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Chiropractic is a health care discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.
American Chiropractic Association
Professional Schools' Organization
|Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC)
Council on Chiropractic Education
Chiropractic Colleges Graduate School Programs
Doctor of Chiropractic Programs
|Contact individual schools.|
Academic Admission Requirements
|90 semester hours of undergraduate courses, including English (6 h), Psychology (3 h), Social Sciences or Humanities (15 h), Biological Sciences (6 h), Chemistry (12 h), and Physics and related studies (6 h). An overall GPA of at least 2.5 is normally required.
Personal Attributes & Experiences
|Attributes of successful chiropractic students include the desire and patience to meet the needs of the sick, a rational thought process, a commitment to academic rigor, self-confidence, motivation and enthusiasm for the profession.
|Individual letters, at least one of which is from a practicing DC.|