Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine Program

National University of Health Sciences

Program Description

Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine Program

National University of Health Sciences

Program Overview

At National University, students are broadly educated and extensively trained in evidence-based medicine to provide whole health healing to patients. Students study in an integrative learning environment alongside other natural healthcare focused professions. Students are well prepared to become first-contact, primary care physicians, ready to diagnose, treat and manage a wide range of patients and conditions.

Curriculum

You can earn your Doctor of Chiropractic degree in as little as ten trimesters at our Illinois campus or our Florida site. Students attend school year round and may complete the program in three years and four months.

National University's distinctive and innovative curriculum provides you with a comprehensive base in human biology and anatomy, and extensive hands-on training in diagnosis and treatment. Throughout the program, you will learn how to master a variety of chiropractic adjustments through our diversified technique curriculum, which also includes flexion-distraction technique.

Integrative Learning

Students learn in the classroom with students in other health programs, as well as treat patients collaboratively within an integrative clinic. National University's focus on collaborative learning encourages students to become colleagues rather than competitors. This better prepares them for future careers in today's field of integrated health care. Additionally, NUHS students can expand their career credentials by enrolling in dual degree programs.

Facilities

Students are taught in modern classrooms utilizing state-of-the-art technology such as SMART boards. Our gross anatomy laboratory housing over 40 human cadavers, allows you to learn through hands-on dissection rather than prosection or virtual instruction. In addition to hands-on dissection, NUHS offers The Anatomage Table, today's most technologically advanced digital visualization system for anatomy education. Active learning continues during clinical science studies in our Training and Assessment Center where you will work with "standardized patients" to develop your clinical and communication skills. Learn more about our facilities »

Clinical opportunities

Each DC student serves a full-year clinical internship that is designed to provide interns with the kind of challenging, real-world experience that is key to their future professional success. The clinical experience can be completed at either a Whole Health Center, or a variety of other internship opportunities including non-profit clinics, clerkships, or hospital rotations. Opportunities are available in Illinois and Florida. Learn more »

How to Apply

At National University, we are here to help you with every step of your admissions process. It's easy to start by filling out our online admissions form or by calling 1-800-826-6285.

Below is a quick summary of the admission essentials:

  • Rolling admission schedule allows you to apply for entry into September, January or May trimesters
  • Complete an online or paper application and submit a $55 application fee
  • Write 3 essay responses (400-500 word minimum)
  • Provide two character references
  • Submit all official undergraduate college transcripts
  • $225 reservation deposit
  • Prerequisites for admission

Spring 2018 Application Deadline

All applications for the January trimester must be submitted by December 1, 2017.

Summer 2018 Application Deadline

All applications for the May trimester must be submitted by April 1, 2018.

Apply Early

It is recommended that application to the DC, ND, MSOM or MSAc programs be made 9-12 months prior to program start in order to allow time for the submission, review, and evaluation of transcripts, essays, character references, etc. Applicants whose intended term start is sooner should contact Admissions to determine if there will be time to complete the admission process and to confirm that applications are still being accepted for that trimester.

Important to Know

Applicants to the DC, ND, MSOM and MSAc programs may apply without submitting all parts of the application (e.g., essays, transcripts, etc.) together at one time. Additionally, DC and ND applicants may apply before completing their bachelor's degree and required prerequisite coursework. All applicants should give thoughtful consideration to their essay composition and be sure to follow the stated guidelines. Applicants do not have to submit essays with their application and should feel free to submit their essays separately. Please see below a PDF of the essay questions contained in the first professional program (DC, ND, MSOM, MSAc) application.

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National University of Health Sciences

Last updated February 13, 2018
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40 months
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22,336 USD
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