The basis for effective chiropractic care begins with a strong foundation in the basic sciences.
Study the core basic sciences
When you learn the why behind the how, you build a strong foundation for practice success with our core basic science curriculum. Your courses include gross anatomy, human physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, histology and the neurological sciences.
- Normal human structure and function
- Pathology and dysfunction
- Disease processes at the cellular level
- The process of inflammation
Learn from experts in the sciences
Our faculty include those who hold dual degrees in clinical and basic sciences – for example a PhD and DC. Our faculty understand the essential role of a strong scientific foundation in the success of a future doctor of chiropractic. You can get one-on-one help from our faculty, who are approachable and have a strong desire to help you succeed.
Become a well-informed doctor
Our science-based curriculum helps you develop the critical thinking skills needed for an evidence-informed practice. Understanding underlying pathology enables you to make informed clinical decisions, including diagnosis, treatment planning and the need for referral.
Trimesters 1 and 2
Emphasize basic sciences, introductory radiology, and chiropractic principles and methods.
Complete the basic sciences, moves to the clinical and chiropractic sciences (including pathology and diagnosis), and proceeds to advanced methods and radiology.
Integrate basic science education with clinical and chiropractic sciences as students deliver patient care during clinical clerkships and internships.
View entire chiropractic curriculum outline.