University Learning Outcomes – New

University Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Therapies: The graduate will perform professional therapeutic skills in a competent and caring manner.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate will analyze and integrate information gathered from patient/client interactions and apply it to professional health care practice.
  • Evidence-Based Knowledge: The graduate will utilize foundational health science knowledge, and critically appraise and apply relevant scientific literature in professional health care practice.
  • Outcomes-Focused Practice: The graduate will successfully develop and implement a health care management plan utilizing appropriate professional methodologies and quality care to achieve best patient/client outcomes.
  • Communication: The graduate will effectively engage with patients/clients, colleagues, and the public using appropriate professional verbal, non-verbal, and written communication.
  • Professionalism: The graduate will demonstrate leadership, integrity, respect, and self-reflection while employing ethical and legal standards in professional and community interactions.
  • Integrative Healthcare: The graduate will serve as an effective member of a healthcare team, collaborating with other professionals to improve community health and patient outcomes for the health of individuals and the community.

Hear from the Students Who’ve Been in Your Shoes

“One of my favorite experiences in class is with an Instructor who is a recent grad, his technique helped me feel what the adjustment should feel like and I was able to get my first cervical adjustment on the first try!”

Colby Van Volkinburg

Student, Doctor of Chiropractic

On top of chiropractic procedures classes, a personal favorite of mine has been the cadaver lab experience. The cadaver classes really opened up my perception of what the human body is made up of. It allowed me to get an in person perspective of how the body really works and looks on the inside. I am truly thankful for those experiences because it really opened and broadened my horizons to the human body and anatomy in general.”

Jordan Vega

Student, Doctor of Chiropractic

“The student body at SCU is really unique. Everyone is open-minded and they are willing to talk to you and help you out. The one thing I really love is I have found my main group of friends who have become my life support… I am in a bunch of clubs… Clubs have helped with networking and support and it is a great community to be a part of.”

Katie Sakamoto

Student, Doctor of Chiropractic

“What made me want to become a chiropractor is I sat in on a chiropractic lecture and everything clicked. I had a feeling that I belonged. Going to SCU gave me a chance. I came from a background where I wasn’t a good student, I was at a low point and coming to SCU I got nothing but help, support, resources and tutoring. I now have the skills to succeed as a chiropractic student and as a leader on campus.”

Samantha Adams

Student, Doctor of Chiropractic

Getting Started

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Financing Your Education

Graduate students have a variety of ways to help fund their education. From graduate-dedicated federal loans to speciality grants and scholarships, paying for your education can be easy at SCU. In addition, our distinctive Fixed Rate Tuition Guarantee for degree programs provides students with confidence in planning for their educational investment.

Fixed Tuition Guarantee Benefits:

  • Your per term rate is guaranteed for the scheduled duration of your program*
  • No tuition price uncertainty
  • Plan your finances in advance
  • Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

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