Today’s Doctor of Chiropractic receives an extensive educational background. After three years of Pre-Chiropractic study, candidates for the Doctor of Chiropractic program enter a four-year course of study. Chiropractic education is comprised of similar hours of study relative to human physiology as that of a Medical Doctor. Education differs most significantly in that Medical practitioners will receive training in Pharmacology and Surgical procedures and Chiropractors will receive training in the care of the spine. Today’s Chiropractor is well trained to assist you to reach your optimal health and well-being goals.

Chiropractic Education compared to Medical Education:

CHIROPRACTICMEDICAL
Classroom HoursClassroom Hours
Anatomy540508
Physiology240326
Pathology360401
Chemistry165325
Microbiology120114
Diagnosis630324
Neurology320112
X-Ray360148
Psychiatry60144
Obstetrics60148
Orthopedics210156
TOTAL HOURS2,8872,706

Chiropractic is the world’s third-largest diagnosing health care profession in the world. Today, over 60,000 Doctors of Chiropractic are practicing in over 60 countries around the world. Research into Chiropractic continues at institutions all over the world.