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​Trimester-by-Trimester Curriculum

Learn more about our innovative curriculum through the course schedule.

Total Program Credits: 248

This is a 4-term Phase I schedule. This phase may also be completed in 5 or 6 terms. Your advisor will work with you to determine whether you should follow this 4-term track or choose the 5-term or 6-term track.

Flexible Track Options: View comparison of 4, 5 and 6 term tracks for Phase I

 

Phase I: Term One (23.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
AN5101Spine and Extremities Anatomy5.0
AN5102Spine and Extremities Anatomy Lab3.5
AN5107Histology and Embryology I2.5
BC5104Human Biochemistry5.0
BU5116Professionalism, Ethics & Law1.0
FH5108 Introduction to Clinical Medicine 1.0
MM5121 Technique 1: Palpation and Landmarks 1.0
PH5013Cellular Physiology & Hematology4.0

Phase I: Term Two (26.5 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
AN5201Head and Neck Anatomy3.0
AN5202Head and Neck Anatomy Lab2.0
AN5203Neuroanatomy5.5
EM5213 Examination & Management Thoracic Spine & Chest 3.0
MI5215Fundamentals of Microbiology2.0
MM5221 Technique II: Principals & Practice of Chiropractic 2.0
NN5222 Technique III: Manipulation of the Thoracic Spine & Ribs 1.5
PA5204Fundamentals of Pathology3.0
PH5208Neurophysiology3.5
RA5205Radiation Physics & Technology 1.0

Phase I: Term Three (25.5 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
AN5304Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvic Anatomy2.0
AN5305Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvic Anatomy Lab2.0
AN5307Histology and Embryology II2.5
BC5308Nutritional Biochemistry I2.0
EM5309Examination & Management of the Abdomen, Pelvis & Lumbar Spine 3.0
MI5303Medical Microbiology I4.5
MM5322 Technique IV: Manipulation of the Lumbo-sacral Spine, T/L Junction & Pelvis 1.5
PA5302Systems Pathology I4.0
PH5306Nueroendocrinology, GI and Reproductive Physiology4.0

Phase I: Term Four (26.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
BC5409Nutritional Biochemistry II1.0
DH5411Public Health2.0
EM5417 Examination & Management of the Head, Neck & Cervical Spine 3.0
EP5410 Evidence-Based Practice: Critical Appraisal of the Biomedical Literature1.0
MI5403Medical Microbiology II5.0
MM5422 Technique V: Manipulation of the Cervical Spine, C/T Junction & First Rib 1.5
PA5402Systems Pathology II6.0
PH5405Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Renal Physiology5.0
RA5416 Normal Radiographic Anatomy & Variants 1.5

This is a 4-term Phase II schedule. This phase may also be completed in 5 or 6 terms. Your advisor will work with you to determine whether you should follow this 4-term track or choose the 5-term or 6-term track.

Flexible Track Options: View comparison of 4, 5 and 6 term tracks for Phase II

Phase II: Term One (28.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
EM6113 Chiropractic Practice: Musculoskeletal I 2.0
EM6116 Clinical Evaluation & Diagnosis4.5
EM6118 Phlebotomy and Point of Care Testing 0.5
EM6119 Psychopathology & Health Psychology 3.0
EM6121 Examination & Management of the Upper & Lower Extremities 4.0
ME6117 Laboratory Diagnosis 3.0
MM6114 Myofascial Treatments 1.0
MM6122 Technique VI: Advanced Adjustments 1.5
NN6107Pharmacology I3.0
NN6108Botanical Medicine I3.0
RA6115 Radiology: Arthrides & Trauma 2.5

Phase II: Term Two (27.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
BU6221Patient Communication and Marketing2.0
EM6211 Chiropractic Clinical Encounters 1.5
EM6216 Chiropractic Practice: Musculoskeletal II2.0
EM6214 Differential Diagnosis & Management I: Abdominal & Pelvic Disorders 4.0
EM6215 Differential Diagnosis & Management II: Cardio-Pulmonary Disorders 3.0
EM6218 Differential Diagnosis & Management III: Neurology 3.0
EM6222 Differential Diagnosis & Management IV: EENT 3.0
FR6216 Sports and Musculoskeletal Functional Rehabilitation I 3.0
NN6206Pharmacology II3.0
RA6217 Radiology: Tumors & Displasias 2.5

Phase II: Term Three (26.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
BU6309Starting a Practice2.0
BU6314Billing, Coding and Documentation2.0
EC6311 Emergency Management: Chiropractic Practice 1.5
EC6313 Advanced Diagnosis & Clinical Reasoning 3.0
EM6324 Clinical Approach to Special Populations 3.0
EP6316 Research –Evidence Based Clinical Applications 1.0
FR6318 Physiotherapies & Advanced Modalities 2.0
FR6319 Sports and Musculoskeletal Functional Rehabilitation II3.0
MM6321 Technique VII: Manipulation Systems 1.0
NN5114 Homeopathy I: First Aid 1.0
NN6322 Evidence Based Nutritional Therapies 4.0
RA6323 Radiology: Chest & Abdomen 2.5

Phase II: Term Four (28.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
BU6411Managing a Practice2.0
EM6406 Dermatology 1.5
EM6411 Clinical Skills Seminar1.0
EP6413 Literature Research and Review (Evidence Based Practice: Journal Club) 0.5
FR6412 Sports Medicine 2.0
FR6421 Rehabilitation of the Athlete 1.5
IC7010 Clinic Internship I10.0
MM6422 Technique VIII: Manipulation Clinical Application0.5
RA6423 Radiological Clinical Thinking1.0
RA6424 Advanced Radiology & Positioning 2.0
RA6425 Radiology: Orthopedic & Musculoskeletal Imaging 1.0
Concentration Elective*2.0

Hospital Rotations and Clerkships

NUHS also offers competitive opportunities for select DC students to participate in exciting hospital internship experiences. To apply for one of our hospital rotations, students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and apply through the Dean of Clinics. Hospital rotations and clerkships may last from one to six months, depending on the program and the supervising physician’s schedule. Current hospital rotations and clerkships for DC students, which are subject to change, include:

This is a 2-term Phase III schedule.

Phase III: Term One (20.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
IC7100Clinic Internship II18.0
Concentration Elective*2.0

Phase III: Term Two (18.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
IC7200Clinic Internship III16.0
Concentration Elective*2.0