Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine Program

Trimester-by-Trimester Curriculum

Learn more about our innovative curriculum through the course schedule.

Total Program Credits: 248

This is a 4-term Phase I schedule. This phase may also be completed in 5 or 6 terms. Your advisor will work with you to determine whether you should follow this 4-term track or choose the 5-term or 6-term track.

Flexible Track Options: View comparison of 4, 5 and 6 term tracks for Phase I

Phase I: Term One (23.5 Total Credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
AN5101 Spine and Extremities Anatomy 5.0
AN5102 Spine and Extremities Anatomy Lab 3.5
AN5107 Histology and Embryology I 2.5
BC5104 Human Biochemistry 4.0
BC5105 Clinical Biochemistry 1.5
FH5106 Fundamentals of Natural Medicine and Historical Perspectives 3.0
PH5013 Cellular Physiology & Hematology 4.0

Phase I: Term Two (26.5 Total Credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
AN5201 Head and Neck Anatomy 3.0
AN5202 Head and Neck Anatomy Lab 2.0
AN5203 Neuroanatomy 5.5
BU5209 Introduction to Business Principles 1.0
EM5207 Evaluation & Management of the Chest & Thoracic Spine 3.0
MI5205 Fundamentals of Public Health 3.0
MM5220 Manipulation of the Thoracic Spine 1.0
PA5204 Fundamentals of Pathology 3.0
PH5208 Neurophysiology 3.5
RA5206 Normal Radiographic Anatomy & Variants 1.5

Phase I: Term Three (26 Total Credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
AN5304 Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis Anatomy 2.0
AN5305 Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis Anatomy Lab 2.0
AN5307 Histology and Embryology II 2.5
BC5308 Nutritional Biochemistry I 2.0
EM5309 Evaluation & Management of the Abdomen, Pelvis and Lumbar Spine 3.0
FH5310 Whole Health Concepts and Philosophical Perspectives 1.0
MI5303 Medical Microbiology I 4.5
MM5320 Manipulation of the Lumbo-Sacral Spine, T/L Junction and Pelvis 1.0
PA5302 Systems Pathology I 4.0
PH5306 Nueroendocrinology, GI and Reproductive Physiology 4.0

Phase I: Term Four (27 Total Credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
BC5409 Nutritional Biochemistry II 1.0
EM5408 Evaluation & Management of the Head, Neck and Cervical Spine 3.0
EP5401 Evidence-Based Practice: Critical Appraisal of the Biomedical Literature 1.0
GE5404 Medical Genomics 1.0
MI5403 Medical Microbiology II 5.0
MM5420 Manipulation of the Cervical Spine, CT Junction and First Rib 1.0
NN5406 Science of Diet and Nutrition 3.0
PA5402 Systems Pathology II 6.0
PH5405 Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Renal Physiology 5.0
RA5407 Radiation Physics and Technology 1.0

This is a 4-term Phase II schedule. This phase may also be completed in 5 or 6 terms. Your advisor will work with you to determine whether you should follow this 4-term track or choose the 5-term or 6-term track.

Flexible Track Options: View comparison of 4, 5 and 6 term tracks for Phase II

Phase II: Term One (28 Total Credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
EM6103 Evaluation & Management of the Gi/GU & Reproductive Systems 4.0
EM6104 Evaluation & Management of the Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems 3.0
EM6105 Evaluation & Management of the EENT 3.0
EM6106 Evaluation & Management of the Neurological System 3.0
EM6112 Evaluation & Management of the Musculoskeletal System I 2.0
EM6120 Evaluation & Management of the Extremities 4.0
MM6110 Soft Tissue Management 0.5
NN6107 Pharmacology I 3.0
NN6108 Botanical Medicine I 3.0
RA6109 Fundamentals of Imaging: Arthritides & Trauma 2.5

Phase II: Term Two (28 Total Credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
BU6201 Principles of Marketing and Communication 2.0
EM6202 Physical Diagnosis 4.5
EM6203 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis 3.0
EM6207 Pediatrics, Geriatrics & Female Health Issues 3.0
EM6210 The Clinical Encounter 1.0
EM6212 Evaluation & Management of the Musculoskeletal System II 2.0
EM6213 Phlebotomy & Specimen Collection 0.5
FR6204 Functional Rehabilitation I: Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise & Spinal Rehabilitation 3.0
MM6208 Orthopedic Musculoskeletal Imaging 1.0
MM6220 Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques I 1.5
MM6221 Diversified Technique 1.0
NN6206 Pharmacology II 3.0
RA6205 Fundamentals of Imaging: Skeletal Dysplasia, Tumors, Endocrine & Hematopoietic Disorders 2.5

Phase II: Term Three (28.5 Total Credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
BU6306 Business Planning 2.0
EC6303 Ambulatory Trauma Care 1.5
EM6304 Advanced Diagnosis & Problem Solving 2.0
EM6305 Psychopathology & Health Psychology 3.0
EP6310 Evidence-Based Practice: Applied EBP 1.0
FR6307 Physiological Therapeutics: Modalities 4.5
FR6309 Functional Rehabilitation II: Extremity Rehabilitation 3.0
MM6320 End Range Loading & Flexion/Distraction Technique 1.0
NN6301 Clinical Nutrition 4.0
NN6308 Botanical Medicine II 4.0
RA6302 Fundamentals of Imaging: Chest & Abdomen 2.5

Phase II: Term Four (26.5 Total Credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
BU6404 Ethical Management of the Chiropractic Practice 3.0
BU6407 Risk Management & Legal Issues 1.0
EM6403 Clinical Natural Medicine 2.0
EM6405 Doctor-Patient Relationship 2.0
EM6406 Dermatology 1.5
EP6410 Evidence-Based Practice: Journal Club 0.5
FR6412 Sports Medicine (Online) 1.0
IC7000 Clinic Internship I 11.0
MM6420 Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques II 0.5
MM6421 Comparative Techniques & Listing Systems 1.0
RA6408 Report Writing & Advanced Imaging 1.0
RA6409 Radiographic Positioning & Radiology Management 2.0

This is a 2-term Phase III schedule.

Phase III: Term One (17 Total Credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
IC7100 Clinic Internship II 17.0

Phase III: Term Two (17 Total Credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
IC7200 Clinic Internship III 17.0

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