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DC Business Program
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Business Program for DC Students

National University’s business program gives you the confidence and real-world skills to succeed in what you want to do and what you need to do in today’s health care marketplace.

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Superior Practitioner + Savvy Business Owner = Successful Chiropractic Physician

National University’s newly redesigned business curriculum ensures that students graduate with a set of business skills to succeed in today’s health care marketplace. Instead of just learning the basics of how to run a business, NUHS students will now learn the nuanced aspects of how to start, manage and grow a practice.

The courses have been specifically sequenced to build off each other and provide a well-rounded education into the many small details that goes into running a business, including:

  • How To Get A Loan
  • Advertising Models
  • Choosing The Right Location
  • Leasing Office Space
  • Hiring And Managing Employees
  • Proper Billing Practices
  • Basic Accounting Principles
  • And Using Accounting Software And Interpretation Of Reports

Business Skills When You Graduate

“This sequence of business courses will take students from knowing little to having a deep understanding of how to build a successful and thriving practice,” said Jeffrey Ware, DC, DABCI, MS, Assistant Dean of the chiropractic program. “Our goal is to help students become exceptional, not only at diagnosis and treatment, but in business as well.”

Unlike chiropractors of the past who might have had to learn how to run a business on their own, NUHS students will have a complete set of business skills the moment they graduate.

While many new DCs join existing practices as associates in order to learn how to properly run a business, NUHS grads will be prepared to open their practices right away and fast track their careers to a higher level of income!

Business Coursework


Professionalism, Ethics & Law

Students will learn about the professional conduct that will become the foundation of how they run their practice.

Patient Communication and Marketing

In addition to basic principles of effective communication through written, verbal, and electronic means, students will learn how to get involved with the local community in order to grow their practice.

Starting a Practice

Many details must be taken in consideration before a DC practice can open its doors. In this class, students will learn how to apply for a loan, choose a location, get a lease, and more.

Managing a Practice

This class will encompass the various moving parts involved with running a successful business. This includes how to hire and manage staff, use business management programs, understand local, state and federal tax laws and plan for retirement.

Billing, Coding, Documentation and Compliance

The Billing, Coding, Documentation and Compliance class will provide an especially detailed education from an expert. Today, increased auditing among chiropractors has made a deep understanding of this subject vital.