Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
News & Events
DPT Students Travelling to Ecuador
Six students from the Chatham DPT Class of 2015 will be traveling to Ibarra, Ecuador this summer to provide rehabilitation services at the CRECER free clinic (Centro de Rehabilitacion, Educacion, Capacitatcion, Estudios y Recursos). Dr. Sue Perry will be accompanying the students (Ellen Dilts, Elizabeth Mercado, Heeral Vyas, Mackenzie Bowman, Emily Ward, and Laura Thompson) along with OT faculty and students. This is the second year our students have completed this service travel experience.
Integrated Degree Program to Begin in Fall 2015
With the newly formed School of Health Sciences at Chatham University, the Physical Therapy Program announces a new option for admission to the DPT program. Students with a strong interest in physical therapy, who start at Chatham University as undergraduates in Fall 2015 (and have a high school GPA of 3.5, and SAT minimum of 1200 or ACT minimum of 26), may take a prescribed course of study that ensures completion of all of the pre-requisites for admission into the graduate program of physical therapy. If students complete the prescribed curriculum at Chatham with a GPA of 3.5 and successfully complete a program interview, they will be admitted into the program without needing to take the GRE. The Integrated Degree Program still requires 4 years of undergraduate training, but provides a way to guarantee that all prerequisites are completed and simplifies admission into graduate school for physical therapy. The Physical Therapy Program will continue to accept applicants from other institutions as well. See the following for more information about all of the Integrated Degree Programs at Chatham University.