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Parker University

Parker University is college with 157 students located in Dallas, TX.

Medicine and Allied Health School, Open Admissions

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Parker University is a nonprofit, co-educational, private professional institution of higher education. The purpose of Parker University College of Chiropractic is the preparation of men and women to become doctors of chiropractic, who will then serve as primary health care providers and perpetuate chiropractic services worldwide for the benefit of all mankind.

Parker is committed to the maintenance of chiropractic as a separate and distinct healing art which addresses primarily the location and detection of spinal misalignments, dysfunctions and subluxations affecting neural integrity. Correction is achieved by either force or non-force spinal and/or extraspinal techniques.

The integration of this wellness philosophy principle is woven through the basic science, chiropractic science, clinical science, and techniques department.

The university recognizes that structural and spinal subluxation syndrome has a significant relationship to somato-somatic, somatic-visceral, and viscero-somatic functions of the body, and recognizes that the state of mind and emotions (auto suggestion) also has an impact on total body function.

The purpose of our professional education is to prepare the doctor of chiropractic as a primary health care provider. As gatekeeper to the health delivery system, the chiropractor must be well trained to diagnose (including, but not limited to, spinal analysis, to care for the human body), and to consult with, or refer to, other health care providers.

The holistic health model, not the allopathic disease model, is the main form of chiropractic care. All corrective intervention will be directed toward freeing the body from nerve irritation, treating the whole patient who has a disease, not the part of the patient that is diseased.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 157
Gender 40% Male / 60% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 49% Full Time / 51% Part Time
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 51%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 2%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 18%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 21%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Health and Wellness (66%), Anatomy (33%), Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator (0%), Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to plan, design, and manage systems, processes, and facilities used to collect, store, secure, retrieve, analyze, and transmit medical records and other health information used by clinical professionals and health care organizations. Includes instruction in the principles and basic content of the biomedical and clinical sciences, information technology and applications, data and database management, clinical research methodologies, health information resources and systems, office management, legal requirements, and professional standards.

Job Opportunities:

Medical and Health Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

A program of study that prepares individuals to assume roles as health/wellness professionals in private business and industry, community organizations, and health care settings. Includes instruction in personal health, community health and welfare, nutrition, epidemiology, disease prevention, fitness and exercise, and health behaviors.

Job Opportunities:

Health Educators
Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.
Community Health Workers
Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management.

Job Opportunities:

Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the scientific study of organ systems, tissue structures, and whole bodies together with their cellular and structural components and dynamics. Includes instruction in cell biology and histology, structural biology, molecular mechanics, regional and gross anatomy, embryology, neuroanatomy, endocrinology and secretory dynamics, and applications to such topics as aging and disease conditions.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Dr. Fabrizio Mancini
President Dr. Brian J. McAulay
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 52
Student : Faculty Ratio 11 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 67 : 32
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

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Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $15,120, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $22,680 Same as On-Campus
Fees $330 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $10,106
Books $620 $620
Total (before financial aid) $23,630 $33,736

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at https://my.parker.edu/ics/student_services/financial_aid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/parker.

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