Doctor of Chiropractic

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The Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree program at University of Western States (UWS) is a rigorous 12 academic-quarter doctoral program that can be completed in three to four years. The program is held on the UWS campus in Portland, Oregon.

UWS Doctor of Chiropractic students are educated in a whole-person approach to health care, which includes diagnosis, adjusting skills, physiological therapeutics, rehabilitation, nutrition and lifestyle management. Hands-on experiences begin in the first quarter, when students start honing their practical skills under the supervision of licensed chiropractic physicians.

At UWS sound education in foundational and applied sciences, complemented by research and collaboration within the health care community, are crucial to mastering the intricacies of treating the whole human being. The comprehensive DC curriculum is evidence-informed and emphasizes an integrated approach to patient care, preparing students to work with a variety of professionals within the health care system.

UWS Doctor of Chiropractic students have the opportunity to complete their undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology while enrolled in the DC program, without having to take extra classes. Learn more about this benefit.

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