Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine Program

Trimester-by-Trimester Curriculum

Learn more about our innovative curriculum through the course schedule.

Total Program Credits: 248

This is a 4-term Phase I schedule. This phase may also be completed in 5 or 6 terms. Your advisor will work with you to determine whether you should follow this 4-term track or choose the 5-term or 6-term track.

Flexible Track Options: View comparison of 4, 5 and 6 term tracks PDF

Term One (Trimester 1)

Course 23.5 Total Credits
AN5101 Spine and Extremities Anatomy
AN5102 Spine and Extremities Anatomy Lab
AN5107 Histology and Embryology I
PH5103 Cellular Physiology and Hematology
BC5104 Human Biochemistry
BC5105 Clinical Biochemistry
FH5106 Fundamentals of Natural Medicine and Historical Perspectives

Term Two (Trimester 2)

Course 26.5 Total Credits
AN5201 Head and Neck Anatomy
AN5202 Head and Neck Anatomy Lab
AN5203 Neuroanatomy
PA5204 Fundamentals of Pathology
MI5205 Fundamentals of Public Health
RA5206 Normal Radiographic Anatomy and Variants
EM5207 Evaluation and Management of the Chest and Thoracic Spine
PH5208 Neurophysiology
BU5209 Introduction to Business Principles

Term Three (Trimester 3)

Course 26.0 Total Credits
AN5304 Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis Anatomy
AN5305 Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis Anatomy Lab
AN5307 Histology and Embryology II
PH5306 Neuroendocrinology, GI and Reproductive Physiology
PA5302 Systems Pathology I
MI5303 Medical Microbiology I
BC5308 Nutritional Biochemistry
EM5309 Evaluation and Management of the Abdomen, Pelvis and Lumbar Spine
FH5310 Whole Health Concepts and Philosophical Perspectives

Term Four (Trimester 4)

Course 27.0 Total Credits
GE5404 Medical Genomics
PH5405 Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Renal Physiology
PA5402 Systems Pathology II
MI5403 Medical Microbiology II
NN5406 Science of Diet and Nutrition
RA5407 Radiation Physics and Technology
EM5408 Evaluation and Management of the Head, Neck and Cervical Spine
EP5401 Evidence Based Practice II: Critical Appraisal of the Biomedical Literature

This is a 4-term Phase II schedule. This phase may also be completed in 5 or 6 terms. Your advisor will work with you to determine whether you should follow this 4-term track or choose the 5-term or 6-term track.

View comparison of 4, 5 and 6 term tracks PDF

Term One (Trimester 5)

Course 27.0 Total Credits
EM6101 Evaluation and Management of the Extremities
EM6102 Evaluation and Management of the Musculoskeletal System
EM6103 Evaluation and Management of the GI/GU and Reproductive Systems
EM6104 Evaluation and Management of the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
EM6105 Evaluation and Management of the EENT
EM6106 Evaluation and Management of the Neurological System
NN6107 Pharmacology I
NN6108 Botanical Medicine I

Term Two (Trimester 6)

Course 27.5 Total Credits
EM6210 The Clinical Encounter
BU6201 Principles of Marketing and Communication
EM6202 Physical and Laboratory Diagnosis
RA6203 Fundamentals of Imaging: Arthritides and Trauma
FR6204 Functional Rehabilitation - Exercise Prescription
RA6205 Fundamentals of Imaging: Tumors
NN6206 Pharmacology II
EM6207 Pediatrics, Geriatrics and Female Health Issues
MM6208 Orthopedic Musculoskeletal Imaging
MM6209 Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques I

Term Three (Trimester 7)

Course 28.0 Total Credits
NN6301 Clinical Nutrition
RA6302 Fundamentals of Imaging: Chest and Abdomen
EC6303 Ambulatory Trauma Care
EM6304 Advanced Diagnosis and Problem Solving
EM6305 Psychopathology and Health Psychology
BU6306 Business Planning
FR6307 Physiological Therapeutics - Modalities
NN6308 Botanical Medicine II
FR6309 Functional Rehabilitation - Advanced Manual Medicine
MM6310 Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques II
MM6311 Comparative Techniques and Listing Systems

Term Four (Trimester 8)

Course 28.0 Total Credits
EP6401 Evidence Based Practice: Applied EBP
CL6402 Student Clinic
EM6403 Clinical Natural Medicine
BU6404 Ethical Management of the Chiropractic Practice
EM6405 Doctor-Patient Relationship
EM6406 Dermatology
BU6407 Jurisprudence and Ethics
RA6408 Report Writing and Advanced Imaging
RA6409 Radiographic Positioning and radiology Management
Elective Elective Course Choices

This is a 2-term Phase III schedule.

Term One (Trimester 9)

Course 17.5 Total Credits
EP7101 Evidence Based Practice: Journal Club
IC7102 Clinic Internship I

Term Two (Trimester 10)

Course 17.0 Total Credits
IC7201 Clinic Internship II
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