New Partnership in Chiropractic Care

June 17, 2024
Chiropractic Care

Buffalo, NY – Canisius University and Northeast College of Health Sciences are pleased to announce a new educational partnership.  The collaboration guarantees that Canisius students, who meet specific program requirements while earning bachelor’s degrees in sports and exercise healthcare or health and wellness, can seamlessly transition into Northeast’s Doctor of Chiropractic Program.  

The accelerated 4+3 option enables students to earn their bachelor’s degree from Canisius and doctorate degree from Northeast a full year earlier than it would take to earn each degree separately, saving students time and money.  In addition, Canisius students are eligible for merit scholarships from Northeast based on their academic standings.

“With job growth in allied healthcare professions projected to grow faster than average in the next 10 years, Canisius is excited to partner with Northeast College to offer students a clear and accessible pathway to graduate study in chiropractic care,” says Karl Kozlowski, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology at Canisius.  

"We are honored to partner with Canisius University to create academic opportunities for even more students and provide pathways that will allow them to seamlessly enter our Doctor of Chiropractic Program," adds Northeast College President Michael Mestan, EdD. "We look forward to welcoming Canisius students who want to become future doctors and leaders in healthcare.” 

The Canisius University Department of Kinesiology administers both the sports and exercise health care program and the health and wellness program, as well as an undergraduate minor in strength and conditioning and a master’s degree program in exercise science.  Students take coursework in human anatomy and physiology, with a focus on human motion, injury recognition, exercise science and psychology, and participate in upwards of 240 hours of clinical experience.  They graduate fully prepared to apply research and clinical practice to optimize the health of people from all walks of life.  

Northeast College of Health Sciences in Seneca Falls, N.Y., was founded in 1919 and is recognized as a leading institution for the education and training of healthcare professional. The College’s graduate and undergraduate academic programs in areas such as chiropractic, nutrition, human anatomy instruction, massage therapy, and the imaging sciences are rooted in Northeast’s mission and commitment to academic excellence, leadership and professional best practices.

Canisius was founded in 1870 in Buffalo, NY, and is one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. Consistently ranked among the top institutions in the Northeast, Canisius offers undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional programs distinguished by close student-faculty collaboration, mentoring and an emphasis on ethical, purpose-driven leadership.