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Chiropractic Specialist


Video: Chiropractic Specialist

Program Number: 10-523-1
School Year: 2017-2018
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: West Bend

Program Description

Coming soon!!  Associate degree in Health and Wellness

In August of 2017, our current Chiropractic Specialist program will transition to an associate degree in Health and Wellness.  Applications are being accepted during the transition!                                 

The Chiropractic Specialist program at MPTC has been an active and successful program for the past 20 years and has been the only one in the state.  Over time, the Chiropractic field has experienced a passionate shift encompassing a greater health and wellness emphasis. 

This shift has provided MPTC the opportunity to revamp our current program to meet the demands of our hiring district. The Health and Wellness career field is expected to offer much faster-than-average job growth through 2020. To respond to this change in focus and career demand, MPTC is in the process of transitioning the Chiropractic Specialist to a Health and Wellness program starting in fall of 2017.

The program will be an innovative use of programming which capitalizes on the career pathway movement. The program will be comprised of a progressive career ladder transitioning from a Health and Wellness Customer Service Representative certificate  --> Health and Wellness Technician technical diploma  --> Health and Wellness associate degree. 

As a student moves toward completion of the program, he/she can become certified as a Chiropractic Technician, Chiropractic Radiographic Technician, ACE Health/Wellness Coach, ACE Personal Trainer expanding our graduate’s options for employment opportunities and career growth.

See the Health and Wellness web page for the program description and program planner. For more information, contact Health and Wellness program advisor Kristin Kozlowski or 262-335-5878.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $28,857

Approximate Costs

  • $132.20 per credit (resident)
  • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

Program Outcomes

  • Administer office procedures.
  • Administer therapeutic modalities.
  • Assist in patient education.
  • Complete radiographic imaging.
  • Explain basic chiropractic philosophy.
  • Implement marketing.
  • Maintain equipment.
  • Manage financial accounts.
  • Operate equipment.
  • Manage patient care documentation.
  • Perform basic examination procedures.

Career Opportunities

  • Chiropractic Technician
  • Chiropractic Office Manager
  • Chiropractic Radiology Technician

Advancement Opportunities With Additional Work Experience or Education

  • Chiropractor
  • Massage Therapist/Medical Office Manager
  • Insurance Billing Specialist
  • Radiology Technician

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   
  • A Criminal Background Check is required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.


Number Title Crs
Term 1
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
501-101 Medical Terminology 3
523-110 Natural Wellness Concepts 2
523-113 Chiropractic Foundations 3
523-140 Chiropractic Office Procedures 3
523-151 Chiropractic Radiographic Dynamics 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 17
Term 2
523-155 Chiropractic Radiographic Positioning 3
523-165 Chiropractic Insurance 3
523-170 Chiropractic Conjunctive Therapy 3
523-190 Chiropractic Office Procedures Internship 2
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-107 College Mathematics 3
 - OR - 
806-189 Basic Anatomy 3
Total 17
Term 3
523-120 Fitness for Life 2
523-125 Nutrition 2
523-163 Chiropractic Radiographic and Conjunctive Therapy 4
523-171 Chiropractic Patient Education 3
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
 - OR - 
801-198 Speech 3
 - OR - 
801-141 Introduction to Mass Communications 3
809-195 Economics 3
 - OR - 
809-172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3
Total 17
Term 4
523-145 Chiropractic Office Management Applications 2
523-161 Chiropractic Examination 3
523-167 Chiropractic Insurance Internship 2
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
 - OR - 
809-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3
Total 16
Required Elective Credits 3
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 70

Exit Assessment

A paper portfolio exit assessment is a graduation requirement for the program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

Academic Planner

Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.