Chiropractic Department

The Doctor of Chiropractic Program (DCP) leads to a doctoral level professional degree. The chiropractic curriculum emphasizes the development of chiropractic skills in diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions and the application of research methodologies in an integrative evidence-informed practice model. While utilizing the latest technology, our skilled and experienced faculty work alongside students through didactic and online lectures, clinical skills, labs, and diverse internship rotations over a period of 11 terms. In preparation for success as part of a collaborative healthcare team, students participate in the cutting edge Interprofessional Education and Simulation Center, gaining exposure to emulated, realistic patient scenarios in the safety of a controlled environment. The internship and preceptorship experiences include approximately 30-35 hours per week at a variety of clinical settings including, but not limited to, the D’Youville campus clinic, integrative private practices, and hospital-based clinical experiences. Preceptorships are offered in the last term to supplement the clinical education, during which students gain further practical experience across a wide offering of practice environments.

The program is approved by the New York Board of Regents and is registered with the New York State Education Department. The doctor of chiropractic degree program at D'Youville College is awarded programmatic accreditation by the:

Council on Chiropractic Education
8049 North 85th Way
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321

Tel: (480) 433-8877
Website: http://www.cce-usa.org.

Individuals with complaints about compliance of the program with the CCE Standards should be directed to the CCE at the above address. Students who successfully complete the doctor of chiropractic program are eligible to sit for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) and the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) licensure examinations. Graduates who pass the NBCE examinations may apply for licensure in all states. Students are advised that some states may have additional or special requirements that must be met in order to obtain licensure in that state. For example, some states currently require a baccalaureate degree in addition to a doctor of chiropractic degree to apply for licensure. In some cases, the baccalaureate degree must be earned prior to entering the chiropractic program. In other cases, the baccalaureate degree may be earned concurrently with the doctor of chiropractic degree. Individual state requirements for chiropractic licensure are subject to change. New York state requires specific undergraduate courses and green card/citizenship in order to qualify for New York state licensure. Please see http://www.nysed.gov for specifics.