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Chiropractic Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Doctor of Chiropractic program earn the ability to

  • Practice direct contact health care as a portal-of-entry provider for all patients.
  • Assess a patient’s general health status and determine a diagnosis.
  • Develop a goal-oriented case management plan.
  • Assume appropriate doctor/patient relationships with continuity in the chiropractic management of health problems, and coordination of care with other health care providers.
  • Promote wellness by assessing health risk and providing problem-related information and counseling.
  • Gain eligibility to sit for NBCE licensure.

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the field of chiropractic is expected to grow much faster than average over the next decade. UBSC graduates are fully prepared to become licensed and pursue numerous career opportunities such as:

  • Solo or group practitioner
  • Educator
  • Sports team chiropractor
  • Chiropractic practitioner at an integrated medical group, wellness center, or hospital
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Researcher

Practices seeking UBSC Graduates

Employers seeking chiropractic practitioners know that UBSC graduates will deliver a high-level of care. Here are just a few of the practices and institutions seeking UBSC grads:

Licensure

UBSC graduates are eligible for licensure in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Canadian Provinces and other foreign countries as regulated by local laws and regulations without restrictions. U.S. licensure requires students to pass the national boards, which includes Parts I, II, III, IV, and Physiotherapy examinations as offered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE). Students should contact the NBCE or the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) for additional information pertaining to licensure or the state(s) where they wish to practice.

UBSC NBCE Completion Data

The overall weighted average of the four (4) most recent years’ licensing exam success or licensure rates must not be less than 80%. This is in accordance with UBSC’s accrediting body the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE).

Licensing Exam Success Rates
Calendar Year
(Last 4 Years)
Number of Graduates Number of Graduates Passing All Parts of Licensing exams* or are licensed to practice chiropractic within six (6) months post-graduation Percentage of Graduates Passing All Parts of licensing exams* or are licensed to practice chiropractic within six (6) months post-graduation
2018 Graduates 38 33 87%
2019 Graduates 45 39 87%
2020 Graduates 50 44 88%
2021 Graduates 49 41 84%
Totals 182 157 86%
Weighted Average

* NBCE Parts I, II, II and IV or CCEB Components A, B, and C

UBSC DCP Graduation Completion Rates

Completion of the D.C. Degree Program: The two-year average completion rate, calculated at 150% of the time normally designated for completion of the DC degree, must be at least 70%. This is in accordance with UBSC’s accrediting body the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE).

University of Bridgeport School of Chiropractic (UBSC)
Normal Length of Program: 8 Semesters
Column A Column B Column C Column D Column E
Entrance Term # of Students Matriculated in Entrance Term Term 12 Semesters After Entrance Term # Students in Column A That Graduated by Term in Column C Completion Rate at the 150th Percentile
Spring 2015 12 Fall 2020 9 75%
Fall 2015 30 Spring 2021 25 83%
Spring 2016 18 Fall 2021 15 83%
Fall 2016 41 Spring 2022 33 80%
2-YR TOTAL 101 82 81%

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