HOURS

Monday
8:00AM-12:00PM 2:30PM-6:00PM

Tuesday
2:30PM-7:00PM

Wednesday
8:00AM-12:00PM
2:30PM-6:00PM

Thursday
8:00AM-1:00PM

Friday
8:00AM-12:00PM
2:30PM-6:00PM

Saturday & Sunday
Emergency appointments only

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CHIROPRACTIC EDUCATION

Chiropractors undergo a rigorous course of study to obtain the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic. This includes a four year pre-med undergraduate degree fulfilling biology, chemistry, anatomy, physics, and humanities prerequisites. The next step is acceptance into a chiropractic college of which there are 18 in the united states. In chiropractic college students will complete 10 full time semesters (5 academic years) of study which will include Anatomy, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Diagnosis, Microbiology, Neurology, Obstetrics, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Pathology, Physiology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Philosophy, Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Extremity Adjusting, and Spinal Adjustive Techniques. On top of the course of study, students at chiropractic college are required to complete several hundred hours of a hands on clinical internship. With the completion of the course of study there is a four part national board examination that must be passed for licensure. After licensure in the desired state continuing education is required for the doctor to maintain the latest knowledge and technique to stay as current as possible. These measures assure that the doctor can provide the best care to his/her patients as possible. There are also post-graduate specializations that a doctor can pursue once licensed in a state. These specializations including, pediatrics, internists, orthopedics, radiology, sports medicine, etc. are offered to further the knowledge of a chiropractor in that specialty.

The following is a list of the major categories of study of both chiropractic students and those of their medical counterpart.

Subjects

Class Hours

Chiropractic Students

Class Hours

Medical Student

Anatomy 540 510
Chemistry 165 325
Diagnosis 630 325
Microbiology 120 115
Neurology 320 110
Obstetrics 60 150
Orthopedics 210 155
Pathology 360 400
Physiology 240 35
Psychiatry 60 145
Radiology 360 150
Hours 3065 2710
     
Additional required studies    
  Spinal Manipulation Pharmacology
  Nutrition Immunology
  Physiotherapy General Surgery
  Advanced Radiology  
  Immunology  
Total Hours 4485 4250