Why Cleveland?

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Be the difference in health care

Cleveland University-Kansas City is made up of people who all want the same thing – to make a real difference in the health care and the lives of others. We provide a balanced approach in chiropractic and the health sciences. CUKC fosters a community of students, faculty, staff and alumni who are tightly bonded by a shared passion for wellness and to help each other succeed.

Degree & Program Choices

Accredited health care degrees: Strengthen your career opportunities

Cleveland offers a 10-trimester Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree that can be completed in just under three and a half years through the College of Chiropractic. In our chiropractic program, we offer flexible training in many different techniques. And CUKC isn't just about chiropractic.

We offer a Master of Science in Health Education and Promotion (M.S.H.E.P.), and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Human Biology. The B.S. in Human Biology is also an accelerated program with the potential for completing a four-year degree in three years.

For those students wanting to pursue a career in allied health like nursing, physical therapy assistant, radiologic technologist, and other areas of health care, Cleveland offers an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in Biological Sciences. With its accelerated pre-allied health science courses, you can complete these classes in just eight months and complete the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in Biological Sciences in eighteen months.

CUKC received approval from the Higher Learning Commission to begin offering the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) degree program. The degree program prepares students for certification and licensure in one of the top health care support jobs in the country.

Another option is the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Radiologic Technology degree program. It ensures that graduates have met the educational requirements necessary for certification and registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Ask your admissions advisor for more information about these exciting new programs.

Online Health Degrees

Online health care degrees are a convenient option for students with busy lives. At CUKC, we offer our Masters of Health Education and Promotion program 100% online.

Contact Us

Call Cleveland University-Kansas City Admissions at (800) 467-2252 with any questions, to schedule a campus tour or request an information packet.

Success Strategies

Real-world guidance for your health care career

The Success Strategies program provides our students and graduates the skills and services they need to succeed in the real world of private practice. These include:

  • Career counseling (mentorships, goal setting, resumé and curriculum vitae writing, interviewing techniques, etc.)
  • Demographic studies
  • Business and marketing plans
  • Practice management resources
  • Business success skills
  • New doctor seminars
  • Information exchange with recent graduates
  • Identifying practice opportunities (associateships, partnerships, practices for sale, space for rent, equipment for sale)
  • Networking opportunities with alumni and other field practitioners
  • Training in areas such as patient education, health presentations to the public and spinal screenings

Early Hands-On Exposure

Hands-on training is at the heart of a Cleveland education

At Cleveland University-Kansas City, your health care education starts with real health care experiences. When you’re a CUKC student, true hands-on exposure begins in your very first trimester. Our technique courses are the backbone of the chiropractic curriculum and patient care is its heart.

Balanced Curriculum

Making a difference through care and treatment

Cleveland University-Kansas City students are educated not only to manage conditions, but also to care for people. They focus on medical techniques and make recommendations about exercise, diet and lifestyle. Our health care curriculum strikes a balance between wellness, philosophy, science, tradition and innovation.

Interdisciplinary and Preceptorship Opportunities

Student clinical experiences

The University's Health Center is a primary source of health care for many people in the Kansas City area. With thousands of patient visits each year, you will benefit from a wealth of clinical experiences. You can also participate in programs at the Veterans Administration Hospital and the Kansas City CARE Clinic, one of the largest community health clinics in the country. These programs provide real-world health care experience while you're still in school. Following graduation, you can work side-by-side with a field doctor in Cleveland's nationwide preceptorship program.

History & Excellence

making a lasting impact on health care

For more than nine decades, Cleveland University-Kansas City has been the place to learn the science, philosophy and art of chiropractic. More than one in every 10 chiropractors practicing in North America is a Cleveland graduate. CUKC is the only chiropractic college continuing under the leadership of a founding family member.