The four years I'll spend in college to become a Doctor of Chiropractic is roughly 1/6 of my entire life, so far. Considering that I could be in practice for 40 years or more, I want to make the most of every minute I have at Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC).
A doctor of chiropractic is a health care professional that is focused on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the spine, as well as other parts of the musculoskeletal system. But, what kind of training do they get to teach them about the human body? Well, it's all about class.
You may have heard the terms "allied health," or "pre-allied health," used in conversation before, but you might not be certain exactly what they mean. The term allied health applies to a range of health care professions who provide diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and patient-care services that are vital to the overall health care spectrum.
A college degree is often referred to as "an investment in your future." Whether you are attending a private university, such as Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC), or a public college, you need money to pursue that investment. Many students rely on federal student loans, but those funds only go so far. When CUKC students want to earn pocket money while attending school in Overland Park, many of them consider the on-campus work-study program at CUKC.
Nowadays, it is not uncommon for students to take a gap year or change majors multiple times before settling on what they ultimately want to do for the rest of their lives. My twin brother took a year before deciding on nursing, but I knew from the moment I watched my first chiropractic adjustment that I wanted to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree.