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Basic and Clinical Sciences

The NBCE Part I Exam includes six basic science subjects:

  • General Anatomy
  • Spinal Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology

The NBCE Part II Exam includes six clinical science subjects:

  • General Diagnosis
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Diagnosis
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Principles of Chiropractic
  • Chiropractic Practice
  • Associated Clinical Sciences

The NBCE Part III Exam addresses these nine clinical areas:

  • Case history
  • Physical examination
  • Neuromusculoskeletal examination
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Clinical laboratory and  special studies
  • Diagnosis or clinical impression
  • Chiropractic techniques
  • Supportive interventions
  • Case management

The NBCE Physiotherapy Exam is an elective.