Life University establishes articulation agreement with Indiana University-Pennsylvania for chiropractic

Life University (Life U) has announced a new partnership with Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). This partnership will create a pathway to an accredited chiropractic college for IUP students seeking to become chiropractors and advance vitalistic health care.

According to the agreement, the IUP students will need to complete 90 semester/135 quarter credits at IUP and be admitted into Life U’s Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) program to complete their basic sciences (first-year D.C. curriculum). Upon successful completion of the first-year D.C. curriculum, the IUP student will satisfy the requirements to receive a baccalaureate degree from IUP.

“This new partnership will help IUP place students seamlessly into our chiropractic program,” said Life University Associate Dean Dr. Michael Smith. “Additionally, this will allow students to save money on living expenses and lets them start working in practice sooner.”

This partnership was brought to Life U from a member of their LIFEforce Tribe, Dr. Matthew Sleppy. LIFEforce is a thriving group of individuals committed to spreading principled chiropractic to the world, which includes educational opportunities with other schools, career fairs and more. With this LIFEforce Tribe Member’s connection to IUP, Life U was able to work collaboratively to bring this articulation agreement to life. LIFEforce membership allows chiropractors to connect with your community and bring awareness to chiropractic and all of the wonderful opportunities.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to provide IUP students with a high-quality, pathway into the largest chiropractic school in the world,” says Sam Mahra, executive director of Enrollment Management at Life University.

Charmaine Townsend, director of chiropractic enrollment further commented, “We are eager for the opportunity to work with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and to create such an amazing opportunity for students pursuing a chiropractic education.”

According to Magi Rodgers, executive director of Alumni and Friends, “I am grateful to support Dr. Sleppy and his efforts between LIFEforce and enrollment. It is a privilege to see our LIFEforce program thriving and our LIFEforce doctors making an impact and helping to grow chiropractic through these different initiatives. Their leadership and contributions are valued at Life University. Thank you, Dr. Sleppy and our entire Life U team for making an impact and helping bring chiropractic to the world.”

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