DC Curriculum

Student intern learning chiropractic looking at patients leg

Learning Outcomes

As a result of success in the doctor of chiropractic program, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform appropriate patient assessments and formulate a diagnosis/es.
  2. Execute and update appropriate case management plans.
  3. Promote health, wellness, safety and disease prevention including public health issues relevant to patients.
  4. Communicate effectively and appropriately in patient care and professional interactions including producing, updating and protecting accurate patient records and relevant documentation.
  5. Demonstrate ethical conduct and knowledge of the legal responsibilities of a health care provider and clinical practice owner or employee.
  6. Critically access, appraise, and apply scientific literature and other health information resources to provide effective patient care.
  7. Deliver safe, appropriate and effective treatments including spinal manipulation.
  8. Communicate and collaborate with other health care professionals regarding patient care.
  9. Integrate knowledge of basic and clinical science.


Students are encouraged to check the library catalog for electronic versions of required and recommended textbooks before purchasing. The library carries a few copies of required and recommended textbooks in print and has been able to obtain electronic versions of many textbooks for all programs at UWS, saving students hundreds of dollars per term. To purchase books, please visit the UWS campus store. The DC program requires specific professional resources in addition to course textbooks. These are included on the textbook list, with additional information about where to purchase them if not available through the UWS campus store. Find the DC textbook list here.


The UWS catalog houses the curriculum, course descriptions, curriculum sequence and other helpful information about the program. View the current catalog.