DPT - Doctor of Physical Therapy, tDPT - Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
Chapman University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program strives to foster the development of professional Doctors of Physical Therapy who are exceptional clinicians, skilled in delivering ethical care in today’s global community. As a DPT student, you will work closely with the faculty to develop as an autonomous practitioner, to explore and evaluate research and the evidence you will need as a base for practice decisions. In addition, the DPT will help you focus on good clinical judgment, the value of lifelong learning, and the preparation for you to be a leader in health care. The DPT program is a full time three year program with integrated clinical experiences.
Chapman University is accredited by and is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
This program is the longest continually accredited program in the United States, beginning with
accreditation in 1928 and continuing until today. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical
Therapy Education (CAPTE) is the accrediting body for physical therapy education. In 2007, the program received
continued accreditation until 2016.
International Student Requirements:
In addition to completing the application for admission, international students must submit the following:
TOEFL/IELTS Scores: International applicants whose native language is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (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 for admission to Chapman. 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.