Science-Based Curriculum

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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.

Learn about:

  • 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.

The curriculum:

Trimesters 1 and 2

Emphasize basic sciences, introductory radiology, and chiropractic principles and methods.

Trimesters 3-8

Complete the basic sciences, moves to the clinical and chiropractic sciences (including pathology and diagnosis), and proceeds to advanced methods and radiology.

Trimesters 4-10

Integrate basic science education with clinical and chiropractic sciences as students deliver patient care during clinical clerkships and internships.

View entire chiropractic curriculum outline.

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