Elmhurst and National University of Health Sciences Launch Accelerated Chiropractic Degree

June 30, 2016 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Elmhurst College and National University of Heath Sciences (NUHS) have partnered to develop the Advanced Scholar Program, which puts students on a faster track to completing a doctor of chiropractic degree.

The program will offer qualified students accelerated completion of both a bachelor of science and doctor of chiropractic degree in just seven academic years rather than eight.

The new collaboration between Elmhurst College and NUHS will create joint recruitment, dual admission, and a coordinated curriculum and support structure for exceptional students who have maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher in Elmhurst College’s bachelor of science program in health science technology.

Under the provisions of the program, students will spend their first three years of study at Elmhurst College, completing a minimum of 90 semester credits leading toward the bachelor of science in health science technology. Qualified students will then start their four-year doctor of chiropractic program at NUHS. After successful completion of all coursework in the first three trimesters at NUHS, they will be granted their bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College.

“The program saves students not only a year of coursework, but also a year of tuition costs and fees,” says Victoria Sweeney, director of admissions at National University. “It launches top students into a rewarding career in chiropractic medicine more quickly, and with the most thorough training in their profession.”

“The Advanced Scholars Program is a powerful combination of Elmhurst College’s undergraduate academics and National University’s professional preparation, allowing qualified students an opportunity to streamline their education and get into the work force faster,” said Cheryl Leoni, director of the Elmhurst College Center for the Health Professions. “We are excited to offer this new opportunity for our students interested in pursuing a chiropractic degree.”

For more information about the program, call (630) 617-5393 or go to NUHS or the Center for the Health Professions.

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