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.
Upon successful completion of the UBSC Doctor of Chiropractic program the graduate will have the ability to:
- Apply basic science information to the clinical sciences, with focus on the role of the neuro-musculoskeletal system, normal and abnormal human structure, function, and homeostasis with the overarching goal of assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of patient health conditions.
- Obtain and document an accurate, detailed, case-appropriate history from a diverse patient population in a non-judgmental and empathetic manner.
- Select, perform, document and evaluate case-appropriate examination procedures and diagnostic tests, based on patient history and presentation, with sensitivity to disability, race/ethnicity, culture, belief systems and gender identity.
- Develop a list of differential diagnoses, determine working diagnoses and prognoses, and communicate these to patients in an accurate and concise informed consent.
- Develop, document, and monitor appropriate, evidence-informed management plans for acute, sub-acute, and chronic levels of pain and dysfunction that address biopsychosocial factors, goals, obstacles, risks, benefits and alternatives to care while incorporating patient values and expectations.
- Identify and apply appropriate use of chiropractic techniques, therapeutics, and other conservative care methods including recommendations for the modification of lifestyle behavior, activities of daily living and/or dietary and nutritional habits.
- Identify and document the need for appropriate referral of patients to other health care professionals or agencies for emergency, follow-up, or collaborative care.
- Demonstrate effective, respectful, honest, and compassionate communication with patients, their families, the community, and other stakeholders while employing sensitivity to disability, race/ethnicity, culture, belief systems, gender identity, and socioeconomic status.
- Demonstrate the ability to utilize health care informatics and scientific literature databases to locate and critically appraise research to facilitate evidence-informed practice.
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of all members of an inter-professional healthcare team and work collaboratively to deliver the highest level of safe, effective and equitable patient-centered care.
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
- Sports team chiropractor
- Chiropractic practitioner at an integrated medical group, wellness center, or hospital
- Healthcare administrator
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:
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|
(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|
* 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%|