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

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

Army Chiropractors

University of Bridgeport’s Orthopedics and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMSM) program has been added to the ArmyIgnitED* approved training list.

If you are an Army Chiropractor that wants to take postdoctoral training in NMSM, the ArmyIgnitED program will pay for the tuition and board examination fees.

Please contact and to request information and verify your eligibility.

Veterans/ Chiropractors

The Veterans Administration has approved the Chiropractic Orthopedics and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine program. The VA will pay or reimburse you for the total tuition for this postdoctoral training.

Please contact with any questions.

NMSM Chiropractic Physicians

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* The Department of Defense and the Department of the Army are neither affiliated with nor endorses the University of Bridgeport.

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

Contact us for information regarding future seminars or start online today!

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.

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