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CU School of Chiropractic (Source: Campbellsville University)

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ / CU Public Relations) – In January, Campbellsville University will introduce a new model of chiropractic education with the opening of its School of Chiropractic.

With a recently completed state-of-the-art 45,000-square-foot facility in Harrodsburg, the doctoral program will be the first in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the only one within a 300-mile radius.

CU School of Chiropractic (Source: Campbellsville University)

Although chiropractors treat approximately 35 million Americans each year, there are relatively few options for students aspiring to a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree. When the doors open next year, the CU will be the 20th nationally accredited chiropractic doctoral program in the country and only the fourth with a regionally accredited humanities university.

“The School of Chiropractic represents an important milestone in the history of Campbellsville University and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As the eighth school in the Campbellsville University system, it signals the institution’s ongoing commitment to developing distinctive professional training at the graduate level,” said Dr. H. Keith Spears, Interim President of Campbellsville University.

The CU School of Chiropractic includes touchscreen anatomage tables that replace the traditional use of cadavers for anatomy and physiology. (Source: Campbellsville University)

“For more than 100 years, Campbellsville University has been committed to a mission of excellence in education. Now, our Doctor of Chiropractic program will attract an entirely new group of students who are committed to inclusive health care and promoting general wellbeing to Central Kentucky, ”said Spears.

The CU is now accepting applications for its first grade from students at chiropractic.campbellsville.edu. Students starting in January will be on their way to graduation in 2025.

Campbellsville University has Dr. Trevor Foshang as dean for chiropractic training and Dr. Dennis Short named vice president, chiropractic education and dean, chiropractic surgery.

Dr. Trevor Foshang (Source: Campbellsville University)

“Dr. Foshang brought extensive experience in both education and clinical settings to his leadership role at CU,” said Dr. Donna Hedgepath, university director. “His doctorate in chiropractic and school administrator skills are in the discipline across America known.”

Most recently, Foshang was dean of the College of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota and past chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Parker University in Dallas, Texas, where he also served as director of the Radiology Residency, clinical radiology and taught as a professor for diagnostic imaging.

He has owned and operated two chiropractic clinics and a radiology consulting practice. He has also served as President of the American College of Chiropractic Radiology, a former council member of the Council on Chiropractic Education, and a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.

Foshang’s work also included developing teacher training programs designed to assist healthcare professionals in transitioning from the clinical setting to the classroom.

“The opportunity to develop a distinctive and innovative chiropractic program at a top 100 institution like Campbellsville University is every teacher’s dream,” said Foshang. “The integrated curriculum of our program will prepare and inspire students to pass on their knowledge and skills from coursework to traineeship to career. We look forward to welcoming our freshman cohort. “

Dr. Dennis Short (Source: Campbellsville University)

“Dr. Short brings over 20 years of chiropractic experience to the CU,” said Hedgepath. “His leadership was instrumental in setting up the program and overseeing every detail of its development. With his vocation at the interface between human anatomy , Neurology and naturopathy, he is also a long-time market leader in the regional business world. “

Short owns and manages Bluegrass Chiro, the largest chiropractic organization in Kentucky, and brings the unique perspective of someone who has stayed at the forefront of teaching, technology, and engineering.

Short is also the author of The Ultimate Chiropractic: How You Can Double Your Income in 60 Days or Less Without Feeling Overwhelmed. His book translates decades of experience into practical tips for successful chiropractic practice, advice on how to deal effectively with patients and suggestions on how to become a better leader.

“What more fulfilling purpose than to relieve people’s pain and help them live healthier lives?” In short. “Soon, graduates from Campbellsville University School of Chiropractic will help meet the growing need for chiropractic as more people strive to improve their overall health and wellbeing.”

“The students who apply today will be the leaders of the chiropractors tomorrow. I can’t wait to share my passion for healing patients and do a successful business with them, ”said Short.

A ribbon cutting ceremony and ward open day are scheduled for Wednesday, October 15 at 10 a.m. ET. More details will follow.