• BLS1001: This course will train students to respond to, assess and manage cardiac and respiratory emergencies using basic life support skills and automatic external defibrillation. Certification is through American Heart Association. / BLS1002: This course will train students to respond to cardiac, respiratory and choking emergencies using basic life support skills and automatic external defibrillation. Students receive A.H.A. Health Care Provider certification.
  • In the final academic term, students complete their internship by continuing to provide chiropractic care to patients in either the University Natural Care Centers or in any approved Community Based Internship. Interns carry out examinations, administer chiropractic care and deliver treatment under the direction of a supervising clinical faculty while completing their technical requirements for graduation.
  • Students learn and practice clinical examination and assessment, with emphasis on performing and interpreting comprehensive physical examination procedures of the non-neuromusculoskeletal systems in the adult patient.
  • This course is designed to give the chiropractic student options and variations in their adjusting protocols including: SOT type pelvic balancing protocol, sacral pump/ 2 cranial techniques, lumbar side posture with axial distraction, CT junction, TL options, SI drop piece use, post isometric manipulation, Device Assisted Pelvic Pattern, seated adjustments, nose to toes style manual adjusting, and cervical and lumbar exam flows. This class offers a lot of hands on lab time and individual attention.
  • Discussion of the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of common endocrine disorders and complaints, including the chiropractors role in the management of patients with these disorders.
  • This course introductions the students to two mechanically assisted adjustive techniques for the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and pelvic regions. Mechanically assisted extremity techniques will be briefly discussed.

    Flexion Distraction will be based on the work of Dr. James Cox with a focus on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of facet Syndrome, intervertebral disc herniation, and Spondylolisthesis. In addition, the use of stationary flexion or extension pre-stress will be introduced for the adjusting of the cervical and thoracic regions and molding as a treatment for Scoliosis.

    Drop piece use will be based on the work of Dr. J. Clay Thompson with a focus on sacral subluxation (prone and supine), ilium subluxation (prone and supine), facet syndrome, cervical, thoracic and extremity subluxations.
  • Students will learn the principles of infection control, bloodborne pathogens and OSHA regulations and apply them to both classroom and clinical settings.
  • The fundamental terminology and skills used by the chiropractor during patient assessment (P.A.R.T.S.) are introduced, including patient observation and postural assessment; visual recognition and palpation of topographical landmarks; segmental motion palpation; and the physical and radiographic recognition of vertebral dysrelationships.
  • Introduction to applied adjustive procedures using high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts to lumbar and pelvic regions; continued development of same in the cervical and thoracic regions. Methods derived from various technique systems (e.g. Gonstead, Thompson, Faye, Diversified) are practiced under direct supervision after PARTS evaluation has identified segments for which adjustments are indicated. Provide the student with an introduction to high velocity, low amplitude thrust techniques for the lumbar spine and pelvis. Emphasis is on the development of the psychomotor skills necessary to safely apply the techniques to dysfunctional joints.
  • Introduction to the safe production of quality radiographs. Students discuss the physics of X-ray production; the principles of radiobiology and radiation protection; and regulations regarding the use of ionizing radiation equipment as typified by those of the Minnesota Department of Health.