Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program

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Advance your career in healthcare with our Doctor of Chiropractic degree

With a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, you’ll become a trusted primary healthcare practitioner with a focus on providing patient-centered care. Our Doctor of Chiropractic program helps you make a meaningful difference in your community by using holistic, evidence-based methods to rehabilitate the human body and reduce patient discomfort.

University of Bridgeport’s School of Chiropractic (UBSC) was the first university-based Doctor of Chiropractic program in the United States. Since 1991, UBSC’s expert faculty have led chiropractic students through hands-on clinical experiences and into meaningful careers in patient care. With only 90 credits required to begin earning your DC, you will be placed on the fast-track to a fulfilling career providing patient-centered care.

The School of Chiropractic model of healthcare

At UBSC, we are committed to providing evidence-based, patient-focused care. Our faculty prioritizes open communication between patients and providers to create positive experiences that foster long-term relationships with patients in your care.

Our in-depth curriculum emphasizes the human body’s natural self-regulating and healing mechanisms. In developing a deep understanding of the relationship between the structure and function of different bodily systems, you’ll create management plans designed to reduce pain and prevent recurring health-related issues in patients in all stages of life.

Learn from UB’s expert faculty

Our Doctor of Chiropractic degree program is taught by expert faculty and experienced healthcare professionals dedicated to giving you the support you deserve. Our small class sizes ensure you’ll receive the attention and hands-on instruction you need to succeed in the program and your career. UBSC admits students twice per year, in January and August. The 18-week semester-based program offers you flexibility and works with your busy schedule.

Gain hands-on experience in UB’s Chiropractic Clinic

In your senior year in the School of Chiropractic, you’ll provide direct care to patients at UB’s Chiropractic Clinic — completing on-site, real-world training in our state-of-the-art clinic. At the UB Clinic, you will gain supervised experience assessing and treating patients from our local community. UBSC students also have access to our state-of-the-art Human Performance and Biomechanics Lab, where you can work directly with athletes from UB’s NCAA Division II sports teams.

Each semester, select UBSC students participate in rotations and externships at two regional Veterans Administration (VA) Hospitals. If selected, you’ll assist in providing chiropractic care to veterans. The unmatched clinical training opportunities available to UB Chiropractic students will set you up for career success.

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University of Bridgeport fully prepared me to treat my patients in the field. I still use the techniques I learned in school to give my patients a better quality of life. The four-year road was filled with a lot of happy memories, and I learned more than I could have ever imagined.
Dr. Ahnise Kassab, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic Program FAQ


The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at University of Bridgeport is awarded programmatic accreditation by:
The Council on Chiropractic Education

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The School of Chiropractic (UBSC) received initial accreditation from The Council on Chiropractic Education in 1994 and is accredited through 2026.

UBSC is also a member of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges.

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