Dr. Chris Arick was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Indiana University where he also served as a teaching associate for its undergraduate medical science program. Dr. Arick went on to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2005. He then spent 7 years practicing chiropractic in central and northern Indiana, working in multiple integrative health centers.

In 2012, Dr. Arick had the opportunity to teach chiropractic students full-time at the newly created National University of Health Science – Florida Campus. He taught courses in spinal adjustments and physical examination, but also associated science courses such as gastrointestinal diagnosis and dermatology. While teaching in Florida, Dr. Arick earned his master’s degree in Advanced Clinical Practice in 2014 giving him the knowledge and competency in a progressive scope of practice.

In 2016, Dr. Arick became assistant dean and chief academic officer of the chiropractic program at National University of Health Sciences for both their Illinois and Florida campuses. Dr. Arick designed and updated the chiropractic program to meet and exceed academic standards and to reflect the latest in clinical science and evidence-based therapies. Before leaving this position in 2020, Dr. Arick earned his EdD in Health Science Higher Education at A. T. Still University. His research included studies that examined the future of clinical residencies in chiropractic education and numerous patient case reports. Dr. Arick has practiced chiropractic in the Chicago area for the last 4 years.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, enjoying great food, staying active, and traveling to new and exciting places.