We are proud to share that DPT Professor Alison McKenzie has received the highly regarded Catherine Worthingham Fellowship from the American Physical Therapy Association. This honor is eligible to APTA physical therapist members or life member physical therapists who have demonstrated unwavering efforts to advance the physical therapy profession for more than 15 years. The
Crean Collage’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program is proud to welcome Dr. Shawn Farrokhi as the new DPT Chair. With more than 20 years of combined experience in academia, clinical research, and patient care, Dr. Farrokhi offers a unique perspective towards advancing the field of musculoskeletal rehabilitation. While on faculty at the University Pittsburgh, Dr.
On Saturday, March 4, 2023, students and faculty from the Chapman University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program participated in the “School Readiness Fair” sponsored by Pretend City. Pretend City is a children’s museum located in Irvine which is designed for young children to explore the workings of the world they live in. The fair
The Chapman University Commencement weekend is just around the corner and we are getting excited! We want to make sure Crean College seniors, faculty, and staff have all the essential information needed to have a hassle-free experience. Before we jump into the details, please be aware that April 15 is the RSVP deadline to participate
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
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
Since 2012 Chapman’s Doctorate Physical Therapy (DPT) students have volunteered for the Special Olympics. This year faculty member Dr. Sara Gilliland and close to 40 DPT students participated in and helped out with the Special Olympics November 12th and 13th. The DPT students worked with the FUNfitness testing as part of the Health Athletes
The Rinker Health Science Campus held its first annual Health Science Research Day on April 7, bringing together graduate student and alumni research from inter-professional programs. Presented research from Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences programs included Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) and Physical Therapy (DPT) , along with the School of Pharmacy.
On April 9, six Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students participated in and won the Student Bowl at the California Student Conclave in San Diego. This was the 4th annual Student Conclave, held by the California Physical Therapy Association. The Student Bowl is a quiz competition consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions pertaining to
On November 14, nearly 30 Doctor of Physical Therapy students from Chapman University and Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences gave their time to volunteer with the FUNfitness program at the Special Olympics Southern California 2015 Fall Games. Several second and third year students returned as volunteers and helped to guide the newer