What will I learn?

About the D.C. in Chiropractic

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 DC 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.

Program Features

  • 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:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Acupuncture

Core Values

  • Diversity & Respect
  • Collaboration & Excellence
  • Integrity & Success
  • Innovation & Scholarship
  • Student-Centered
  • Patient-Centered
  • Health and Well-being

Vision Statement

To graduate future chiropractic physicians capable of providing excellent evidence-influenced, patient-centered, and coordinated health care.

Mission Statement

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 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

Which department am I in?

School of Chiropractic

Study options

Full Time (8 semesters)

Tuition fees
US$29,270.00 per year
USD $14,635 per semester (This fee is for 2019-2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021

Venue

School of Chiropractic

126 Park Avenue, 6th Floor,

BRIDGEPORT,

Connecticut,

6604, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants who have not yet received their Bachelor’s degree certificate/diploma.

For international students

Student must have: 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); Recommended coursework in the following areas: Biology/Anatomy and Physiology; General Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Physics.

You must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the ways listed below. If you cannot demonstrate English language competency in one of these ways prior to registration, you will be given the University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may be able to begin academic classes.

  • Proof of completion of Advanced Level at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI)
  • Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT) for graduates (post-graduates)
  • A minimum IELTS Band score of 6.5 for graduates (post-graduates)
  • A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 58 for graduates (post-graduates)
  • A minimum Duolingo English Test score of 95 for graduates
  • A grade of “C” or better from an accredited American university for one semester of college English Composition
  • An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Services) Level 112
  • An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English
  • An EIKEN score of Grade Pre-1 or above for graduates
  • A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program
  • WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam

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About this uni

Located just one hour from New York City, the university is set amongst 400 acres of parkland along the coast of the Long Island Sound.

  • Bridgeport is located close to Boston and New York City
  • Ranked the 39th most diverse university in the U.S.
  • Offers academic merit scholarships to international students
  • Small class sizes with a 16:1 student-faculty ratio