Chiropractic (D.C.) Degree

The University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, located in Bridgeport Connecticut, is a college within the University of Bridgeport, a non-profit, non-sectarian co-educational institution.

The College of Chiropractic is a professional degree program which grants the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree to graduates who successfully complete four academic years of study, including a clinical internship. D.C. candidates must also successfully complete Parts I and II of national board comprehensive exams consisting of basic and clinical sciences. The program is offered on a full-time basis with no students admitted to a part-time course of study.

Chiropractic is a health care profession which concerns itself with the relationship between structure and function of the human body, and how that relationship may affect the restoration and preservation of health. The D.C. program focuses on the neuro-musculoskeletal systems; however, graduates are trained to approach patient health care challenges in a holistic fashion.

The College of Chiropractic prepares students to be primary health care providers. Each student is educated to diagnose, care for the human body in an evidence-based manner, and integrate their care within the larger health care system.

Program Features

  • Students admitted twice per year, in August and January
  • An 18-week semester based program – 8 total semesters
  • Summers off at the end of the first and second year
  • Clinical internships at community based medical centers
  • Evidence-based curriculum
  • Program students/graduates qualify for US, Canadian and international license exams
  • Clinical internship at the Connecticut Veterans Administration Center, West Haven, CT
  • Small class sizes: Faculty to student ratio of 8:1
  • Majority of faculty hold professional and advanced level terminal degrees
  • Optogate certification
  • Better, Faster Stronger certification
  • Sole Supports™ orthotics certification
The University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic is on a rolling admissions process, however it is encouraged that students apply by July 15 for the Fall class and December 1 for the Spring class.

Please complete and submit the following items:

  1. A completed Chiropractic Application
  2. A non-refundable $75 application fee
  3. Official Transcripts from each college that you have attended
  4. Three Letters of Recommendation; one must be from a Health Care Professional
  5. A personal statement which explains your reasons for pursuing a career in chiropractic
  6. An interview with a UBCC Admissions Representative

You may submit your application prior to completing all of the necessary coursework.

If you are unsure if you meet the requirements for admission, please contact the Admissions Office at (203) 576-4552 for an evaluation of your transcripts.

It is necessary for you to submit or complete the following:

  1. A completed Chiropractic Application
  2. A non-refundable $75 application fee
  3. An International Application
  4. Official Transcripts from each college that you have attended
  5. An official evaluation of your transcript from an evaluation service Not applicable for Canadian students
  6. Proof of Proficiency in English, demonstrated by one of the following ways:
    • a. A Score of 550 or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) AND a score of 50 or better on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) or;
    • b. Receipt of a grade of “C” or better in one semester of English at an accredited U.S. college or university or;
    • c. A letter showing successful completion of the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Institute.
  7. Three Letters of Recommendation; One must be from a Health Care Professional
  8. A personal statement which explains your reasons for pursuing a career in chiropractic
  9. An interview with a UBCC Admissions Representative and Faculty Member

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