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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
BUS5116Professionalism, Ethics & Law1.0
FH5106Fundamentals of Natural Medicine1.0
MM5120Introduction to Palpation Skills & Landmark Identification1.0
PH5013Cellular Physiology & Hematology4.0

Phase I: Term Two (24.5 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
AN5201Head and Neck Anatomy3.0
AN5202Head and Neck Anatomy Lab2.0
AN5203Neuroanatomy5.5
EM5207Evaluation & Management of the Chest & Thoracic Spine3.0
MI5215Fundamentals of Microbiology2.0
MM5220Manipulation of the Thoracic Spine1.0
PA5204Fundamentals of Pathology3.0
PH5208Neurophysiology3.5
RA5206Normal Radiographic Anatomy & Variants1.5

Phase I: Term Three (26.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
AN5304Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis Anatomy2.0
AN5305Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis Anatomy Lab2.0
AN5307Histology and Embryology II2.5
BC5308Nutritional Biochemistry I2.0
EM5309Evaluation & Management of the Abdomen, Pelvis and Lumbar Spine3.0
FH5310Whole Health Concepts and Philosophical Perspectives1.0
MI5303Medical Microbiology I4.5
MM5320Manipulation of the Lumbo-Sacral Spine, T/L Junction and Pelvis1.0
PA5302Systems Pathology I4.0
PH5306Nueroendocrinology, GI and Reproductive Physiology4.0

Phase I: Term Four (28.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
BC5409Nutritional Biochemistry II1.0
DH5411Public Health2.0
EM5408Evaluation & Management of the Head, Neck and Cervical Spine3.0
EP5401Evidence-Based Practice: Critical Appraisal of the Biomedical Literature1.0
MI5403Medical Microbiology II5.0
MM5420Manipulation of the Cervical Spine, CT Junction and First Rib1.0
NN5406Science of Diet and Nutrition3.0
PA5402Systems Pathology II6.0
PH5405Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Renal Physiology5.0
RA5407Radiation Physics and Technology1.0

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
EM6103Evaluation & Management of the Gi/GU & Reproductive Systems4.0
EM6104Evaluation & Management of the Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems3.0
EM6105Evaluation & Management of the EENT3.0
EM6106Evaluation & Management of the Neurological System3.0
EM6112Evaluation & Management of the Musculoskeletal System I2.0
EM6120Evaluation & Management of the Extremities4.0
MM6110Soft Tissue Management0.5
NN6107Pharmacology I3.0
NN6108Botanical Medicine I3.0
RA6109Fundamentals of Imaging: Arthritides & Trauma2.5

Phase II: Term Two (28.5 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
BU6221Patient Communication and Marketing2.0
EM6202Physical Diagnosis4.5
EM6203Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis3.0
EM6207Pediatrics, Geriatrics & Female Health Issues3.0
EM6210The Clinical Encounter1.5
EM6212Evaluation & Management of the Musculoskeletal System II2.0
EM6213Phlebotomy & Specimen Collection0.5
FR6204Functional Rehabilitation I: Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise & Spinal Rehabilitation3.0
MM6208Orthopedic Musculoskeletal Imaging1.0
MM6220Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques I1.5
MM6221Diversified Technique1.0
NN6206Pharmacology II3.0
RA6205Fundamentals of Imaging: Skeletal Dysplasia, Tumors, Endocrine & Hematopoietic Disorders2.5

Phase II: Term Three (30.5 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
BU6309Starting a Practice2.0
BU6314Billing, Coding and Documentation2.0
EC6303Ambulatory Trauma Care1.5
EM6304Advanced Diagnosis & Problem Solving2.0
EM6305Psychopathology & Health Psychology3.0
EP6310Evidence-Based Practice: Applied EBP1.0
FR6307Physiological Therapeutics: Modalities4.5
FR6309Functional Rehabilitation II: Extremity Rehabilitation3.0
MM6320End Range Loading & Flexion/Distraction Technique1.0
NN6301Clinical Nutrition4.0
NN6308Botanical Medicine II4.0
RA6302Fundamentals of Imaging: Chest & Abdomen2.5

Phase II: Term Four (25.5 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
BU6411Managing a Practice2.0
EM6403Clinical Natural Medicine2.0
EM6405Doctor-Patient Relationship2.0
EM6406Dermatology1.5
EP6410Evidence-Based Practice: Journal Club0.5
EM6411Clinical Skills Seminar1.0
FR6412Sports Medicine (Online)2.0
IC7000Clinic Internship I11.0
MM6420Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques II0.5
RA6408Report Writing & Advanced Imaging1.0
RA6409Radiographic Positioning & Radiology Management2.0

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 (17.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
IC7100Clinic Internship II17.0

Phase III: Term Two (17.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
IC7200Clinic Internship III17.0