Chiropractic (D.C.), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    16415 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    16415 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
, CT,
The University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is a college within the University of Bridgeport a non-profit, non-sectarian coeducational institution.

About

The University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is a college within the University of Bridgeport a non-profit, non-sectarian coeducational institution.
The College of Chiropractic is a professional degree program which grants the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree to graduates who successfully complete four academic years of study including a clinical internship. The program is offered on a full-time basis with no students admitted to a part-time course of study.

Chiropractic is the health profession which concerns itself with the relationship between structure and function of the human body, as that relationship may affect the restoration and preservation of health.
The College of Chiropractic prepares students to be primary health care providers. Each student is educated to diagnose, to care for the human body in an evidence based manner, and to integrate their care within the larger health care system.

Program Features
  • Students admitted twice per year, in August and January
  • An 18-week semester based program – 8 total semesters
  • Summers off at the end of the first and second year
  • Clinical internships at community based medical centers
  • Clinical internship at the Connecticut Veterans Administration Center, West Haven, CT
  • Small class sizes
  • Optogate certification
  • Graston Technique® module 1 certification
  • Better, Faster Stronger certification
  • Sole Supports™ orthotics certification

Learning Outcomes

The DCP of the University of Bridgeport incorporates the understanding of chiropractic as a profession practicing primary health care, provides curricular and clinical evidence of that through outcome measures, and consists of education and training to prepare graduates to:

A. Practice direct contact health care as a portal-of-entry provider for patients of all ages and genders;

B. Assess the patient’s general health status, complaints and problems leading to a diagnosis. Specific elements of patient assessment minimally include complete health history; review of systems; physical, biomechanical and neurological examination; the analysis of vertebral and extra-vertebral subluxation; and, when clinically indicated, diagnostic imaging, clinical laboratory, and/or specialized diagnostic procedures;

C. Develop a goal-oriented case management plan that addresses any subluxations or other neurobiomechanical problems, and that may include rehabilitation and/or other therapeutic modalities;

D. Develop appropriate doctor/patient relationships with continuity in the chiropractic management of health problems, and coordination of care with other health-care providers; and

E. Promote wellness by assessing health risk and providing problem-related, general and public health information, and lifestyle counseling.

Programme Structure

Chiropractic science concerns itself with the relationship between structure (primarily the spine), and function (primarily coordinated by the nervous system) of the human body as that relationship may affect the restoration and preservation of health.

Further, this application of science in chiropractic focuses on the inherent ability of the body to heal without the use of drugs or surgery.

As a gatekeeper for direct access to the health delivery system, the doctor of chiropractic’s responsibilities as a primary care provider include wellness promotion, health promotion, health assessment, diagnosis and the chiropractic management of the patient’s health care needs. When indicated, the doctor of chiropractic consults with, co-manages, or refers to other health care providers.” ( From the Council on Chiropractic Education Standards for Doctor of Chiropractic Programs, January 2007)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Bachelor's degree earned or a minimum of 90 credits completed
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher within the best 90 credits
  • Minimum of 24 credits in the physical/ life sciences, with a C or better (half of which must contain labs)
  • Coursework completed in the following areas:
    • Biology/Anatomy and Physiology
    • General Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistr
    • Physics

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16415 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16415 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    16415 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16415 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bridgeport

1,100 - 1,600 USD/month
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