Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Degree Program
Since 1991, the University of Bridgeport’s School of Chiropractic (UBSC) has offered exceptional resources for students wishing to pursue a career in chiropractic care. As we continue to enhance our facilities, provide robust clinical experiences, and treat the public in our UB Clinics, it is our core values that allow us to continue to maintain a high caliber education for our students that ultimately leads to graduate success time and time again.
University of Bridgeport’s School of Chiropractic (UBSC), Doctor of Chiropractic degree program prepares students to be primary health care providers. Each student is educated to diagnose patients, care for the human body in an evidence-based manner, and integrate their care within the larger health care system.
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on the relationship between the structure and function of the human body and how that relationship may affect the rehabilitation and preservation of musculoskeletal and overall health.
- Students admitted twice per year, in August and January
- Program offered in a full-time, 4-year duration only
- Small class sizes: Faculty to student ratio of 1:8
- An 18-week semester-based program, 8 total semesters
- Summers off at the end of the first and second year
- Evidence-based curriculum with a strong focus on science
Chiropractic students have the opportunity to earn a concurrent masters degree in:
- Diversity & Respect
- Collaboration & Excellence
- Integrity & Success
- Innovation & Scholarship
- Health and Well-being
To graduate future chiropractic physicians capable of providing excellent evidence-influenced, patient-centered, and coordinated health care.
To educate chiropractic students to be successful providers of highly-competent, patient-centered care by utilizing best practice educational methodologies, engaging in relevant scholarly activities, and providing effective service to our University, School, and local communities.
The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at the University of Bridgeport is awarded programmatic accreditation by The Council on Chiropractic Education, 8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321, Phone: (480) 443-8877, Website: www.cce-usa.org.
The School of Chiropractic (UBSC) received initial accreditation from The Council on Chiropractic Education in 1994 and is accredited through 2026.
UBSC is also a member of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges.
The UBSC model of health care emphasizes the following
- The body is an integrated unit that has intrinsic, self-regulating healing mechanisms
- Structure and function are interrelated
- The neuro-musculoskeletal systems can affect the function of other body systems, and, in turn, be affected by these systems
- A management plan formulated from an appropriate diagnosis that includes measurable goals to reduce/eliminate pain, restore function, and decrease future re-occurrence
- Health promotion, health care provider collaboration, and a multidisciplinary approach to care
- Excellent communication between patient and provider and with other health care providers
- A patient-centered, holistic biopsychosocial model that combines the best available evidence, the clinical expertise of the practitioner, and the needs/desires of the patient