The Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree program is a rigorous 4 year, 12 academic quarter first professional doctorate program. The entire D.C. academic program must be completed within six calendar years of the date of matriculation, including leaves of absence and any other period of non-enrollment. Graduates of the program are primary care chiropractic physicians that have demonstrated mastery of the program’s competencies, all of which support and underpin knowledge, skills, critical thinking and professionalism expected of competent, caring chiropractic physicians. Through demonstration of the program’s competencies and abilities, the graduate chiropractic physician from the DC program is prepared to positively impact their patients, communities and chiropractic profession.
The program focuses on legitimate, mainstream evidence in the exploration of evaluation and care of patients and their needs. While at UWS, students learn, critique and master the complexities and intricacies of treating the human being- the whole human being. The faculty carefully instruct, mentor and guide students through the process of transforming into a physician- in thought and deed. One need not accept our word for it. We openly invite you to view our National Board of Chiropractic Examiners performance scores. We are proud of our students and their achievements!
DC Program Graduation Rates
Abilities and Competencies-Doctor of Chiropractic Program
The purpose of the doctor of chiropractic degree program is to provide training for students to develop the knowledge, skills, values and behaviors necessary to become primary care chiropractic physicians that apply best evidence, critical thinking, effective procedures, and professional integrity in the delivery of patient-centered care.