Healing with a Human Touch



Chiropractors are primary care professionals and play a vital, life-changing role. Chiropractic relieves pain, increases mobility and optimizes performance through safe and effective spinal adjustments and manipulation. Doctors of Chiropractic work one-on-one with patients, helping them improve their overall health and find relief from headaches, back, neck and joint pain, without reliance on drugs or surgery.

Chiropractors often care for entire families and develop close relationships over time, which makes chiropractic a deeply fulfilling profession. Whether in business for themselves or working in a group practice or hospital setting, chiropractors enjoy high esteem in the communities they serve, as well as satisfying and financially secure lifestyles. To be a chiropractor is to make a true difference every day, helping patients improve their health and quality of life naturally.

Over 40% of all chiropractors are self-employed individuals who own their own clinic.

Chiropractic patients were more satisfied than medical patients after four weeks of treatment.

CareerCast.com ranked chiropractor as the 11th best occupation in 2013 based on five criteria.


Dr. Mary E. Gladish

Every time I am out speaking of chiropractic, I always tear up

Andrew Buser, Student

Every day, I'm seeing all the theory I learned put into practice

Dr. Nathan Saj

The first thing to know is that there are many different techniques and approaches

Dr. Christopher John

Experience and fall in love with what you are going to be doing

Nick Maio, Student

Patient education is an important part of chiropractic

Bibo Zhang, Student

Become a chiropractor and you will change people's lives

Chelsea Drda, Student

When I was 17, I thought I was going to be a medical doctor

Dr. Shannon Franklin

When I was a young girl, I dreamed of becoming a mom and a doctor.


83% of chiropractic patients are satisfied or very satisfied.

More than 1/3 of US adults are obese, which puts added pressure on the spine.

Chiropractors earn a mean salary of $132,000.

4 of 5 people have experienced lower back pain.

More than 20% of the U.S. population has consulted a chiropractor.

Doctors of chiropractic in the U.S. receive 190 million patient visits annually.




Obtain a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and complete a clinical internship through an accredited four-year chiropractic college program.



Specific requirements vary from state to state, so candidates may need to satisfy additional requirements for licensure depending on where they wish to practice.



Candidates for admission to a chiropractic program must complete required general college-level studies, which may include a bachelor's degree in some states.



Aspiring Doctor's of Chiropractic must pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners' and/or other state-required examinations.



To find the right school and degree program for you, learn about the different options by requesting information from a variety of schools.


Doctor of Chiropractic Virtual Fair, February 24, 2016
Hosted by ACC Chiropractic Colleges Nationwide

Interested in learning more about chiropractic? Attend this free virtual fair to meet representatives from Doctor of Chiropractic Programs in a live, virtual setting.

Register at www.CareerEco.com/events/Chiropractic

Reminder: Prospective Students and Health Advisors

Chiropractic Colleges have rolling admissions throughout the year. Check with the institution you are interested in attending and see when their classes begin. Our schools operate on a semester, trimester and quarters so students can see what works best.

Admissions Prerequisites at Chiropractic Colleges

For more information on how your undergraduate coursework aligns with the prerequisites at various chiropractic colleges across the nation, please click here to review a chart which details each school's specific requirements.

Cleveland University-Kansas City
College of Chiropractic
Overland Park, KS
For more than eight decades, Cleveland Chiropractic College -- Kansas City has provided a balanced approach to the science, philosophy and art of chiropractic. More than one in every 10 chiropractors practicing in North America is a Cleveland graduate.
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport, IA
Palmer College of Chiropractic is The Trusted Leader in Chiropractic Education. One-third of all chiropractors are Palmer graduates. Learn the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic at Palmer.
D'Youville College
Buffalo, NY
D'Youville offers the first chiropractic program in a liberal arts college setting and truly integrated with traditional healthcare fields. Our program prepares doctors of chiropractic as primary healthcare professionals.
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Port Orange, FL
Palmer College of Chiropractic is The Trusted Leader in Chiropractic Education. One-third of all chiropractors are Palmer graduates. Learn the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic at Palmer.
Life University
Marietta, GA
The world's largest, single location chiropractic college, Life University is known for its extensive curriculum in chiropractic principles/philosophy, adjusting techniques, world wide clinical experiences and comprehensive business training. Life U also grants 12 undergraduate and 2 master's degrees. With numerous international initiatives in China, Europe and Central America, Life University is leading the worldwide vital health revolution.
Palmer College of Chiropractic
San Jose, CA
Palmer College of Chiropractic is The Trusted Leader in Chiropractic Education. One-third of all chiropractors are Palmer graduates. Learn the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic at Palmer.
Life Chiropractic College West
Hayward, CA
Life Chiropractic College West is internationally recognized for leadership and innovation in chiropractic education. The curriculum at Life West features an integrated emphasis on chiropractic philosophy and technique.
Parker University - Dallas, Texas
Dallas, TX
Parker's advanced chiropractic curriculum leads to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DC), which covers fundamental and clinical sciences as well as jurisprudence, office procedures, and business management. Students are exposed to a selection of successful techniques that strengthen their versatility in the health and wellness field. Parker also currently offers eight undergraduate programs and an MBA with a concentration in Health Care Management.

Parker University offers Presidential and Achievement Scholarships to new incoming Doctor of Chiropractic students worth up to $ 15,000.00. Visit us for complete details!
Logan University
Chesterfield, MO
Logan University positions its doctors to provide patient-centered, integrated care to improve quality of life and treat the whole person. Opportunities for concurrent master's degree enhance the educational experience.
Southern California University
of Health Sciences
Whittier, CA
At SCU we think innovatively and work integratively. By offering strategic and innovative academic programs, we plan for your future by giving you the right education to be competitive in today's healthcare environment. At SCU your Doctor of Chiropractic degree will be built within an evidence-based interprofessional program designed to make you and your classmates the future of integrative healthcare.
New York Chiropractic College
Seneca Falls, NY
An education from New York Chiropractic College combines nationally recognized academic and scientific excellence with real-world clinical experience unmatched by other Chiropractic Schools.
University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT
The College of Chiropractic prepares students to be primary health care providers. Each student is educated to diagnose, to care for the human body in an evidence-based manner, and to integrate their care within the larger health care system.
University of Western States
Portland, OR
The doctor of chiropractic (DC) program at University of Western States (UWS) is a rigorous 12 academic-quarter, first-professional doctoral program consisting of physician-level coursework. The program emphasizes an evidence-informed, science-based practice and provides hands-on clinical experience.

UWS prepares graduates for all aspects of clinical practice. The university also offers concurrent master's programs in sports medicine and human nutrition and functional medicine.
Northwestern Health
Sciences University
Bloomington, MN
Northwestern Health Sciences University prepares and serves the next generation of professionals and leaders to become vital contributors to the delivery and advancement of health care.
New Zealand College of
Ellerslie, Auckland
The New Zealand College of Chiropractic (NZCC) is a world-renowned chiropractic training institution offering a Bachelor of Chiropractic degree. The College was founded in 1994 and has enjoyed tremendous growth since this time. The College is accredited by both the Council on Chiropractic Education Australia (CCEA) and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).


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