Educational Approach

hands on spine model

Your Northwestern chiropractic education is hands-on from day one.

Beginning in the first trimester, we emphasize learning chiropractic techniques so you have more time to develop your skills. But a chiropractic education is more than basic techniques - Northwestern offers extensive clinical experiences and business courses.

A curriculum that is comprehensive and challenging:

  • Chiropractic principles and methods beginning in the first trimester
  • Chiropractic and clinical sciences that reinforce the basic sciences
  • Business and Professional Foundations to help you develop a professional practice
  • Hands-on labs to develop your skills
  • Strong preparation for national boards

The Northwestern difference:

  • Real clinical experiences treating patients in real world settings
  • Mentored by practitioners while you care for patients
  • Focus on patient-centered care to improve health outcomes
  • Evidence-informed approach to health care
  • Opportunities to become a professional leader in clinical practice, healthcare policy and chiropractic education

You’ll leave Northwestern a clinically competent doctor of chiropractic prepared to enter a variety of practice settings.

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