"Parker students stand out in the market. They are wellness oriented, evidence-based, and well educated in business concepts that will ensure their success."
Dr. Brian McAulayPresidentParker University & Parker Seminars
"My time here has been an amazing journey as well an empowering and exciting experience. Receiving a degree from Parker is a dream come true."
Dove Fedor, Deer Trail, CO
"The financial aid coordinators walked me through the entire process and made things so easy. I wouldn’t be here without their support."
Mick Green, Bridgend, Scotland
"High fives in the hallways. People shaking hands and laughing. This is my family. It makes going through the program easier and more rewarding."
Joe Utash, Lapeer, MI
Parker University prepares students for careers as successful professionals through a unique balance of strong academics and practical hands-on experience, based on the same success-minded curriculum that propelled Parker Seminars into the top chiropractic seminar organization in the world. From first contact with admissions to job placement through the Office of Career Services, the emphasis on your success as a professional is evident in every aspect of our culture.
Your education is more than just the classroom experience. Your comprehensive learning experience at Parker prepares you for success with exposure to global service opportunities, in-depth involvement with industry leaders, and a variety of progressive programs including assemblies led by acclaimed experts, numerous internships, and interaction with alumni and industry experts.
Clinic Camp To set the stage for a successful clinical experience, every Tri-7 intern participates in clinic camp. This weekend consists of physical, mental, and clinic experiences designed to encourage mutual support for success. Physical activities include a ropes course, power pole, climbing tower, spider web, trust walk, and trust fall. Parker clinic camp attendees help each other tackle their challenges through teamwork, success principles, goal setting, mentoring, confronting fear, and communication.
Parker students wishing to experience operations in a larger clinic setting train at one of two local, university-affiliated clinics in the cities of Dallas and Irving. As the most common of Parker's offerings, these internships provide an experience different from those a student will experience after graduation. These internships are excellent opportunities for student interns to receive hands-on training and gain practical educational experience from the demands of a wide and varied patient-base alongside some of Parker's most-established doctors of chiropractic.
Community Based Internship Program (CBI) Students have the opportunity to provide chiropractic care to a large volume and variety of patients (within solo or multi-provider practice environments), while observing and learning successful practice management strategies.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Rotation (CTCA)
Students participate in providing chiropractic care to patients receiving specialized multidisciplinary care for cancer in a hospital setting.
Veterans Affairs Hospital Rotation (VA Hospital)
Students provide chiropractic care to veterans experiencing a large variety of health challenges within a multi-disciplinary, highly regulated, fully electronic environment.
Short Assignment Rotation Program (ShARP)
Students have the opportunity to provide care to athletes before, during and after sports competitions, for sports clubs, leagues, federations, confederations, Olympic committees, and/or nonprofit organization events.
Field Doctor Observation Program (FDOP)
Students who have completed all graduation credit requirements with the exception of their last 40% required hours have the opportunity to complete these hours shadowing a practicing chiropractor. Only hour credits can be accrued in this rotation.
The 600-hour massage therapy program intern clinic creates the opportunity for the public to receive discounted massage therapy services while providing our students the opportunity to develop sound therapeutic skills in a structured and supervised environment. Clinic rotation takes place after all Tri-One academic and skill classes have been successfully completed. Under the supervision of specially-licensed school faculty, students provide massage therapy treatment to the public in the Parker University School of Massage Therapy Intern Clinic. Students perform client intake, full-body massage therapy, exit interviews, and documentation for each session. Students participate in case conferences and learn client check-in and check-out procedures. As students progress through Tri-Two curriculum, they learn advanced modalities. Massage students can immediately begin applying these advanced modalities in their internship.
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“Parker has wonderful business courses that are integrated throughout the curriculum. Whether I decide to own my own business, work as an associate, or become an independent contractor, I am prepared.”