Orthopedics and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMSM)

Students at University of Bridgeport, one of the best chiropractic programs in CT

Become a chiropractic specialist and improve the quality of your patient care. This post-doctoral program is designed specifically for practicing chiropractic physicians interested in becoming neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialists in private practice or health care systems, including:

  • Community health centers
  • Rural health centers
  • Hospitals
  • Health Science centers
  • Medical clinics
  • Allopathic, Chiropractic, and Naturopathic medical schools

The advanced clinical training will prepare you to become a chiropractic neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist and enhance your skills necessary to evaluate and manage the care of patients with acute pain, chronic pain, and high-impact chronic pain syndromes. University of Bridgeport offers a combination of onsite seminars and online learning, which reduces your opportunity costs by decreasing travel expenses and time away from your practice and family. This innovative, contemporary, and comprehensive post-doctoral training program offers a range of topics, including:

  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
    • Neurosciences for the Chiropractic Clinician
    • Orthopedic Evaluation and Management
    • Neurological Evaluation and Management
    • Pain Evaluation and Management
    • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Primary Care Medicine and the Chiropractic Specialist
    • Integrative Medicine
    • Evidence-based Chiropractic Medicine
    • Patient-Centered Care
    • Federally Qualified Health Center
    • Patient-Centered Medical Home
    • Community Health Centers

Qualify to apply for board certification as a Chiropractic Specialist

Upon completion of this post-doctoral course of study, you will be qualified to apply for board certification through the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. With this “Board Certification” as a Diplomate in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (DIANM), you will have the credentials necessary to become a member of an integrated, health care team within a Federally Qualified Health Center, Community Health Center or a Patient-Centered Medical Home as a Chiropractic Specialist.

For more information, contact nmsm@bridgeport.edu or call 203-576-4880.

Registration and fees

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Ten-hour weekend seminars: $300

Total program hours available:

Orthopedics Specialty (a minimum total of 300 hours required)
Online 300 hours

Chiropractic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Residency

Chiropractic graduates who apply and are conditionally accepted into University of Bridgeport’s three-year, post-doctoral Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Resident Training Program must be credentialed by University of Bridgeport and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) where the Resident will serve as a member of the medical staff. Additionally, FQHCs generally require re-credentialing of residents on an annual basis through a peer review process coordinated by the program director of the resident training program.

In order to successfully complete the neuromusculoskeletal medicine residency, residents are required to complete a rigorous academic and clinical training program and then pass the two-part examination offered by the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. Completion of this process entitles the chiropractic physician to use the board certification title of Diplomate of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (DIANM).

A board-certified chiropractic neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist focuses on the evaluation and management of patients suffering with pain syndromes and neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

None of the courses and programs associated with University of Bridgeport’s Orthopedics and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine program are Title IV eligible.

Enroll into the Chiropractic Orthopedics and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Program (NMSM)

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Chiropractic Forensics program

In order to complete your forensics training, you must complete a 320 hour program, which involves completion of three steps.

Step one:
You must complete 100 hours of Basic Forensics classes. We accept the listed sources below.

Step two:
Complete the 200 hours of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Forensics classes with a passing grade point of 80%. If you have successfully completed the NMSM 300 hours, you are not required to complete this step.

Step three:
This is the final step that must be completed following the completion of the first two steps. You must attend the 20-hour seminar by the ACA Council of Forensics Sciences.

2023 conference dates:
October 12-14, 2023

2023 conference location:
Chicago Marriot Oak Brook
1401 W 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Forensics   Basic Forensics

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) approved classes

Complete Your Maintenance of Credentials (MOC) Hours Online

Posture and Balance Assessment, Rehabilitation, and Motor Control Exercise

Orthopedics/NMSM seminar schedule

Designed specifically for practicing chiropractors, the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Post-Graduate Program will give you the credentials necessary to become a valuable member of a primary healthcare team. Major changes in the chiropractic field are happening right now due to the Affordable Care Act, with new doors opening for chiropractors as a result.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be among the pioneers of this revolutionary change in delivering holistic healthcare.

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