Doctor of Chiropractic

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About the Program

The University of Western States (UWS) flagship doctor of chiropractic program is a rigorous, 12-quarter doctoral program that can be completed in three to four years. Taught on our beautiful campus in Portland, Oregon, students learn from experienced faculty working in the field. Students gain real-world knowledge to treat patients more effectively and with a relationship-centric approach.

As the second-oldest chiropractic school in the world, UWS has an innovative, evidence-informed approach to whole-person care; it combines research, strong academics, doctors’ knowledge and the inclusion of the patient’s or client’s personal evidence in pursuing courses of treatment. The curriculum is structured to integrate concepts and skills across the basic, clinical and chiropractic sciences that are ultimately applied to patient care.

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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Mission: To prepare students as competent chiropractic physicians who apply evidence informed, patient centered strategies with professionalism


Our New Campus

University of Western States has a rich history in the Pacific Northwest and has ensured the longevity, sustainability and growth of health care education in the region by recently relocating to a new, modern campus. The impressive facility, located at 8000 NE Tillamook Street in Portland, Oregon, offers exciting new amenities to improve our already highly esteemed educational programs. Take a video tour of the new campus!