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:

Classroom Hours Classroom Hours
Anatomy 540 508
Physiology 240 326
Pathology 360 401
Chemistry 165 325
Microbiology 120 114
Diagnosis 630 324
Neurology 320 112
X-Ray 360 148
Psychiatry 60 144
Obstetrics 60 148
Orthopedics 210 156
TOTAL HOURS 2,887 2,706

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.