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Chiropractic Medicine
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Doctor of Chiropractic

Chiropractic medicine is a comprehensive health care profession that addresses the wide variety of factors that impact upon human physiology. Chiropractic physicians specialize in natural, non-invasive health care and are trained to use a full range of medical diagnostic tools and a wide array of effective treatment options in patient care.

National University prepares students to become first-contact, primary care physicians fully qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of conditions. We believe a superior education starts with an evidence-based, broad-scope curriculum emphasizing integrative medicine.

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National University of Health Sciences Chiropractic Program

The average annual salary for DCs in a solo practice is $93,583. However, DCs working in an integrated setting earned an average salary of $143,444.
Source: 26th Annual Salary and Expense Survey 2023, Chiropractic Economics.

Our Dedication to Integrative Medicine

National University prepares graduates for the future of health care by offering a campus dedicated to integrative medicine. In fact, you’ll study and work side-by-side with students and faculty from its naturopathic medicine, oriental medicine, and acupuncture programs. As a result, you will be better prepared to work and thrive in today’s integrated health care market.

Our Academic Superiority

National University’s chiropractic program is rigorous, uncompromising, and built on a solid foundation in the basic sciences. We maintain the highest admission standards for our students. For example, NUHS is the only accredited chiropractic degree program to require a bachelor’s degree for admission. As a result, NUHS graduates often become leaders in their professions, and credit National University as the reason for their confidence and success.

Our History of Leadership

Founded in 1906, National University has over 110 years of experience in graduating leaders in the chiropractic profession. A driving force for moving natural health care into mainstream medicine, we were the first to offer hospital experience to chiropractic students, push for national accreditation of chiropractic colleges, and publish medically-indexed and peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Doctor of Chiropractic Students Succeed at National University

At National, students are not just learning how to treat a disease or a symptom, they’re looking for ways to restore health and to help the body heal itself, to restore the healing process.

Meet our students and learn why they chose Doctor of Chiropractic at National University.

Because I chose to study chiropractic medicine at NUHS, I'm not only able to become a well-rounded chiropractic physician but I am also better prepared for the overall future of health care - Victoria Martinez

Chiropractic Licensure

Licensure of chiropractic medicine has different rules and procedures depending which state, country, or international region you wish to practice. To practice as a chiropractic physician in the U.S., students must pass the national board examinations conducted by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE). They must also apply for licensure in the state in which they plan to practice. Students are responsible for familiarity with the state’s scope of practice and licensing and renewal requirements.

To practice in Canada, students must pass the national board examination conducted by the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB). Individuals interested in practicing in Canada should also inquire within their specific province or territory of interest for licensure requirements. Physicians wishing to practice in other international countries or regions may be required to pass the International Board of Chiropractic Examiners (IBCE) examination or other requirements specific to a location. Students are urged to visit the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) for more information.

The professional organizations representing chiropractic physicians include the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC).

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