programs will officially split off and become an independent unit- the Crean College- on June 1, 2014.

Chapman professor advances physical therapy in El Salvador

May 1, 2014 by | News

Dr. Nicole S. Hignojoz is a full-time faculty member in the  Physical Therapy department at Chapman University  and she recently returned from her second visit to El Salvador, where she is helping advance physical therapy. Hignojoz was invited by the  United Cerebral Palsy Organization  and a physical therapist from UCLA Hospital (also a former faculty member

Chapman University partners with Saddleback College in Science Programs

April 24, 2014 by | News

From the Chapman University Press Room: Chapman University and  Saddleback College  have joined forces in an effort to create more graduates in the sciences. In a formal agreement to be signed by the two schools on April 21, the partnership aligns Saddleback College’s science programs with Chapman’s Schmid College of Science and Technology majors

Chapman Physical Therapy Students Win CPTA Student Bowl

April 24, 2014 by | News

I had the opportunity to serve as Faculty Sponsor for a team of physical therapy students competing in the Student Bowl competition sponsored by the California Physical Therapy Association . On Saturday March 29, 2014, a team of 5 Chapman DPT students won the second annual PT Student Bowl competition at the California PT Student Conclave.

Stroke Boot Camp featured as Los Angeles Times cover story

August 13, 2013 by | News

Chapman University’s Stroke Boot Camp was held on campus last June and was the subject of a page-one feature in The Los Angeles Times, Tuesday, August 13, 2013. For stroke survivors, the 10-day boot camp is a chance to strengthen not just mind and body but also communal bonds. “Like at any summer camp, people blossom, lose their