Pathways and Transfers

Pathway Programs

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Students enrolled in the UOIT Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) degree in Kinesiology have the opportunity to accelerate their academic program of study to complete both their undergraduate and Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degrees in seven years instead of eight. The UOIT-CMCC Academic Pathway allows students to specialize in Rehabilitation during their undergraduate studies, and transition to their professional degree in chiropractic after their third year at UOIT.

Interested students enter the Exercise Science or Health and Wellness specialization in Year II of their BHSc program at UOIT and decalre their interest in the Pathway. During that same year, they will meet with CMCC faculty, staff and students to learn more about the DC program and a career in chiropractic. In January of second year, students submit their application for advanced entry admission to the DC program – and if successful in the admissions process, they will receive an early offer of admission to begin their chiropractic studies upon completion of their 3rd year at UOIT.

Instead of enrolling in 4th year at UOIT, students then come to CMCC with transfer credit for three courses in the DC program. After four years of intensive study, students then receive 30 transfer credits from UOIT for their chiropractic studies, and are awarded both the BHSc (Honours) and DC degrees in 7 years instead of 8.

Students interested in exploring this exciting academic pathway should consult with their Academic Advisor in the UOIT Faculty of Health Sciences or visit the UOIT Kinesiology Program for more information.

University of Winnipeg

Students enrolled in the UW Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science have the opportunity to accelerate their academic program of study to complete both their undergraduate and Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degrees in seven years instead of eight. The UW-CMCC Academic Pathway allows students to focus their undergraduate studies in preparation for a transition to their professional degree in chiropractic after their third year at UW.

Interested students enter the academic pathway in Year II of their BSc program at UW.  During that same year, they will meet with CMCC faculty, staff and students to learn more about the DC program and a career in chiropractic.  In January of second year, students may submit their application for advanced entry admission to the DC program – and if successful in the admissions process, they will receive an early offer of admission to begin their studies upon completion of their 3rd year at UW.

Instead of enrolling in 4th year at UW, students then come to CMCC with transfer credit in the DC program.  After four years of intensive study, students then receive 33 transfer credits from UW for their chiropractic studies, and are awarded both the BSc and DC degrees in 7 years instead of 8. 

Students interested in exploring this exciting academic pathway should consult with Departmental Assistant in the UW Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health or visit http://uwinnipeg.ca/dept-kinesiology for more information.

Chiropractic college transfers

Applicants from Doctor of Chiropractic Programs Accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education - US

The accreditation standards of the Federation of Canadian Chiropractic require that transfer applicants must be enrolled in a DC program that is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Canada (CCEC) or a member agency of the Council on Chiropractic Education International (CCEI). In January 2016, the Councils on Chiropractic Education United States (CCE-US) ceased being a member agency of CCEI.

Prospective transfer applicants whose institutions are accredited by CCE-US will unfortunately be ineligible for consideration for transfer admission to CMCC, as their institutions are accredited neither by CCEC nor any other CCEI member agency. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Admissions Officer to determine eligibility for general admissions entry to Year I of the CMCC Doctor of Chiropractic Program.

Applicants from Doctor of Chiropractic Programs Accredited by CCE-C or CCE-I Member Agencies

CMCC may accept transfer of credits from institutions accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Canada of the Federation of Canadian Chiropractic, or institutions accredited by agencies that are members of the Councils on Chiropractic Education International, subject to the following conditions:

The applicant must be eligible to return to the last institution attended.

  • The credit hours being transferred must be for course work that is equivalent in credit hours, content and quality as determined by CMCC.
  • Only credits with a grade of "B" (or its equivalent on CMCC's grade point scale) or better are considered for transfer.
  • Transfer credits must be earned within five years of the date of admission to CMCC.
  • No more than two years of credit may be granted for course work in another chiropractic program.
  • The last two years of study must be completed at CMCC to qualify for graduation from CMCC.

Application procedures

As there are a limited number of places available for transfer students, possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission or transfer to CMCC. Transfer applicants are required to:

  • complete the online application before November 15
  • pay a non-refundable transfer application fee of $250. An application for transfer will not be considered until the fee is received.
  • provide orginal transcripts from all postsecondary institutions and chiropractic programs at which the applicant has been enrolled. If transcripts come from outside of Canada, they must be evaluated by WES (Canada) on a course by course basis.
  • meet the current academic entrance requirements and be compliant with all entrance regulations
  • demonstrate a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 on CMCC's 4.00 scale from previously attended chiropractic programs
  • supply an official letter of recommendation from the institution from which the transfer is requested
  • successfully complete an admissions interview

All students who have requested a transfer will be notified of the outcome of their request by late June.

To learn more about the CMCC Doctor of Chiropractic program, contact Admissions.