New York Chiropractic College
|New York Chiropractic College|
|President||Frank J. Nicchi, B.A.,D.C.,M.S.|
|Location||Seneca Falls, New York, USA|
New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) is a leading natural healthcare academic institution located in Seneca Falls, NY. It is one of 18 Chiropractic Colleges in the United States. The school was founded in New York City as Columbia Institute of Chiropractic by Dr. Frank Dean in 1919. In 1989, unable to expand in Long Island, NYCC purchased the former Eisenhower College campus in Seneca Falls, NY. After two years of renovations the college moved to the Seneca Falls campus in 1991.
NYCC, a mixed chiropractic and oriental medicine institution, continues to expand and introduce new programs. In addition to a D.C. program, the college now offers programs in
- Acupuncture and Oriental medicine (M.S.A.O.M. or M.S.A.)
- Clinical nutrition (M.S.A.C.N.)
- Diagnostic imaging (M.S.D.I.)
- Anatomy (M.S.C.A.)
- Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (M.S.H.A.P.I.)
The college also runs 4 community clinics in Depew-NY, Seneca Falls-NY, Levittown-NY, Rochester-NY. In addition, the school affiliates with the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda-MD, and Veterans Hospitals in Rochester-NY, Buffalo-NY, Canandaigua-NY, Bath-NY, and Miami-FL.
New York Chiropractic College (“NYCC”) is a non-profit educational corporation which confers the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree as well as Master of Science degrees in Acupuncture (MSA), Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM), Applied Clinical Nutrition (MSACN), Diagnostic Imaging (MSDI), Clinical Anatomy (MSCA) and Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction (MSHAPI); and a Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree with a major in Life Sciences, available to students enrolled in the D.C., MSA, and MSAOM programs.
NYCC's Timeline of Progress
New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) is one of the oldest chiropractic colleges in the United States. The College was founded in New York City in 1919 as the Columbia Institute of Chiropractic by Dr. Frank Dean, who served for nearly 40 years as the institution's first president. It grew through mergers with Columbia College of Chiropractic and Atlantic States Chiropractic Institute during the 1950s.
In 1959 Dr. Ernest Napolitano was named President. Under his leadership and through his skills as an educator and lecturer, NYCC achieved national prominence. In 1979 the College was granted an Absolute Charter by the New York State Board of Regents and received professional accreditation of its Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree program from the Council on Chiropractic Education. In 1985, NYCC was awarded regional accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, during the early 1980s the College moved from New York City to Long Island, opening a 50-acre (200,000 m2 ) campus in Old Brookville, and clinics in Greenvale and Levittown.
Upon his death in 1985, President Napolitano was succeeded by Dr. Neil Stern, who had been Acting President from 1985 to 1987. President Stern was then succeeded by Dr. Keith Asplin, who served from 1987 through 1989. Constrained in its efforts to expand on Long Island, the Board of Trustees approved the acquisition of the former Eisenhower College campus in Seneca Falls, NY, in early 1989. This was followed by the Board's appointment of Dr. Kenneth Padgett, whose motto was, "Tradition in Transition."
The 1990s were NYCC's greatest period of facility and technology upgrades. In 1991 the College opened the Seneca Falls campus, 300 miles (480 km) from the former location, in the Finger Lakes region of New York State The new campus was a 286-acre (1.16 km2 ) site on which were existing academic, administrative, library, athletic center, and residence hall facilities. The hiring of many new faculty, and renovations to the facility transformed the site of a former liberal arts college into one of the profession's leading chiropractic educational institutions, in terms of program quality and the physical resources to support that quality. The year 1991 also saw the opening of a new chiropractic health center in Syracuse, NY, and the closing of the Greenvale Clinic.
Expansion of NYCC's facilities has been ongoing since relocation to Seneca Falls. The Ernest G. Napolitano Postgraduate Center opened in 1992. This 5,000-square-foot (460 m2 ) annex adjoins the Levittown Chiropractic Health Center, providing a home for the College's active postgraduate and continuing education programs. In 1994 NYCC's third chiropractic health center was opened near Buffalo, and a new 9,300-square-foot (860 m2 ) building providing additional classroom and laboratory space was constructed on the Seneca Falls campus. Today, this building serves as a research and video teleconferencing center.
Another new building was completed on the Seneca Falls campus in 1998. This 38,000-square-foot (3,500 m2 ) facility contains lecture halls equipped with advanced instructional technology, as well as faculty offices, and faculty and student lounges. In 1999, the College dedicated the 17,200-square-foot (1,600 m2 ) Depew Chiropractic Health Center, another new building in the Buffalo area.
In 2000 Dr. Frank Nicchi, a 1978 alumnus and longtime faculty member, was appointed President of the College, succeeding Dr. Padgett.
In 2002, the College spearheaded a strategic planning process overseen by the newly formed Division of Institutional Quality and Assessment. That same year the Post-Graduate Department began offering courses online.
In 2003 the Seneca Falls Health Center, a 19,400-square-foot (1,800 m2 ) multidisciplinary, integrated healthcare facility, was opened to the public. At the same time, the former health center on the Seneca Falls campus was designated as the Campus Health Center to serve as an internship site where student interns meet the healthcare needs of the campus community (students, staff, and faculty), and of low-income community members. The Syracuse Chiropractic Health Center was closed in 2003.
The Absolute Charter from the Board of Regents, which had been amended in 1989 to permit NYCC's move from Long Island to Seneca Falls, was amended again in 2002 to allow the College to offer new degrees in addition to the DC degree: the Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees. The two new master's degree programs – Acupuncture (MSA) and Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) – were approved by the New York State Education Department and, together with the BPS degree, were offered for the first time in September 2003. A Master of Science in Diagnostic Imaging degree was added in October 2003, a Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition was approved for enrollment in the Fall of 2006, and a Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy was approved for enrollment in the Fall of 2007, an Advanced Certificate in Whole Food Nutrition in 2009, and in 2010, the Master of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction was approved.
In 2003 the college established a program in collaboration with A.T. Still University School of Health Sciences enabling NYCC alumni and friends to earn master's degrees entirely online, in Public Health (MPH), Healthcare Administration (MHA) or Geriatrics (GHM). That same year, NYCC began offering chiropractic services at Rochester's Monroe Community Hospital.
Consistent with its civic responsibilities, NYCC volunteered to host the Special Olympics of New York fall games in 2003, and did so again in 2004, 2009 and 2010.
The College established valuable clinical relationships in 2004 with the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, and in 2005 with Veterans Administration Medical Centers (VAMC) in Rochester and Buffalo. Also in 2005, the College's MSA and MSAOM programs received notice of approval as a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The year 2005 also saw NYCC, together with the University of Rochester, receive a five-year $2 million grant to continue developing educational programs for health professionals to improve the care provided to older adults.
The main administration building on campus was named after former college president Kenneth W. Padgett in 2006. The College established clinical relationships with the VAMCs in Canandaigua, NY and in Bath, NY, in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Additional clinical relationships were established in 2007 with SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY Farmingdale, and St. John Fisher University.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services awarded NYCC a $1,124,244 grant in 2007. That same year, NYCC received an Empire State Advantage "Excellence at Work" Gold Award, and celebrated its largest fall class enrollment in 15 years. In addition, the College started an on campus instructional Chinese medicinal herb garden.
In 2009 NYCC President Frank J. Nicchi assumed the presidency of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges in 2009, and the College launched its new Academy for Professional Success, which was nominated for a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The year 2009 also brought NYCC recognition by G.I. Jobs as a "Military Friendly School," and by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For," an award it earned again in 2010 in addition to appearing on the Chronicle of Higher Education's Honor Roll.
Also in 2009, NYCC's acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program became The Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (FLSAOM) of NYCC, and held its first annual Traditional Chinese Medicine Symposium at Homecoming Weekend.
In 2010 NYCC launched the newly approved (by New York State) online Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition, and opened the Rochester Outpatient Health Center in Henrietta, NY, offering chiropractic care, and acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Additional clinical relationships were established with Bryant & Stratton College, Roberts Wesleyan University, Finger Lakes Community and Migrant Health and Georgetown University.
In the spring of 2010 NYCC opened the Rochester Outpatient Clinic in Henrietta, NY, providing chiropractic care, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and diagnostic imaging services. the center will help to further develop relationships with the Rochester Medical Center, the University of Rochester and the Rochester institute of Technology (RIT). In March 2011, students from NYCC began interning at Geneva Community Health in Geneva, NY  NYCC students currently benefit from state-of-the-art technology, equipment and facilities at the Seneca Falls campus, and from clinical opportunities at: – Health centers on campus and in Depew, Geneva, Henrietta and Levittown, NY – VA hospitals in Canandaigua, Rochester, Bath, and Buffalo, NY – Monroe Community Hospital; Rochester, NY (a University of Rochester Medical Center affiliate) – Several State University of New York health and wellness centers – Salvation Army in Tonawanda, Buffalo and Freeport, NY – Buffalo Spine and Sports Institute; Buffalo, NY – Lifetime Care Home Health and Hospice; Rochester, NY – National Naval Medical Center; Bethesda, MD
The Seneca Falls campus consists of 286 acres (1.2 km²) and 17 buildings totaling 610,200 square feet (57,000 m²). The Kenneth W. Padgett Administration Building is the primary location of administrative, enrollment management, and institutional support services for the College. The offices of the President, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services are located in this building, along with the offices of Accounting, Payroll, Purchasing, Accreditation, Institutional Quality Assessment, Bursar, Computer Services, Human Resources, Institutional Advancement, Enrollment Management (Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar and Alumni Affairs), Facilities Management, and Campus Security. This building also houses student, faculty and staff dining facilities; mail and central-duplication services; the Delavan Theater; and the Arnold M. Goldschmidt Museum of Chiropractic History.
Three academic buildings at the Seneca Falls campus serve as major centers for NYCC’s instructional, research and student-life programs. These contain four amphitheater-style lecture halls and conventional classrooms equipped with multimedia instructional technology, plus laboratories for basic sciences, X-ray positioning and reading, diagnosis, technique and skill classes, and research programs and activities. Video-teleconferencing technology connects all New York Chiropractic College campuses in a synchronous learning environment. Also included in the academic building complex are the Campus Health Center, computer laboratories, the Career Development Center, and the offices of student activities and housing. In addition, these buildings contain faculty offices and the offices of the Dean of Chiropractic, the Dean of the School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the Director of the School of Applied Clinical Nutrition, and the Academic Department Heads.
NYCC’s Research Center is located in the Academic II Building, where the College currently operates four designated research laboratories: the Pathophysiology/Biochemistry Laboratory, the Motor Systems Physiology (Biodynamics) Laboratory, the Autonomic Nervous System Physiology (Biodynamics) Laboratory, and the Foot Levelers Biomechanics Research Laboratory. These laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation to extend our knowledge in such areas as the physiology of spinal manipulation, etiology and pathogenesis of musculoskeletal pain disorders, and the effects of chiropractic treatments on gait, posture, and human performance. In addition, they offer a unique opportunity for students to integrate cutting-edge research into their clinical education. Also in this building is the interactive video-teleconferencing center, where advanced technology gives the College the capability to extend its classroom instruction electronically to and from the chiropractic health centers and the main campus.
Located on the upper two floors of the Library/Anatomy building, the Library contains over 15,000 print volumes, 3,500 media titles, and 200 journal titles. In addition, the Library participates in an inter-library loan network and can also search computer databases in the health sciences. Special features include a collection of rare and out-of-print materials on chiropractic, and an extensive multimedia collection of study aids in chiropractic and human anatomy. Located on the ground floor are the anatomy laboratory and the prosection theater. The prosection theater is equipped with video cameras and monitors to preview specific gross anatomy sections. The Anatomy Center also includes cold storage and preparation rooms for cadavers, X-ray equipment, faculty offices, and conference areas. Also situated on the ground floor of this building is the College’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, where students can receive both academic counseling and tutorial services to assist with their learning activities. In addition, Counseling Services is located in this suite, and appointments for personal counseling can be made here.
The Athletic Center offers students, faculty and staff some of the finest recreational facilities in the area. These include a 32,000 square foot (3,000 m²) gymnasium, a fitness center equipped with both cardiovascular and free-weight equipment; racquetball/handball courts; a six-lane, 25-meter swimming pool; an aerobics room; and men’s and women’s locker rooms. The 286 acre (1.2 km²) campus also provides a variety of outdoor facilities including tennis, basketball and volleyball courts; two multipurpose athletic fields; and an executive nine-hole golf course and driving range. This facility is also open for membership to residents of the surrounding community.
NYCC’s residence halls provide students with a secure campus environment that offers a social, yet private residential campus life for unmarried and married students, and married students with dependent children. The campus has seven suite-style residence halls. All suites include single and double bedrooms, a living/study room, and either one or two bathrooms. Each building has a centralized kitchen, recreation room, washer/dryer facilities, two private study lounges in each residence hall, also main lounge and storage space.
Each of the health centers of New York Chiropractic College is well-equipped with multiple examination and treatment rooms, X-ray facilities, rehabilitation equipment, an intern lounge with networked computers, a library, classrooms, and an interactive video-teleconferencing room. These facilities provide the clinical and educational environments in which student interns receive guided experiences to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to become competent and confident practitioners. The except tot eh classrooms and library being at the Rochester Clinic.
The Dean of Clinics who controls the scheduling of all 4 clinics along with management of the operations of the NYCC clinics as a whole is Dr. Wendy Maneri.
Campus Health Center, Seneca Falls Campus The Campus Health Center is located in the main Academic Building. In this health center, students learn to provide care and perform treatment in a practice setting by serving the healthcare needs of the entire campus community as well as low-income community residents. All chiropractic students in their seventh trimester apply classroom and textbook knowledge in the Campus Health Center as their first internship experience. All acupuncture and Oriental medicine students perform treatments in the Campus Health Center sometime during their internship portion of the program as one of their clinical rotation sites. A variety of unique clinical experiences are also provided at associated satellite locations. The current Clinicians are: Dr. Feldman, Dr. Barwinazack, Dr. Demetros, Dr. Miller and Dr. Egan.
Seneca Falls Health Center, Seneca Falls, New York The Seneca Falls Health Center is located on the campus, across from the Athletic Center. It is an integrated health center that offers a variety of services, including chiropractic, acupuncture, Oriental medicine, massage therapy, standard medicine, counseling services, and a dyslexia correction program, to the surrounding community. This health center serves as one of the sites for upper-trimester chiropractic interns and all MSA/MSAOM students, allowing them to work in a multidisciplinary health center that serves the public. In addition, unique clinical experiences are provided at associated satellite facilities. The current Clinicans are: Dr. Ruddy and Dr. Callahan.
Levittown, Long Island The Levittown Health Center is situated in a suburban residential and business locale with convenient access from the New York City region and eastern Long Island. Chiropractic, acupuncture, and other health services are provided to the greater New York City region. Upper-trimester chiropractic interns in Levittown spend time here and at associated satellite locations to experience the practice of chiropractic in diverse treatment settings. The College’s Center for Postgraduate and Continuing Education is also at this facility. NYCC’s Downstate Admissions Coordinator’s office is located here to serve the needs of downstate New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Depew, New York The Depew Health Center is situated on a busy county road in a suburb of Buffalo. It is a residential and business locale with convenient access from most areas of the Erie County region, including downtown Buffalo, its adjacent towns, and Niagara Falls. The facility hosts some postgraduate and alumni activities. This center offers a variety of services such as acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage therapy care to the greater Buffalo area. Upper-trimester chiropractic interns in Depew spend their time both here and at associated satellite locations, and experience the practice of chiropractic in diverse treatment settings. MSA/MSAOM students from the Buffalo area may fulfill a portion of their clinical observation and clinical internship hours in the Depew Health Center. However, Most prefer to fulfill their clinical observation in either the Rochester or Seneca Fall Clinic, due to MSA/MSAOM still taking classes alongside their internship hours in order to compute better to the SF campus. The associated satellite locations for the Depew Health Center of NYCC are the following: Chiropractic Clinic at the University of Buffalo in the UB health center located in Michael Hall across from the Buffalo VA, Salvation Army Clinic Downtown buffalo where interns are treating the less fortunate populus, Salvation Army Clinic in Townadna where interns are treating the elderly and a location known as the "light house" at free clinic at the bottom of church where other health programs like UB's medical and dental students treat on adjcent days, treating a wide population base from babies, children to the elderly. The Salvation Army Clinics are run by Dr. Janelle Joseph, the UB Clinic and "Light House" Clinics are run by Dr. Stevens. The Main Depew Health Center currently has 5 clinics on staff: Dr. Cote (head of clinic), Dr. Stevens, Dr. Joseph, Dr. Sokolowski, Dr. Schleicher. With Dr. Cote, Stevens and Joseph being graduates of NYCC, while Dr. Schliecher is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences in Illinois. and Dr. Sokolowski is a graduate of Palmer Chiropractic School in Iowa.
Rochester, New York The Rochester Outpatient Health Center, situated in the active suburban community of Henrietta, is proximate to a number of area colleges and universities. The center focuses on an integrative approach to better health and well-being, offering comprehensive services to patients including chiropractic, acupuncture/Oriental medicine and outpatient diagnostic imaging services. Chiropractic and acupuncture clinical faculty members, alike, mentor and supervise the chiropractic and acupuncture interns. Associated satellite locations include the Rochester VA Outpatient Medical Center, St. John Fisher College, St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, Mercy Outreach Center, and Monroe Community Hospital. Currently Dr. Redstone and Dr. Jeb Albro worked out of the Rochester Clinic. With Dr. Albro working out of the satellite lcoations and Dr. Redstone working out of the main health center.
Throughout 2007, NYCC extended clinical outreach efforts to Veterans Administration Medical Centers and to institutions of higher education, improving opportunities for its student interns and providing chiropractic services for patients visiting the facilities. Such clinical opportunities include affiliations with the Veterans Administration Medical Centers (VAMCs) in Miami, FL, and Bath, NY, as well as clinical care programs offered by the College at the Buffalo, Canandaigua, and Rochester VAMCs. NYCC also offers patient services at the Health and Wellness Centers at State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, Buffalo and Farmingdale as well as at Saint John Fisher College in Rochester, NY.
Accreditation is an ongoing process, and re-evaluations for continuing status are conducted periodically.
New York Chiropractic College holds an Absolute Charter from the New York State Board of Regents. New York Chiropractic College is regionally accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. New York Chiropractic College’s Doctor of Chiropractic, Master of Science, and Bachelor of Professional Studies degree programs are registered by the New York State Education Department. New York Chiropractic College is accredited to award the Doctor of Chiropractic degree by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education. The FLSAOM Master of Science in Acupuncture and Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degrees are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
Documentation of all College accreditations is kept on file in the Office of Accreditation. Concerns regarding the College’s compliance with the Educational Standards of the Council on Chiropractic Education should be addressed to: The Council on Chiropractic Education
NYCC is a member of the following educational organizations:
- Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine,
- American Public Health Association,
- American Society of Quality,
- Association of Chiropractic Colleges,
- Association of Governing Boards,
- Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities,
- Council on Chiropractic Education,
- Empire State Advantage,
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Higher Education,
- National Association of College and University Business Officers
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