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 as students of National University. The UPC is the first of its kind in Florida and one of only a handful nationwide.

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We have multiple visit opportunities throughout the year! Please click below to see dates:


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, Illinois, campus
  • 12-month internship at the NUHS Whole Health Center-Pinellas Park, an Illinois Whole Health Center, or with pre-qualified local physicians or hospitals
  • Small class size allows for more faculty attention and student participation

Unique Benefits

Our membership in UPC allows us to partner with multiple universities to give you exciting integrative medical experiences:

  • Gain an understanding of other health professions as you share knowledge and experience.
  • Our interns provide pre-entry physicals for multiple health education programs, as well as the SPC athletics teams. We also provide medical support to a number of SPC athletic events.
  • Participate in unique interdisciplinary learning experiences with nursing, EMS , and dental hygiene students.
  • Other opportunities our Florida students have are unique clinical preceptorship and rotation opportunities, including Bay Pines, VA Medical Center, St. Petersburg, Fla., NUHS Veterans Clinics (Lombard, Ill. and Pinellas Park, Fla.), and Vincent House (nutrition presentations to individuals recovering from mental illness, etc.).

Photo of Dr Eric Brennan"My NUHS education as a primary care doctor has helped me communicate with other health care providers and know how to co-manage all types of conditions. I love the integrative medicine approach. In the Florida program, you are in regular communication with nearby nursing and physician assistant students. We were able to begin great relationships with other health care professionals." (Read more...)
-- Dr. Eric Brennan (2014 DC graduate)

Our Faculty

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

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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 other campuses.

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 nine 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 two blocks from campus, student interns serve the general patient population alongside DC clinicians in this integrative community 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 six libraries, five student cafés, five 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 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

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.


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Florida Site

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Visit NUHS May through August for double tuition credit