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SPC lab

A Distinctive Curriculum

National University’s Doctor of Chiropractic Degree is split into three phases.

  • Phase I: In Phase I, you will acquire a strong foundation in the basic sciences, including a full year of human dissection in our anatomy lab.
  • Phase II: With a focus on the clinical sciences, we teach you how to diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of ailments, from sports injuries to pediatrics, using chiropractic adjustment and additional natural methods of holistic healing.
  • Phase III: Finally, in Phase III, you experience your internship through one of a variety of clinical opportunities.

Six Competencies
At National University, we base our entire curriculum for all professional degrees on helping students achieve what we have identified as the Six Competencies. The Six Competencies provide a comprehensive education in health care that will benefit our graduates in their future professional careers. Learn more »

Board Exams
National University has a long history of successful performance on licensing examinations in all of our programs. Our innovative chiropractic curriculum and outstanding faculty play a major role in students’ preparation for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) examination and results in consistently outstanding pass rates.

Course Schedule
Learn more about our innovative curriculum by viewing the course schedule.