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Chaminade University - Articulation Agreements Make Physical Therapy Doctorate and Physicians Assistant Masters Degree Possible for CUH Students
Articulation Agreements Make Physical Therapy Doctorate and Physicians Assistant Masters Degree Possible for CUH Students
Dr. Daniel Curran, President, University of Dayton and
Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, President, Chaminade University
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON AND CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY CREATE TWO NEW PATHWAYS FOR CHAMINADE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN HEALTH CAREERS
Students from Chaminade University who want to become physical therapists or physician assistants now have a special pathway to make their dreams come true.
Chaminade University of Honolulu and its Marianist sister university, the University of Dayton, have entered into two articulation agreements for qualified Chaminade students who want to become physical therapists and physician assistants. A recent ceremony took place in Ohio in the President's Suite at the University of Dayton, where articulation agreements leading to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Masters in Physician Assistant were officially signed.
"On behalf of Chaminade, we really appreciate the possibilities that this creates for our students. This agreement with the University of Dayton opens a new door for qualified Chaminade students who wish to pursue postgraduate degrees in health care fields, " said Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, president of Chaminade University. "Increasing opportunities for our students to participate in will benefit the larger Hawaii community through the work of highly trained professionals graduating from Chaminade in the health sciences."
Dr. Daniel Curran, president of University of Dayton, said "I'm very pleased anytime that our two institutions work together," "One thing that we both believe is to continue to do this so that our students are going to both institutions, and back and forth. This is something that we can work toward harder on. Chaminade is a great institution, strong leadership, and good things going on. It's great for the University of Dayton to be able to affiliate academically more and more. I think this is the program that will attract students. When you're in Hawaii and you see the need for health care professionals of all disciplines, I think this is the natural connection. This is a product of a lot of hard work, thanks to all of you."
Dr. Kevin Kelly, University of Dayton's dean of School of Education and Health Sciences, added, "We are very hopeful that this is going to be a vehicle to bring students from Chaminade to our program. We believe that Chaminade students have a lot to offer us and look forward to putting this agreement into action."
Brother Edward Brink, SM, Assistant Provincial for Education, who initiated and promoted this partnership reflected, "All I can say about that is I just had an idea that this would fit from my attendance at board meetings at Chaminade and Dayton. There is clearly a need for health care professionals in Hawaii and people who understand the care of native people from Hawaii. Thank you to everyone who has made this a reality."
Chaminade students who successfully complete program requirements will be able to take advantage of reserved seats at University of Dayton for these two professional degrees. The partnership is of special value as these two degrees are not offered in the state of Hawaii -- requiring students to travel to the mainland to pursue studies in these professions.
Dr. Joseph Saliba, Provost, University of Dayton; Bro. Thomas Giardino, SM, Executive Director of the Association of Marianist Universities; Dr. Philip Anloague, Chair, Physical Therapy Program; Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, President, Chaminade University; Dr. C Jayne Brahler, Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Health Sciences and Online Learning, School of Education and Health Sciences; Susan Wulff, Inaugural Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Education; Dr. Daniel Curran, President, University of Dayton; Patricia Lee-Robinson, Associate Provost, Office of Health Professions Advising and Undergraduate Research, Chaminade University; Dr. Paul Vanderburgh, Associate Provost, Graduate Academic Affairs; Dr. Kevin Kelly, Dean, School of Education and Health Sciences
The Office of Health Professions Advising and Undergraduate Research at Chaminade University is dedicated to helping students seek advanced academic opportunities that enhance their educational experience at Chaminade. The Office of Health Professions Advising and Undergraduate Research provides students with information and advising about careers they may wish to pursue after graduation, guidance for planning their academic and professional timeline, and expertise to strengthen their applications to their desired program of study. Articulation Agreements Articulation agreements permit early admission for qualified applicants to health profession programs.
In addition to the new University of Dayton articulation agreements, Chaminade University also has formal agreements with:
- Boston University School of Medicine: Early Medical School Selection Program (M.D.)
- George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences: Early Selection Program (M.D.)
- Western University School of Health Sciences: Doctor or Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.); Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.); Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
- Samuel Merritt University: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.); Master of Physician Assistant (M.P.A.)
- A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM): Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
- A.T. Still University-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA): Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
- A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS): Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.); Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)
For more information on Chaminade's opportunities in health careers, go to: www.chaminade.edu and search ‘health careers'.
Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816. For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site atwww.chaminade.eduor call (808) 735-4711. ###
About Chaminade University
Celebrating 50 years of educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University offers programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses.
The main campus is located in Kaimuki at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816, with 11 satellite locations around Oahu military bases and Catholic parishes and schools.
For more information, visit the Chaminade University website (link above) or call (808) 735-4711.
CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY'S MISSION
Chaminade University offers its students an education in a collaborative learning environment that prepares them for life, work and service. Guided by its Catholic, Marianist and liberal arts educational traditions, Chaminade encourages the development of moral character and personal competencies, and the commitment to build a just and peaceful society. The University offers the civic and church communities of the Pacific region its academic and intellectual resources in the pursuit of common aims.
CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY OVERVIEW
INSTITUTION: Chaminade University of Honolulu
PRESIDENT: Dr. Mary C. Wesselkamper
YEAR FOUNDED: 1955
SPONSORSHIP: Independent with Catholic, Marianist affiliation
DEGREE LEVELS OFFERED: Associates, Bachelors, Masters
CALENDAR PLAN: Semester, two summer sessions/four, ten-week evening sessions
FTE Student/FTE Faculty ratio: 10.97: 1
Students receiving financial aid -93.71%
Native Hawaiian ethnicity breakdown: 13.91 %
CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY -- DESCRIPTIVE OVERVIEW
Chaminade University of Honolulu is a small, Catholic, comprehensive university sponsored by the Province of the United States of America of the Society of Mary (Marianists). It is located on a hillside in suburban Honolulu, two miles from Waikiki beach. Chaminade's fall 2005 enrollment is more than 3,000 -- 1112 traditional day students, and approximately 2,000 students enrolled in graduate studies and the accelerated evening program offered at 11 sites on Oahu and via distance education. Chaminade currently offers three bachelors degrees in 21 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs, and several professional certificate programs.
Celebrating 50 years of educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University offers programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. The main campus is located in Kaimuki at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816, with 11 satellite locations around Oahu military bases and Catholic parishes and schools. For more information, visit the Chaminade University website at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711.
CHAMINADE AT A GLANCE
- Students and faculty at Chaminade have a very wide range of backgrounds and beliefs. The values-centered education at Chaminade is universal and ecumenical.
- Students and faculty at Chaminade have a very wide range of backgrounds and beliefs. The values-centered education at Chaminade is universal and ecumenical. Chaminade is ranked nationally among the top colleges in its category for diversity by U.S. News & World Report.
- Chaminade offers significant financial aid to assist underrepresented minority students.
- Chaminade University of Honolulu (CUH) is the only Catholic University in Hawaii. Founded by the Society of Mary under the leadership of Father Robert Mackey in 1955, Chaminade has been educating students in the Catholic Marianist tradition for nearly 50 years.
- Chaminade is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
- Intimate in size with an excellent student teacher-ratio (11:01), CUH students and faculty enjoy a spirit of ohana supporting each other ensuring their future success.
- Chaminade has been producing teachers who serve in the state for nearly 50 years; the state's first online Masters in Education was offered in 2004. The University also offers degrees in early childhood development and elementary education. It is also the only Montessori teacher preparatory program in Hawaii.
- The award-winning Interior Design program is the only one in Hawaii offering a four-year degree in interior design.
- Business is one of the most popular areas of study, and the Hogan Entrepreneurial Program, led by a group of successful business advisors, prepares undergraduate students for entrepreneurial work in a wide range of organizations.
- Chaminade's basketball team earned worldwide acclaim in 1982 with its 77-72 victory over the number-one ranked University of Virginia, still known as one of the biggest upsets in sports history.
CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY - A BRIEF HISTORY
The University is named after the founder of the Society of Mary, Father William Joseph Chaminade, a French Catholic priest who survived the political turmoil and religious persecution of the French Revolution. Father Chaminade believed that the rebuilding of the Church in France in the aftermath of the French Revolution would best be accomplished by the engagement of the laity in small communities of faith, dedicated to prayer, education and acts of service to the larger community. After two decades of work with those communities, and the founding of the Daughters of Mary in 1816, the third part of his vision of the Marianist Family materialized when he founded the Society of Mary, a religious community of priests and lay brothers in 1817.
The Marianists realized that education provided the means for passing on their distinctive vision of the Christian life to future generations, and, central to their educational efforts, was an emphasis on liberal education. In this sense, they understood that education was not merely a means for imparting a religious vision, but also an intellectual formation valuable in itself. This educational tradition and spirituality of the Society of Mary also embodies the ideal of service and an abiding respect for the complementary nature of a liberal education, on the one hand, and professional and technical education on the other. As the only Catholic university in Hawaii, Chaminade affirms a commitment to the integration of intellectual skills, Marianist values, social responsibility and cultural awareness.
In 1849, members of the Society of Mary came to the United States to minister to immigrant populations. As an outgrowth of their ministry, they founded first what grew to the University of Dayton and, shortly thereafter, what became St. Mary's University of San Antonio. In September of 1883, eight Marianists arrived in Honolulu and assumed the leadership of what is now St. Louis School. After many years of encouragement by the alumni of St. Louis, the decision was made by the Marianists to establish a Catholic college in Honolulu and, as a consequence, St. Louis Junior College opened in 1955. In 1957, the college became a four-year coeducational institution and the name was changed to Chaminade College. Chaminade expanded its services to the community in l967 with the establishment of an evening session to serve adults with business, family and military responsibilities who desired to pursue a college degree. In l977 Chaminade added graduate programs, and the name was changed to Chaminade University of Honolulu.
In 1996, Dr. Sue Wesselkamper became Chaminade's eighth president and the first woman to serve in such a post in Hawaii's history. The University is guided by a 40-member Board of Regents and 25-member Board of Governors representing a wide spectrum of business, government and education leaders from throughout Hawaii. Chaminade employs 291 full time faculty and staff and has approximately 300 adjunct professors on its active list.
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