Doctor of Chiropractic

The University of Western States (UWS) flagship doctor of chiropractic program is a rigorous, 12-quarter doctoral program that is designed to be completed in three years. Taught on our beautiful campus in Portland, Oregon, students learn from experienced faculty with practice experience and clinical training. 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 doctor of chiropractic program is structured to integrate concepts and skills across the basic, clinical and chiropractic sciences that are applied to clinical reasoning, diagnosis and patient outcomes. Learn more about the doctor of chiropractic degree requirements by connecting with us virtually. 

UWS doctor of chiropractic students can 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.

Explore the career pathways for those who obtain their doctor of chiropractic degree and learn more about what chiropractic means at UWS.

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

Our 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. Our current campus is an impressive facility, located at 8000 NE Tillamook Street in Portland, Oregon, offering modern amenities to support our highly esteemed educational programs. Take a video tour of the campus!

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