Academic Programs

Doctor of Chiropractic

Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program

Dean - Karen A. Bobak, B.A., B.S., D.C., Ed.D.

Program Purpose

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.


Program Goals

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To demonstrate effective leadership skills.
  4. 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


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.


Course Information and Academic Calendar

Total 4,680 hours