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On-Campus Weekend Program Option

Weekend Program Overview

The weekend program is designed to meet the rigorous schedule of the working individual.

Classes are held on the Bridgeport campus, only one weekend per month (Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.), for 28 consecutive months, or up to five years from the first course date if the student chooses.

The program is full-time, constitutes six terms with two courses being offered each term (fall, spring, summer).

The 15 required courses of the core curriculum can be completed in 28 months with a comprehensive exam given 3-4 months after all coursework is satisfactorily completed, if the student takes 2 courses per term/3 terms per year.

The program supports the acquisition, utilization, and application of nutrition principles in clinical situations.

Coursework is designed to assist the student in gaining proficiency in counseling clients/patients in alternative and complementary nutritional therapies.

In addition, the program provides an opportunity for medical, chiropractic, and other healthcare providers to expand their practice through knowledge gained from graduate studies in nutrition.

Comprehensive Final Exam

Following completion of the core curriculum, all students are required to complete a one-day Comprehensive Examination. The exam is held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the summer, on the main campus in Bridgeport, Conn. Travel expenses are the student’s responsibility.

Licensure or certification is available through several individual states or national nutritional organizations. For those considering a diplomate versus an MS degree, it is important to note that certifications and diplomats represent professional recognition. It does not authorize or license an individual to practice, which is a state regulatory function.

The program is a graduate-level program and is NOT designed to lead to the registered dietician (R.D.) designation.

The program provides its graduates with a foundation for entering Ph.D. and DHSc programs in health science.

University of Bridgeport’s Continuing Education Department offers post-graduate 6-week online courses to expand students’ and alumni knowledge by providing education on advancing research in clinical nutrition.

 

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Homecoming Weekend 2018 @ University of Bridgeport
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm

Join us October 5-7, 2018 for Homecoming Weekend – UB’s annual gathering of alumni, students, families, faculty, staff, and friends!  Tickets are $25 for Saturday, $10 for Sunday, and free for UB faculty/staff, current UB students, and kids under 13.

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8
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th floor
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program, tour our state-of-the-art Nursing Skills & Simulation Lab and beautiful seaside campus, and meet our esteemed School of Nursing dean and faculty members!

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13
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Chiropractic Fall Symposium @ University of Bridgeport Arnold Bernhard Center
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT
CHIROPRACTIC FALL SYMPOSIUM

John Stites, D.C., DACBR, DACO
Presents “Skeletal Imaging and Evaluation”

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Arnold Bernhard Center at the University of Bridgeport
84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Schedule
9:00am    Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00am CEUs
1:00pm   Lunch
2:00pm   CEUs
5:00pm   Cocktail Reception

Registration
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UB Alumni: $99

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About Dr. Stites

Dr. Stites is Professor and Director of Community Clinics at Palmer College of Chiropractic. He also provides care for underserved populations in a Community Health Care center alongside medical physicians and dentists. A 1979 Palmer graduate, he has been on faculty since 1983 and holds Diplomates in both Radiology and Orthopedics. He has served the profession through terms as editor-in-chief for Topic in Radiology and Ad

vance Imaging, editorial board member for the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and Topics in Integrative Health, and peer reviews for scholarly journals including Spine, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine and Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. He received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chiropractic Health Care section of the American Public Health Association, where he has served as chair and program chair, and currently sits on the Governing Council. He also sits on advisory councils for the Iowa Department of Public Health, as well as for managed care organizations. In 2018 he was named Academician of the Year by the American Chiropractic Association.

For the past ten years he has participated in the renowned workshop in Evidence-Based Clinical Practice (EBCP) at McMaster University, an intensive 5-day program for all health care providers interested in using or teaching EBCP. For the past five years he has served as faculty for the workshop. He has developed and presented multiple programs on EBCP including workshops geared toward educators and foundational seminars for clinicians.

 

 

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