Doctor of Physical Therapy


This is the Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plan for this program. See department website for additional information about this program

Learning Outcomes

  • Personalized Education: Students will engage with faculty for mentoring in teaching, research, service, and patient care which allows for the development of the unique abilities, talents, and individual professional goals of the DPT students. a. Students will demonstrate patient handling skills meeting or exceeding expectations in at least 3 different practice settings. b. Students will demonstrate clinical reasoning skills meeting or exceeding expectations in at least 3 different practice settings. c. Students will demonstrate scientific thinking through the research process during self-selected student faculty collaborative research projects.
  • Inter-professionalism: Students will integrate concepts and principles from different health fields, apply the information to patient/client management as a member of an interprofessional healthcare team.
  • Knowledge of Physical Therapy: Students and graduates are adept in the delivery of evidence-based patient/client care. a. Graduates will successfully pass the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy Examination. b.Chapman DPT graduates will have an above average knowledge of Physical Therapy content areas as measured by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. c. Students and graduates of the DPT program will practice evidence-based practice.
  • Professional Development: Students will develop professional characteristics that reflect the profession’s core values consistent with those required to be autonomous, culturally competent physical therapy practitioners and leaders in healthcare.

Course requirements for the degree

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Curricular Map

The curricular map shows how each required course contributes to the program's learning outcomes.

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Annual Learning Outcomes Assessment Report(s)

In a process called assessment, the faculty of each degree program measure student attainment of program learning outcomes goals on an annual basis. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:

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Assessment Rubric

In assessing learning outcomes, program faculty often develop rubrics which establish criteria and expectations showing how outcomes are evaluated. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:

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Program Review

Program review represents Chapman's commitment to excellence in academic programs through periodic review of educational effectiveness. Every 5 to 7 years, program faculty members prepare a self-study report, which is reviewed by external, expert reviewers, numerous Chapman faculty governance councils and committees, and the Office of the Provost. Program review provides an opportunity for each program to reflect on its educational effectiveness as well as its contribution to the university's mission and strategic plan. The results of program review guide institutional planning, budgeting and decision-making.