Inspire an Insatiable Desire to Understand

It’s the pursuit of perfect form at its purest — pushing our understanding through expert investigations, independent research, and institutional review — building a foundation of evidence for every technique, treatment and principle that we teach. Research is ongoing in every area of expertise at Northeast College of Health Sciences.

Northeast continually works to develop collaborative relationships with other colleges and universities that will provide opportunities for our faculty and students to conduct research as principal investigators, co-investigators, research assistants, and clinicians.

Students may participate in the research programs at Northeast in multiple ways:

  • As subjects in applied and clinical research projects
  • As research assistants on scholarly projects conducted by Northeast faculty
  • Through conducting independent research projects under the supervision of Northeast College of Health Sciences faculty
  • Writing and submitting grant applications for intramural and extramural funding
  • Writing and submitting research reports for publication

Current Research Interests

Northeast faculty members conduct independent research in areas such as:

  • Basic Sciences
    • Craniofacial growth and development
    • Human and comparative vertebrate bone histology
    • Neurophysiology of spinal manipulation
    • Biomechanics
  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical outcomes
      • Patient-reported outcomes
      • Physical function outcomes
    • Spinal adjusting techniques
    • Sport and human performance
  • Professional Healthcare Education
    • Assessment
      • Curriculum
      • Student learning
    • Case management skills
    • Clinical problem solving skills
    • Diagnostic examination procedures
    • Mentoring

View the most recent conference presentations and publications from the Northeast faculty, students, and staff:

For more information please contact the Research Center


Our 8,000 square foot, research center facilities provide unique opportunities for faculty and students to take part in cutting-edge research, that contributes to the evidence based practice of natural healthcare interventions.

All laboratories are equipped with the latest instrumentation to extend knowledge in a growing array of topics:

  • Biology of manual and mind-body therapies
  • Etiology and pathogenesis of musculoskeletal pain disorders
  • Effects of chiropractic treatments on gait, posture, and human performance
  • Biomechanical assessment of the musculoskeletal system

For more information on Northeast Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and procedures or for IRB Application Documents, please contact the Research Center.