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Sports Medicine for Chiropractic

Getting the Highest Performers Back in The Game

SCU offers a unique sports medicine emphasis for students in the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) program. Students and residents focus on the world of sports medicine while learning to cultivate their skills, specialize in the field, and become the future leaders of tomorrow’s sports medicine community. We take great pride in the success of our sports medicine program that boasts world-renowned faculty and alumni. Students provide care for all levels of athletes from high school to world-class professionals and are immersed in exclusive, integrated sports medicine experiences. Students who complete the Sports Medicine Emphasis receive a Certificate of Completion and the emphasis is noted on the transcript. SCU is making a difference in the world of athletics and we’re ready to turn your passion into a profession!

This Isn’t a Club. It’s Part of the Curriculum

Active Training Approach

Students have the opportunity to work in SCU’s highly reputable Human Performance Optimization Center (HPO), located on-campus alongside residents and faculty of the highest caliber in the sports medicine industry.

Hands-On Practice

You’ll have the opportunity to work and practice at sporting events like marathons, triathlons, endurance cycling, weightlifting competitions, international taekwondo, high school, college athletics and so much more.

Networking Opportunities

Students are exposed to key industry leaders throughout the program and through networking events and opportunities.

Access to Influencers

From Olympic doctors to professional sports physicians, you won’t find any other program with the kind of access to high profile influencers like SCU.

No Additional Time or Cost

The sports medicine emphasis is part of the required 22 credits of selective courses, so earning your certificate of completion doesn’t add any time or expense to your education.

A Winning Curriculum

Our sports medicine curriculum builds upon the foundational skills within our DC program. It is evidence-based and focused on outcomes and advanced competency in diagnosing, treating, and preventing athletic injuries. The curriculum also covers the applications of peaking and recovery programs for sports performance optimization, exercise prescription, and advanced rehabilitation. Areas of study include:
  • Sports chiropractic concepts
  • Clinical diagnosis to return to play
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Sideline skills
  • Biomechanics
  • Tactical sports medicine
  • Tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC)

Get All-Star Opportunities

With the SCU sports medicine emphasis, you’ll get to attend and present at sports symposiums like the ACBSP Sports Symposium, ACA Sports Injury Council Symposium, and CCA Sports Rehabilitation Symposium. You’ll also work extensively with world-class sports physical faculty member Dr. Joe Horrigan, Conditioning Coach for the LA Kings and Huffington Post Regular Contributor.

Start Making a Difference in Healthcare Today

You wouldn’t be looking at this program if you weren’t interested in helping people find their healthiest life. Your dedication and enthusiasm for the growing movement toward whole-person wellness is what makes you the perfect fit for SCU. Now, begin to discover why we’re the perfect fit for you.

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

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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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