CMCC and UOIT create new professional pathway for qualified students

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - 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.

About UOIT

UOIT delivers a leading-edge learning environment that uniquely combines academic knowledge, research opportunities, hands-on skills and a vibrant student life. More than 8,400 undergraduate and graduate students are taught by world-class professors who are experts in their field. Ontario's first laptop-based university, UOIT offers a diverse array of challenging undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the faculties of Business and Information Technology; Education; Energy Systems and Nuclear Science; Engineering and Applied Science; Health Sciences; Science; and Social Science and Humanities. UOIT's commitment to research excellence and innovation has resulted in millions of dollars in grants and awards, including five prestigious Canada Research Chairs, with another four in development, and six industrial research chairs.

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About CMCC

The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College is an academic institution recognised for creating leaders in spinal health. With graduates practicing in 43 countries and faculty who are leaders in their fields, CMCC delivers world class chiropractic education, research and patient care. Spearheaded by the McMorland Research Chair in Mechanobiology, with a focus on spine instability, degeneration and joint dysfunction, CMCC graduate students and researchers contribute to the understanding and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. The campus features modern teaching and laboratory space, including new simulation and biomechanics laboratories, and is extended across Toronto through its network of community based interprofessional teaching clinics that serve diverse patient populations. CMCC is one of only 10 schools of anatomy designated by the Ontario Anatomy Act.

CMCC offers a four year undergraduate program leading to a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.  This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities for the period from 24/3/11 to 24/3/21.  Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions).

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Jennifer Paige
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Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
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University of Ontario Institute of Technology
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