Doctor of Chiropractic
National University prepares you to practice as a primary care, first-contact physician. Today’s chiropractic medicine embraces the whole health picture of each patient. That high calling and responsibility is why National University upholds the highest academic standards and provides you with the most comprehensive medical training.
National is the only chiropractic institution that requires a baccalaureate degree for admission. Having the highest admissions standards and the most rigorous program means you will train alongside other talented students.
Our science-oriented Evaluation and Management curriculum provides extensive training in evaluating a patient’s history, analyzing clinical laboratory data and diagnostic imaging, performing a physical examination, and making a comprehensive diagnosis. This, coupled with correct application of chiropractic technique and other health interventions, will give you the skills you need to become a superior physician.
Unparalleled Career Preparation
Our unique training facilities and various clinics provide you with access to advanced technology and a diverse population of patients. You will learn how to perform over 100 manipulations taught in our diversified technique curriculum and gain a thorough grounding in flexion-distraction technique.
You’ll study and work side-by-side with students and professionals from a wide variety of medical specialties. Our outstanding faculty is highly trained and dedicated. Many of them are practicing chiropractic, naturopathic or allopathic physicians.
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) administers a board exam for Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Licensure. Previously, the Illinois Medical Licensing Board did not require graduates seeking licensure in Illinois to take Part IV of the NBCE exam. Since July 2016, NUHS students now take Parts I, II, III and IV for licensure at various points in their program. We have provided performance charts to demonstrate the success of NUHS graduates.