Partnership offers new opportunity for pre-chiropractic students


Shutterstock_2093918578.jpegUniversity of Akron (UA) students interested in chiropractic medicine will have a new opportunity to complete their bachelor and doctorate degrees in less time as part of the Advanced Scholar Program. National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) has partnered with UA to allow students to complete both undergraduate and Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degrees in as little as seven years.

Nuhs-logo.jpegThe Advanced Scholars Program is a joint recruitment and dual admission effort that creates a coordinated curriculum specifically for exceptional students who maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher at UA. Students have the option of enrolling in the chiropractic program at NUHS’s Illinois campus or Florida site.

“The Advanced Scholars Program is an exciting opportunity for University of Akron students to transition into the Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine program, while saving them significant time and money,” said Daniel Strauss, D.C., dean of National University's College of Professional Studies-Florida. “With this program, motivated students are able to progress towards their career goals at an accelerated rate and start helping patients sooner.”

In the Pre-Chiropractic Program at UA, qualified students will complete three years of undergraduate study, or a minimum of 90 semester credits, leading toward a Bachelor of Science degree. Students with a 3.5 GPA or higher can then start the Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine program at NUHS. After satisfactory completion of all coursework in the first three trimesters or their first year at NUHS, they will earn a Bachelor of Science from The University of Akron.

"This collaboration between The University of Akron and National University of Health Sciences not only optimizes students' time and financial investments, but also unlocks unprecedented opportunities for interdisciplinary excellence in the dynamic landscape of health care education,” said Kristine Kraft, D.C., UA's interim director of the School of Allied Health, who is also an NUHS graduate. “We are pleased to add an accelerated pathway to the Doctor of Chiropractic to our menu of offerings to UA's healthcare administration students."

For more information or to apply to the Advanced Scholars Program visit The University of Akron website or National University of Health Sciences website.

National University of Health Sciences, a not-for-profit educational institution with locations in Illinois and Florida, was founded in 1906. National University sets the standard in training for careers in health care, offering graduate degrees in chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and herbal medicine, as well as an undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences. A historic leader in evidence-based health care, National University publishes three medically indexed scientific journals. National University also provides whole health patient-centered care in its five integrative medical clinics. More information about NUHS can be found at

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