Dr. Daniel Curran, President, University of Dayton and  Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, President, Chaminade University

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

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 at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711. ###

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      HONOLULU—August 13, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT:                      Kapono Ryan
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