chiropractic student working with another student

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 Department of Labor, the field of chiropractic is expected to grow much faster than average over the next decade. UBCC 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
  • Health care administrator
  • Researcher

Practices seeking UBCC Graduates

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

  • MMA Chiropractors
  • Airrosti Rehab Centers
  • Centro Chiropractico Schade, Peru
  • New Rochelle Chiropractic, NY
  • Optimum Wellness Centres, Calgary
  • Inglis Chiropractic Center, CT
  • True Wellness Chiropractic, TN
  • New Life Chiropractic, MA


UBCC 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.


NBCE Completion Data - Successful Completion of NBCE Licensing Exams within six months post-graduation

Calendar Year

Number of Grads
Attempting Any or All Parts of NBCE Exams

Number of Grads
Passing All Parts
of NBCE Exams

Percentage of Grads
Passing All Parts
of NBCE Exams

2013 Graduates 54 48 89%
2014 Graduates 42 34 81%
2015 Graduates 31 25 81%
2016 Graduates 39 34 87%
Totals 166 141 85%

Upon successful completion of the UBCC Doctor of Chiropractic program, the graduate will have the ability to:

  1. Recognize and promote that the body is an integrated unit with intrinsic self-regulating and healing mechanisms
  2. Understand that the neuro-musculoskeletal system can affect the functioning of other body systems and, in-turn, can be affected by these systems
  3. Interpret the basic sciences and health care sciences to explain normal human structure, function, and allostasis
  4. Act with honesty, integrity, respect, and a commitment to service in all patient interactions
  5. Value the need to act with altruism, humanism, cultural competency, accountability, excellence, integrity, punctuality, empathy, efficiency, reliability, thoroughness, morality, and respect
  6. Obtain an appropriate patient history
  7. Perform a history-driven physical examination
  8. Order and interpret the appropriate diagnostic, laboratory, and imaging tests based on the patient history and physical examination findings
  9. Recognize and arrange the referral of patients to the appropriate health care professional when necessary
  10. Formulate a list of differential diagnoses, determine a working diagnosis and prognosis, and communicate this to the patient in a report-of-findings
  11. Distinguish between acute, sub-acute, and chronic levels of pain, dysfunction, and disability
  12. Create plans of management to address acute, sub-acute, and chronic levels of pain, dysfunction, and disability
  13. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of chiropractic history, the philosophy of chiropractic, therapeutics, and technique systems
  14. Practice using chiropractic techniques, therapeutics, and other conservative complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) procedures
  15. Utilize critical thinking, evidence-informed practice principles, and technologies to improve the delivery of health care services
  16. Interact with patients, their families, and the community at large in order to build patient rapport and continually improve cultural competency
  17. Utilize written and electronic health records to communicate with patients, other chiropractors, and health care professionals
  18. Generate effective communications with patients, employers, insurance companies, government agencies, and the legal system
  19. Reflect on their performance as a chiropractor to identify professional limitations and actively take action for improvement
  20. Determine the health care issues affecting humans at the individual, community, and general population levels during all aspects of life, and develop strategies to make improvements
  21. Appraise modern health care delivery systems with the goal of aiding patients to access all levels of health care
  22. Employ preventive measures that enable patient health and wellness
  23. Advocate for disease prevention and wellness throughout the community
  24. Facilitate the integration of chiropractic within all health care systems
  25. Support positive change to the existing health care system
  26. Engage with the chiropractic community and other professions at the local, state, and national levels to encourage integrative health care
  27. Evaluate the diverse professional opportunities available for the doctor of chiropractic: associateships, purchasing a private practice, employment within a coordinated care organization or health care facility, starting a chiropractic business, education, and research employment opportunities
  28. Assess the value of pursuing resident training, board certification, and other advanced employment opportunities