February 3, 2012 — A new articulation agreement between the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will enable qualified students to complete a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) in Kinesiology degree and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in seven years, instead of eight.
For individuals who identify their career path early, this agreement seamlessly bridges a foundational degree into a professional degree in chiropractic.
“We are delighted to partner with UOIT on this initiative, which expands opportunities for students in Ontario,” says CMCC President Dr. Jean Moss. “This articulation agreement will benefit our students who will be able to meet the requirements for both degrees, while fast tracking their education towards becoming a doctor of chiropractic. It will also allow the two institutions to collaborate and benefit from each others’ strengths.”
“UOIT and CMCC share a commitment to innovation in education,” said UOIT President Tim McTiernan, PhD. “This accelerated pathway will enable our students to further their education in less time so they can take an active role in helping others. In addition, cross appointments between our two institutions will enable the sharing of expertise and knowledge resources, allowing us to fully leverage the academic excellence resident at both institutions.”
As part of the agreement, members of the CMCC faculty will begin teaching in two new UOIT anatomy courses during the third year of the Kinesiology program, providing opportunity for UOIT students to familiarize themselves with CMCC’s campus and to gain experience in its modern anatomy laboratory.
“I’m very glad CMCC and UOIT have come together to provide such an opportunity,” says Jide Busari, a Year I student at CMCC who earned his Bachelor of Health Sciences at UOIT. “I’ve always wanted to become a health professional. This agreement will help make that dream more accessible for students like me.”
Acceptance into the CMCC-UOIT Bridging Program will begin in September 2012.
Source: Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, cmcc.edu