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Chiropractic Medicine


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
Chiropractic Articles
Chiropractic as a Career
Chiropractic Medicine Books and Articles Online
Chiropractic Medicine Career Overview
Chiropractor Career Guide
Chiropractor Career Overview
Chiropractor Interview
Chiropractor Occupational Outlook
ChiroWeb Online Student Information
Cleveland Chiropractic College Cleveland University-Kansas City Discovery Day Open House, March 25, 2016; July 8, 2016; October 14, 2016
Facts About Chiropractic
Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
How to Choose a Chiropractic College
International Chiropractors Association
Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
National University of Health Sciences Florida Campus Chiropractic Medicine Program Campus Visit Day, February 27, 2016; Student for a Day, March 11, 2016
National University of Health Sciences Illinois Campus Chiropractic Medicine Program Student for a Day, February 12 and March 25, 2016; Campus Visit Day, March 5, 2016
Palmer College of Chiropractic Campus Visit Program
The Chiropractic Resource Organization
What Is Chiropractic?
World Chiropractic Alliance
Your Career in Chiropractic (pdf)



Program Length

4-5 years

Professional Schools' Organization

Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC)
Council on Chiropractic Education
Chiropractic Colleges
Chiropractic Colleges Graduate School Programs
Doctor of Chiropractic Programs

Application Service

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.
Education Requirements

Admission Exam


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.

Recommendation Letters

Individual letters, at least one of which is from a practicing DC.