What Education Do Chiropractors Have?

After undergraduate studies, today’s chiropractic physician completes an additional four-year curriculum of over 4,500 college classroom hours of health sciences.

  • Today’s Doctor of Chiropractic is well educated.  The science of chiropractic requires a special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, biomechanics, X-ray, spinal adjusting techniques and related subjects.  This demanding curriculum prepares chiropractic doctors to locate the Vertebral Subluxation Complex and help correct the resulting nervous system dysfunction.
  • To graduate with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, each candidate passes the demanding National Board Examination.  Then, doctors apply to a governmental or professional licensing board and pass a still more difficult test before being granted the privilege to practice.
  • A chiropractic education never ends.  Most doctors complete postgraduate instruction for license renewal and to stay current on the latest scientific research.