University of Bridgeport and the Chiropractic College

I began teaching diagnosis and business courses within the chiropractic college during the fall semester of 2006. The diagnosis courses include orthopedic and neurological evaluation for the third and fourth semester chiropractic students. My business courses include ethical and legal business procedures for the third and fourth year students. In addition, I teach a neuroscience course, Introduction to Brain and Behavior to undergraduate students in their third and fourth year psychology, counseling, and pre-professional programs. I thought you might enjoy some additional information from the UB website:

History and Mission

The University of Bridgeport was founded in 1927 as the Junior College of Connecticut – the first junior college chartered by any legislature in the northeastern states. In the words of its founders, the college’s purpose was to develop in students “a point of view and a habit of mind that promotes clear thinking and sound judgment in later professional and business experience.” Although UB has changed in many ways since then, its commitment to student preparation and community service remains central to its mission.

The Junior College of Connecticut became the University of Bridgeport in 1947, when the governor of Connecticut chartered the institution as a four-year university with authority to grant the baccalaureate degree. By that time, the former estate of famed circus owner P.T. Barnum at Bridgeport’s picturesque Seaside Park had been purchased. Growth in students, faculty, programs and buildings was rapid. Strong growth continued throughout the 1960s and ’70s.

In January 1979, the University was licensed to offer the doctoral degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.). In 1991, the College of Chiropractic was established, thereby becoming the first affiliation of a chiropractic school with a university in the United States. Significant financial support from the Professors World Peace Academy (PWPA), a non-profit organization of academicians dedicated to world peace through education, enabled the University of Bridgeport to continue its programs in the aftermath of a major labor dispute. In 1996, the University established the College of Naturopathic Medicine, which grants the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.). In fall 2006, the University began enrolling students in a Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Engineering.

Chiropractic Professional Education

The purpose of chiropractic professional education is to provide the student with a core of knowledge in the basic and clinical sciences and related health subjects sufficient to perform the professional obligations of a doctor of chiropractic.
It is the purpose of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic program to offer as a minimum those courses and objectives as suggested in the CCE standards. It is also the purpose of the UBCC program to offer a broad-based educational experience. In many cases, the educational program presented will go beyond the course offerings suggested by CCE and will go beyond individual state laws and scope of practice.

The University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic curriculum is divided into three phases: Basic Sciences, Clinical Sciences, and Clinical Services.

The University of Bridgeport Division of Health Sciences offers both traditional medical care and complementary and alternative medical care training. The schools train future medical professionals in the following fields:

  • Acupuncture,
  • Chiropractic medicine,
  • Dental hygiene,
  • Naturopathic medicine,
  • Nutrition and
  • Physician assistant

If you have any interest in becoming a healthcare professional, check out the Health Science website.