The Nation's First University-Based College of Chiropractic
The nation’s first university-based college of chiropractic, the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic (UBCC)
was established in 1990 following licensure by the State of Connecticut
of the University’s doctor of chiropractic degree program. The
University of Bridgeport was chosen as the site for the college because
of its long history of support for chiropractic education. It was one
of the first educational institutions to create a pre-chiropractic
undergraduate program and its master’s degree program in nutrition had
long attracted a large number of practicing chiropractors.
In 1991, renovations, including creation of a human anatomy
dissection laboratory, were completed on the College’s current
facilities, in time to welcome the inaugural class of sixteen students.
A second class of twelve students was added in Spring, 1992.
In 1993, UBCC was accredited by the
Connecticut Department of Higher Education and in 1994 by the Council
on Chiropractic Education. In December, 1994, UBCC
graduated its inaugural class of ten students. In August, 1994 the
College’s program converted to a traditional semester based academic
State-of-the-Art Anatomy Suite
Recent renovations in 2011 include a complete redesign of the anatomy suite including SMART
Boards, other SMART
classrooms and substantial renovations of our health science center which houses the UBClinics.
To date the College has graduated over 900 doctors of chiropractic
who practice in 27 states and 6 countries outside the US and continues
to provide a progressive and academically challenging curriculum.