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Emmett Hughes

Associate Professor of Basic and Clinical Sciences, School of Chiropractic

Chiropractic School, Room 103
(203) 576-4940

Dr. Hughes graduated from the University of Bridgeport School of Chiropractic in 1997. Before becoming a chiropractor, he was a public school special education teacher for twelve years.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Hughes has been teaching in the chiropractic program for 18 years. He teaches classes in physiology, histology, nutrition, and soft tissue technique. He is an active member of several school and university-wide committees and is the adviser to the chiropractic school student government.


D.C., Valedictorian, Summa cum Laude, University of Bridgeport School of Chiropractic, 1997
Certification in Fascial Manipulation Levels I and II, VM Seminar Solutions, 2013
Certification in Graston® Technique, Graston Technique Seminars, 2003
Certification in Classical Homeopathy, New York Chiropractic College, 1998
M.S., Education, Adelphi University, 1984
B.A., Social Sciences, Dowling College, 1981


Courses Taught:
AN 511: Cell and Tissue Microscopic Anatomy and Physiology
PH 521: Organ System Microscopic Anatomy and Physiology I
PH 612L: Organ System Microscopic Anatomy and Physiology II
CN 621: Clinical Nutrition I: Pathology and Assessment
CN 712: Clinical Nutrition II: Treatment and Management
TE 819L: Advanced Chiropractic Technique II: Soft Tissue


ACA Today, “Magnesium: A Best-Kept Secret,” 2011
ACA Today, “Chronic Inflammation and Chronic Disease,” 2011

Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, “Newly Discovered Physiological Effects of Oxytocin,” 2013

British Journal of Pharmacology, “Clinical Uses of Glutamine,” 2013

New England Journal of Medicine, “Medical Marijuana: Beyond the Smoke Screen,” 2014

Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, “Nutritional Protocol for Osteoarthrosis (Degenerative Joint Disease),” 2017

Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, “Nutritional Protocol for Asthma,” 2017

Journal of Alternative, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, “Nutritional Protocol for Hypercholesterolemia,” 2017

EC Nutrition, “Nutritional Protocol for Crohn’s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis,” 2017


John J. Nugent Award- Outstanding Faculty Award 2010, 2013, 2014
Professor of the Year, SGA Award, 2014


Seed money grant from the University of Bridgeport (2014)