Becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic is making a commitment to help the whole person. It begins with a vision – one that is different from the status quo. It’s a passion, a calling. A desire to put your life – your career – into your own hands.
It is a desire to be the difference.
The Cleveland chiropractic education places importance on the science of the structure and function of the human body, blended with a philosophy for a hands-on approach to health and natural healing. It is a holistic approach. To that – our teachings focus on the importance of spinal function and its relationship to the nervous system and good health. We emphasize that the body is a self-regulating and self-healing organism. Our goal is to use spinal and extremity adjusting techniques, along with advice regarding diet, exercise and positive lifestyle choices, to help the body help itself.
As a Cleveland student, you will discover that our vision and teaching methods incorporate a personalized approach; one that includes:
Cleveland offers an accelerated Doctor of Chiropractic degree that is structured to give you control over your education and flexible training in many different chiropractic techniques. The degree can be completed in just 3.3 years (10 trimesters). However, we understand that life changes, and sometimes you need to change with it. For that reason, we offer a “Flex 10” option in addition to the regular 10-trimester track. Consult with your admissions advisor to see if the Flex 10 is right for you. See below for an example of a 10-Trimester progression schedule.
Chiropractic Degree Application Deadlines
Qualified applicants may enter the chiropractic degree program in September, January or May of each year.
Why not get two health care degrees rather than one?
Cleveland University-Kansas City can help you maximize the overall value of your education with a dual degree. Students may pursue a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degree at Cleveland University-Kansas City, while concurrently completing the Doctor of Chiropractic program.
See our Concurrent DC/BS Program page for more information.
And Cleveland isn’t just about chiropractic
CU-KC has accelerated pre-professional science courses you can complete in just eight weeks. We also offer other health care degrees.
For more information, please see degrees on our Academics page.
Here is an example of what your 10-trimester progression schedule might look like:
Model of 10-Trimester Progression (170.5 KB)
3.00 cumulative GPA in college
90 semester hours of college courses in the following areas:
Call Cleveland University-Kansas City Admissions at (800) 467-2252 with questions, to and/or in the office, or to .
If you do not have the prerequisite science courses and have a high GPA, or if your GPA is below 3.00 but between 2.75-2.99, you may be considered for admission under the Alternative Admissions Track Plan (AATP). Students admitted under AATP will be given a personalized educational plan to optimize their opportunity for success. Contact an admissions advisor for additional information.
To apply to Cleveland’s chiropractic degree program, applicants must submit the following: official transcripts, meet physical requirements, and specific documents for international students.
Official college transcripts from each college or university you have attended. Transcripts must be presented in sealed envelopes, sent via the postal service or electronically from the institution you attended. This must be from a doctor of chiropractic, health care professional or college instructor.
Students must possess the following physical qualifications for admission and throughout the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program:
The final determination of an individual’s ability to meet these physical qualifications will be made by the University.
Cleveland University-Kansas City believes in the principle and practice of equal employment opportunity and equal educational opportunity. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation or preference, disability, pregnancy, Vietnam-era or other military status, or any other legally protected status in its admission, treatment and evaluation of students or in its hiring, supervision, evaluation, placement, training or promotion of employees.
The academic dean has been designated by the University to coordinate this institution’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act. Persons may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, in Washington, D.C.
This policy applies in all matters, including admission and education of students; availability of student loans, grants, scholarships and job opportunities; employment and promotion of teaching and non-teaching personnel; and student and faculty housing situated on premises that is owned or occupied by the University.
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 467-2252.
As of September 2004, the Department of Homeland Security requires all new I-20 students to pay an I-901 fee prior to applying for a VISA. Proof of payment is required at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
NOTE: If you currently have an I-20 and F-1 visa from another educational program, you may be eligible for a transfer I-20 and F-1 visa. Immediately notify your current institution of your intent to transfer. A letter of acceptance must be sent to your current institution in order to authorize your transfer as required by the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCSIS). (Canadian citizens are not required to have a Visa to study in the U.S. The only document needed is the I-20.)