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Doctor of Chiropractic

Prerequisite requirements for the Doctor of Chiropractic program can be found here.

The following schedule is the course list for the 2017 Summer Trimester and is an example of what students can expect as participants in the DC program at Texas Chiropractic 

Trimester-1

Course# Course Name Lec Lab Hrs CR
CP1110.MT Medical Terminology 1 0 15 1
AN1330 Spinal Anatomy 3 0 45 3
AN1550 Histology 5 0 75 5
AN1746 Gross Anatomy & Embryology I 4 6 150 7
CH1110 Foundation of Chiropractic Principles I 1 0 15 1
CH1213 Palpation I 1 3 60 2.5
CM1330 Foundations of Biochemistry 3 0 45 3
Total 18 9 405 22.5

Trimester-1 (Split)

Course# Course Name Lec Lab Hrs CR
CP1110 Medical Terminology 3 0 45 3
AN1550 Histology 5 0 75 5
CM1330 Foundations of Biochemistry 3 0 45 3
AN1746 Gross Anatomy I 4 6 150 7
CH1213 Palpation I 1 3 60 2.5
AN1330 Spinal Anatomy 3 0 45 3
Total 19 9 420 23.5

Trimester-2

Course# Course Name Lec Lab Hrs CR
AN2746 Gross Anatomy & Embryology II 4 6 150 7
CH2213 Palpation II 1 3 60 2.5
CH2220 Spinal Biomechanics 2 0 30 2
CP2220 Basic Communication & History Taking 2 0 30 2
CM2330 Fundamentals of Metabolism 3 0 45 3
PA2330 General Pathology 3 0 45 3
PH2762 Cellular, Muscle, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology 6 2 120 7
Total 21 11 480 26.5

Trimester-3

Course# Course Name Lec Lab Hrs CR
AN3441 Human Neuroanatomy 4 1 75 4.5
EP3110.IL Information Literacy in Health Sciences 1 0 15 1
CH3213 Principles & Practice of Adjusting I 1 3 60 2.5
CH3220 Lower Extremity Biomechanics 2 0 30 2
DI3220 Physics Principles of Diagnostic Imaging 2 0 30 2
MB3550 Principles of Microbiology 5 0 75 5
PA3330 Systems Pathology I 3 0 45 3

PH3762

Genitourinary, Gastroenteric, Endocrine

& Neurophysiology

6

2

120

7

Total 24 6 450 27.0

Trimester-4

Course# Course Name Lec Lab Hrs CR
CP4220.FR Fundamentals of Clinical Reasoning 1 0 15 1
CH4220 Upper Extremity Biomechanics 2 0 30 2
CH4314 Principles & Practice of Adjusting II 1 4 75 3
CH4110 Dermatology 1 0 15 1
CP4220 Advanced Communication & History Taking Skills 2 0 30 2
CP4330.NT Nutrition I 3 0 45 3
CP4543 Physical Examination & Diagnosis 4 3 105 5.5
DI4322 Introduction to Imaging Interpretation 2 2 60 3
PA4330 Systems Pathology II 3 0 45 3
Total 20 9 435 24.5

Trimester-5

Course# Course Name Lec Lab Hrs CR
CH5314 Principles & Practice of Adjusting III 1 4 75 3
CH5433 Orthopedics I 3 3 90 4.5
CP5220.CP Clinical Psychology 2 0 30 2
CP5220.TP Toxicology & Pharmacology 2 0 30 2
CP5220.HP Health Promotion in Clinical Practice 2 0 30 2
CP5441 Women's & Children's Health 4 1 75 4.5
DI5433 Imaging Interpretation I 3 3 90 4.5
TOTAL 17 11 420 22.5

Trimester-6

Course# Course Name Lec Lab Hrs CR
CH6102 Soft Tissue Mobilization 0 2 30 1
CH6213 Principles & Practice of Adjusting IV 1 3 60 2.5
CH6220 Hypothesis & Basic Science Principles of Chiropractic 2 0 30 2
CH6322 Orthopedics II 2 2 60 3
CP6212 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 1 2 45 2
CP6202 Applied Clinical Reasoning 0 2 30 2
CP6330.NT Nutrition II 3 0 45 3
CP6542 Clinical Neurology 4 2 90 5
DI6103 X-Ray Positioning 0 3 45 1.5
Total 13 16 435 22.0

Trimester-7

Course# Course Name Lec Lab Hrs CR
CH7220 Case Management 2 0 30 2
CH7110 Applied Chiropractic Principles 1 0 15 1
CL7409 Clinical Chiropractic Clerkship I 0 9 135 4.5
CL7110 Intro to Chiropractic Business Practices 1 0 15 1
CP7330 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis 3 0 45 3
CP7323 Rehabilitation & Active Care 2 3 75 3.5
CP7330.ID Internal Diagnosis II 3 0 45 3

DI7322


CP7331.SA

Imaging Interpretation II


Senior Adult Health & Wellness

2


3

2


1

60


60

3


3.5

TOTAL 17 15 480 24.5

Trimester-8

Course# Course Name Lec Lab Hrs CR
CH8110 Health Care Ethics 1 0 15 1
CH8440 Differential Diagnosis and Management 4 0 60 4

CL812220


CL8220

Clinical Chiropractic Clerkship II (15 weeks)


Chiropractic Business Practices

2


2

20


0

330


30

12


2

CP8220 Emergency Procedures 2 0 30 2
EP8220 Principles of Evidence Based Practice 2 0 30 2
TOTAL 13 20 495 23.0

Trimester-9

Course# Course Name Lec Lab Hrs CR

CL913320


CL9110

Clinical Chiropractic Clerkship III (17 weeks)


Adv. Chiropractic Business Practice

3


1

20


0

393


15

13


1

TOTAL 4 20 408 14.0

Trimester-10

Course# Course Name Lec Lab Hrs CR
CL1012220 Clinical Chiropractic Clerkship IV (17 weeks) 0 20 374 12
TOTAL 0 20 374 12