Assistant Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Chiropractic
Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences
Christopher Arick, DC, MS, became the assistant dean of the chiropractic medicine program in 2017. He oversees various academic elements of the program, including curriculum development and evaluation along with interactive learning between the Florida and Illinois sites. He maintains close relationships with other university programs as well as local, state and national organizations. In addition, he plays an integral role with the university's accreditation efforts.
Previously, he had been on the faculty at the National University of Health Sciences - Florida site since 2012. He received his chiropractic degree from National University in 2005 and practiced for six years in Indiana before teaching.
Dr. Arick's area of expertise is in functional medicine, internal disorders and integrative medicine education. He has spoken widely on the topic of functional medicine, including presentations for the Florida Chiropractic Association, Sacro Occipital Technique Organization and to the International Congress for Clinicians in Complementary and Integrative Medicine. He is also a member of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health's Working Education Group, a group of health professionals who identify and advance educational projects that foster inter-disciplinary understanding and respect among professions.
Dr. Arick earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Indiana University, where he was a teaching associate for physiology in the medical science department and a research associate in the School of Public Health. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in higher education, researching integrative and interdisciplinary medicine education.
Outside of the university, Dr. Arick enjoys spending time with family, running, swimming and training for triathlons.