Admissions - Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine Program

Florida Site

National University of Health Sciences is part of the University Partnership Center at St. Petersburg College (SPC). This innovative campus-sharing program allows us to offer our Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the SPC campus in Florida.

The University Partnership Center (UPC) is an alliance of sixteen colleges offering degree programs to more than a million people in the Pinellas county area. The UPC provides partnerships and educational programs, facilitates interactive instruction, and offers learning resource support services. DC students will attend classes on the SPC campus, but be students of National University. The UPC is the first of its kind in Florida and one of only a handful nationwide.

Our Program


  • Maximum of 20 students admitted for each trimester start
  • DC program starts 3 times per year in September, January, and May


  • Evidence-based, broad scope program focusing on primary care
  • Same curriculum as the DC program taught at our Lombard, IL campus
  • 12-month internship at NUHS-St. Petersburg area clinic, an Illinois clinic, or with pre-qualified local physicians or hospitals

Unique Benefits

  • Small class size allows for more faculty attention and student participation
  • Interact and build relationships with other UPC partners teaching other programs (e.g. physician assistant, nursing, dentistry, etc.)

Learning Kinesio Taping in the Technique Lab

Our Faculty

Our SPC faculty boasts the same top-quality instructors you would expected from an NUHS program, including shared faculty experts with the highest academic credentials in science and health care.

Carlo Guadagno
Carlo Guadagno


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Rudy Heiser


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Michelle Jourdan


Jaya Prakash


David Seaman

Additional Faculty

Our Facilities

You'll benefit from our modern laboratories and classrooms outfitted with the latest technology and equipment including interactive classrooms, Smart Boards, and technique tables. In addition, our students have access to all the resources and amenities of SPC's campuses which include 6 libraries, 5 student cafes, 5 bookstores, 36 student clubs and organizations, and wellness centers equipped with a variety of fitness equipment.

Virtual and Video Tours
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Technique Lab
National University offers students the unique opportunity to work on hydraulic tables in the multi-purpose technique lab. Students work in the technique lab early in the program, perfecting skills on state of the art equipment. 

Gross Anatomy Laboratory
The campus anatomy lab boasts state-of-the-art downdraft dissecting tables for 9 cadavers. Ceiling mounted high definition cameras encourage detailed instruction from faculty and group viewing of cadavers.

Training and Assessment Center (TAC)
Digitized with remote cameras, speakers and intercoms, the training and assessment center allows digital capture of live interactions between students and standardized patients.

NUHS Whole Health Center-Pinellas Park
Located just 2 blocks from campus, student interns serve the general patient population alongside DC clinicians in this newly-constructed community integrative medical clinic.

St. Petersburg College
In addition to the facilities unique to National University, our students have access to the resources and amenities of SPC's many campuses. In addition to 6 libraries, 5 student cafes, 5 bookstores, and several wellness centers equipped with a variety of fitness equipment, students can participate in 36 student clubs and organizations.

Our Location

SPC is close to three airports and the vibrant city of Tampa. Classes on at our Florida site are taught in two main buildings: Caruth Health Education Center (Phase 1, Terms 1-4) and the Annex (Phase 2, Terms 5-8).

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Enjoy the Tampa Bay Area

Visit Us

Visit Day - Florida

  • Saturday, June 6, 2015

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Student for a Day

  • Friday, Mar. 13, 2015
    Friday, May 22, 2015
    Friday, July 17, 2015

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Individual Visit

  • By appointment

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Video Tour

Explore the Annex building and the Caruth Health Education Center building at our Florida site in two video tours with Dr. Joseph Stiefel, President of National University of Health Sciences.