Chiropractic + Naturopathic Doctor

Two New Coordinated Degree Programs

Maria DiDanieli   


Nov 14,
Lombard, IL
National University of Health Sciences (NUHS)
and the School of Public Health at the
University of Illinois at Chicago
(UIC) are now partnering to offer two new
coordinated degree programs for students interested in health sciences and


students may earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) while concurrently earning a
Master of Public Health degree or a Master of Science in Clinical and
Translational Science degree from UIC.

coordinated degree programs take advantage of advanced standing credits in each
school, allowing students to finish both degrees in a shorter amount of time
than if they took each program separately,” says Victoria Sweeney, Director of
Admissions at NUHS. “This also means a potential savings in tuition costs for
both programs.”

a coordinated degree program requires between 12 and 14 trimesters to complete,
and students must meet separate and specific admissions requirements for both
schools, which include: a minimum
3.25 GPA, a baccalaureate in the biological sciences, experience in health care
or and public health, and an expressed desire for a career that includes public
health or clinical research.

program is supported in part by a grant from the National Institutes of
Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH NCCAM
R25 AT002872. G. Cramer, principal investigator). Students accepted into the
coordinated degree during the R25 grant duration may be eligible for
scholarship benefits.

both a first professional degree, such as a DC, in addition to an academic
degree in public health or research, can open a wide variety of career options,”
explains program manager, Dr. Barbara Sullivan. “An MPH can prepare grads for
public health policy development and administration, academics, government and
research, as well as a wide spectrum of private and group practices.”

“The MS
CTS will prepare grads to participate in clinical research studies and
translate clinical research into real-time applicable clinical practice
guidelines and standards, advancing complementary and alternative medical
professions,” adds Dr. Sullivan.

“Educational institutional collaborative efforts such as this benefit students,
institutions and society in general,” said Dr. Winterstein, President of
National University of Health Sciences, “for through such efforts we grow our
pool of learned professionals at a significant cost savings. We are very
grateful to the University of Illinois for their commitment to this joint

more information, or to begin the application process for one of the above
coordinated degree programs, contact NUHS Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285,
or email

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