Why Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC)?

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Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is made up of people who all want the same thing — to make a real difference in healthcare and the lives of others.  

Our mission is to educate and develop leaders in health promotion and help people embrace behaviors to control and improve their health. We provide a balanced approach to our accredited healthcare degrees and chiropractic program. 

Here, you will be a part of a community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who are tightly bonded by a shared passion for wellness and a desire to help each other succeed. 

You will also join a long history of excellence that is making a strong economic impact. We began as a chiropractic college in 1922, created by pioneers in the profession. We are 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.

Accredited Healthcare Degrees: Strengthen Your Career Opportunities 

We offer healthcare education and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees that will prepare you for a career in today’s rapidly expanding healthcare field.  

While our chiropractic program remains a cornerstone of our University, we have expanded to offer healthcare education. 

Programs include: 

CUKC Core Values

To educate and develop leaders in health promotion, we follow these core values: 


  • Responsible and ethical behavior 
  • Honest and open communication 
  • Responsibility for our individual actions 


  • Highest quality in teaching, scholarship, and service 
  • Embrace compassion 


  • Treat all individuals with dignity and respect 
  • Encourage an environment that attracts, nurtures, and supports diversity 
  • Sensitivity to differences in learning styles, ideas, and beliefs 


  • Partnerships, interaction, and relationships 
  • Cooperative efforts to achieve our common goals 


  • Encourage activities and behaviors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle 
  • Chiropractic care is essential for optimizing health and well-being 


  • Intellectual curiosity 
  • Enthusiastic pursuit of new ideas 

Real-World Guidance and Training in Our Chiropractic College

We have been the place to learn the science, philosophy, and art of chiropractic for more than a century. More than 1 in every 10 chiropractors practicing in North America is a graduate of our chiropractic program. We are the only chiropractic college continuing under the leadership of a founding family member, and we continue to have excellent outcomes

Specific goals of our chiropractic program include: 

  • Preparing competent, entry-level doctors of chiropractic as primary healthcare professionals and offering continuing education for doctors of chiropractic. 
  • Conducting research and scholarly activities in areas related to chiropractic education and healthcare and collaborating with other institutions and healthcare providers in scholarly activities. 
  • Providing healthcare and outreach services to the community through our public Chiropractic Health Center; support services to alumni and other healthcare providers; and volunteer services to civic and professional organizations. 

Hands-on Training 

As a chiropractic program student, you will receive hands-on exposure in your first trimester. Our technique courses are the backbone of the chiropractic curriculum, and patient care is at its heart. 

Following graduation, chiropractic college students can work side by side with a field doctor in our nationwide preceptorship program.

Accredited Healthcare Degree Experiences

At CUKC, you will be trained not only to manage conditions but also to care for people. The mission of our College of Health Sciences is to deliver exceptional health sciences programs that prepare you to be health promotion leaders in their communities, and our outcomes prove our success.  

With programs to support the growing trends of sports performance, athletic enhancement, and optimized recovery, our College of Health Sciences is working toward the future of healthcare degrees. 

Depending on the accredited healthcare degree you select, you may focus on medical techniques, or make recommendations about exercise, diet, and lifestyle. Most CUKC programs offer internships in related fields to give our students hands-on experience in their area of interest. Our healthcare education curriculum strikes a balance between wellness, philosophy, science, tradition, and innovation.

Whether you are looking for an accredited healthcare or Doctor of Chiropractic degree, you will want to consider CUKC. We provide one of the best healthcare education experiences in the nation.

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