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Sports Medicine Excellence

If you seek a career emphasis in chiropractic sports medicine, NUHS is an excellent choice.

Choosing Between a Career in Chiropractic Medicine or Physical Therapy?

Chiropractic physicians enjoy a number of career advantages compared to physical therapists or certified athletic trainers. Learn more about these advantages and hear from NUHS graduate Dr. Randy Cybulski on why a DC degree could be a better choice for your long-term goals.

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Become One of Our Successful Sports Medicine Grads

Dr. Alden Clendenin practices in downtown Chicago where his Chicago Chiropractic and Sports Injury Centers boast four clinics. He uses his education in treating hundreds of professional athletes in major league baseball, professional hockey, football, and more.

Dr. Randy Cybulski combined his DC degree with previous experience as an NFL football player and an athletic trainer, into a successful private practice in chiropractic sports medicine.

Dr. Curtis Maynard has been the chiropractic physician to the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team since 1998. His chose a career as a DC after receiving chiropractic care for a sports injury. The physician he worked with recommended National as a great choice in chiropractic schools.

Be a Sports Medicine Research Success Story

Jake LaVere – DC Student

Jake presented a research poster at the ACA Sports Council Symposium on from his study on limiting injuries in CrossFit programs through improving baseline assymetries and imbalances.

Eric Korzen – DC Student

Eric gave a podium presentation at the 2013 Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium on developing a physical medicine checklist for improving patient outcomes. He co-authored his study with faculty members Dr. Thomas Solecki and Dr. Kevin Curtin.

Begin Your Journey

Participate in Outreach at Leading Sports Events

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Community Sports Events

Treat children and adults with special needs at a local track and field meet, or runners at Chicago’s Chinatown 5K.

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Sports Events for Major Charities

DC interns work at the American Cancer Society’s “Relays for Life,” the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, and more.

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High Profile Tournaments and Events

From the Walt Disney World Marathon to the Miami Judo Grand Prix, to international volleyball tournaments, our DC students treat a wide range of elite and amateur athletes.

Expand Your Education

Take advantage of the many continuing education seminars and weekend courses focused on sports medicine. As a DC student, you’ll receive a substantial discount.

Recent courses include:

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Imaging of Athletic Injuries

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Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Series

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Building a Sports Chiropractic Practice

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Current Concepts in Concussion and Sports Nutrition

Join Our Campus Clubs

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Illinois - Sports Rehab Club

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Florida - Sports Council

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Illinois - ND Sports Medicine

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Sports & Recreation Clubs (Yoga, Basketball, Soccer, Running & Walking Club, and more...)