Doctor of Chiropractic
- Karen A. Bobak, B.A., B.S., D.C., Ed.D.
The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program advances the Mission, Vision, and Values of New York Chiropractic College through its preparation of doctors of chiropractic who provide primary and collaborative care, and who place special emphasis on neuromusculoskeletal conditions and overall patient wellness.
- To embody the principles of academic excellence and patient-centered care through the analysis of evidence, utilization of best practices and incorporation of patient values in clinical assessment, diagnosis, chiropractic technique, case management, and documentation.
- To exhibit and value integrity, compassion and ethical principles in alignment with chiropractic professional standards and consistent with the role of a healthcare provider while accepting responsibility for personal actions.
- To demonstrate effective leadership skills.
- To contribute positively to the chiropractic profession and broader community by utilizing knowledge and skills to assess critical issues, adapt to change, and communicate effectively with diverse populations.
Facts About NYCC & Chiropractic
- Special emphasis given to the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions
- Discover the science, art and philosophy of chiropractic
- Get one-on-one attention and mentoring from faculty members
who are practicing doctors of chiropractic
- Prepare for a successful
career with education focusing on practice development along
with in-depth chiropractic study
- Become part of one of the fastest growing, highest-demand
- U.S. Dept. of Labor predicts that openings for doctors
of chiropractic will grow faster than average for health-related
occupations, as demand for complementary medicine increases
- Benefit from real-world experience with internships in an
array of diverse healthcare environments
- We are helping to advance
the chiropractic profession by actively supporting chiropractic
- Learn to manage patient care through collaborative
partnerships with other traditional and alternative healthcare
Duration of the Doctoral Degree Program
The Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree requires a minimum
of ten 15-week trimesters (three years and four months, total)
of full-time resident study, including a clinical internship.
- This is the equivalent of five academic years
- Students who
need to complete the program over a period longer than the
stated minimum may do so under the guidance of the Dean of
- To be awarded the D.C. degree, it is mandatory
that degree requirements be completed within seven calendar
years of original matriculation
Course Information and Academic Calendar
Summary of Course Hours for Doctor of Chiropractic
- Anatomy 585 hours
- Biochemistry 75 hours
- Physiopathology 330 hours
- Microbiology and Public Health 135 hours
- Diagnosis 540 hours
- Diagnostic Imaging 270 hours
- Clinical Laboratory 75 hours
- Associated Studies 150 hours
- Chiropractic Philosophy 195 hours
- Chiropractic Technique 630 hours
- Ancillary Therapeutic Procedures 90 hours
- Business & Practice Management 150 hours
- Clinical Experience and
Outpatient Services 1,320 hours
- Total Core hours 4,545 hours
- Elective Courses 135 hours
Total 4,680 hours
Course Listings, Academic Calendar