Since 1908, Texas Chiropractic College has been at the forefront of patient-centered health care. Visionary programs. An unwavering commitment to students, service, and professionalism. A keen focus on the future. Taken together, all of these things are a direct result of our rich history and heritage in chiropractic health care.
The fourth-oldest of all chiropractic colleges in the U.S., TCC was founded more than a century ago in San Antonio, Texas. With a strong emphasis on high admission standards, TCC established itself as an innovator through programming that included anatomical instruction by dissection, laboratory instruction in pathology, and training in x-ray and dietary interventions.
In 1965, due to substantial growth, TCC moved from San Antonio to Pasadena, Texas, a suburb of Houston. In 1976, TCC launched the first-of-its-kind Preceptorship Program, offering students a distinctive field practicum experience. In 1985, the College further positioned itself as a first-choice institution when it initiated its Hospital Rotation Program, placing TCC interns together with experts in sports medicine, family medicine, surgeons, orthopedists, and neurosurgeons in area hospitals, including the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.
TCC’s impressive growth continued through the 1990s, and the College embarked on an ambitious plan to expand facilities, constructing four new academic buildings within an eight-year period.
Today, TCC’s mission of offering the best possible academic programs in an intimate, caring learning environment is as strong as ever. TCC President Dr. Richard G. Brassard’s “Project Excellence” initiative seeks to continue attracting and retaining outstanding, serious students by:
One shining example of TCC’s momentum is the new Dr. Yasunori Iwama Education Center. Heralded as one of the finest facilities in chiropractic education, this 35,000-square-foot facility features a 4,000-square-foot Assessment Center that has been acclaimed as the most innovative in the country, laboratories, 45 faculty offices, and the 750-seat Elliott Auditorium.
TCC is poised to launch into its second century with the same mission and vision that has impacted so many lives in our first century. With state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated faculty, serious students, and our contemporary, science-based curriculum, TCC will carry on as a national leader in chiropractic health care education.