The Doctor of Chiropractic Program at National University
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. We train you to think like a physician. 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. The chiropractic program is a three-phase program.
Our DC Curriculum
Phase I: Basic Sciences
- Spend one full year of anatomy and physiology in our anatomy lab where you’ll perform complete human dissection rather than learning by prosection or virtual instruction.
Phase II: Clinical Sciences
- Learn how to diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of ailments.
- Practice evaluation and diagnostic techniques with “standardized patients.”
- Gain valuable business knowledge on how to ethically promote and market your practice.
Phase III: Clinical Practice
- Experience your internship through one of a variety of clinical opportunities.
- Expand your medical and leadership skills by participating in community outreach events.
Begin Your Journey
Campus Location and Facilities
National University offers the Doctor of Chiropractic program in two locations: Lombard, Illinois, and St. Petersburg, Florida. The Lombard campus is conveniently located 15 miles from the city of Chicago with easy access by car or Metra train. The St. Petersburg site is conveniently located 18 miles from downtown Tampa. Both areas are home to some of the largest health care communities with hundreds of hospitals and area clinics, giving you countless opportunities to pursue a career in an integrated health care setting.
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 by 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.
National University of Health Sciences’ chiropractic degree program in Lombard, Illinois, has been accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) since 1971, and by its predecessor, the American Chiropractic Association Committee on Accreditation since 1966. The chiropractic degree program in St. Petersburg, Florida has been accredited since 2009.