Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) began as a chiropractic college in 1922, its roots planted by pioneers in the profession. The institution is proud to be recognized as one of the oldest nonprofit chiropractic colleges in the nation. Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, president, a fourth-generation chiropractor, and the grandson of the founders, leads the University.
Degrees for today’s healthcare careers
CUKC has expanded their degrees to meet a wider range of healthcare careers while ensuring that chiropractic remains a cornerstone program.
In 2015, CUKC completed the final phase of its transition to University status. Building on the success of its existing healthcare degree programs, CUKC continues to evolve by adding new health sciences programs to meet changing needs.
Hands-on-training and technology focused classrooms
CUKC boasts a retreat-like campus setting on 34 picturesque acres in suburban Overland Park, Kansas, part of the Kansas City metropolitan community. More than 95 years of history, tradition, knowledge and achievement went into the development of CUKC’s state-of-the-art technology classrooms, labs and patient-care facilities, all of which lead to a better kind of healthcare.
Educating healthcare leaders is our goal
At CUKC, everything is connected to well-being. The institution’s mission is to promote health, wellness and vitality. Ultimately, the goal is to educate leaders in chiropractic and the health sciences to be the difference in healthcare.
The CUKC vision is to be recognized and respected as a leader in health promotion.
The CUKC mission is to provide strong student-centered academic and professional education with a focus in the areas of life sciences and health promotion through education, scholarship and service.
The Doctor of Chiropractic program mission lies in the areas of education, scholarship and service and in the advancement of chiropractic.
The CUKC Undergraduate Studies program mission is to provide a respected and recognized undergraduate studies program specializing in life sciences and health promotion preparing graduates to continue in health-related education programs.
The mission of the CUKC Master of Science in Health Education and Promotion program is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and foundation to become leaders and educators in health promotion. Graduates are eligible for examination as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).