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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 (ACA); ACA News
Chiropractic Articles
Chiropractic Career
Chiropractic Medicine Books and Articles Online
Chiropractic Medicine Career Overview
Chiropractic Resources
Chiropractic Success Stories
Chiropractor Career Guide
Chiropractor Career Overview
Chiropractor Interview
Chiropractor Occupational Outlook
ChiroWeb Online Student Information
Cleveland Chiropractic College Cleveland University-Kansas City Open House Schedule
Discover Chiropractic
Facts About Chiropractic
Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
How to Choose a Chiropractic College
International Chiropractors Association (ICA)
Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Palmer College of Chiropractic Campus Visit Program
The Chiropractic Resource Organization
What Is Chiropractic?
What You Can Do with a Chiropractic Degree
World Chiropractic Alliance (WCA)
Your Career in Chiropractic



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
Learn About Chiropractic Colleges
List of Chiropractic Schools

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.

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.