WHAT KIND OF TRAINING DO CHIROPRACTORS RECEIVE?

Chiropractors receive four years academic years of training, after receiving an undergraduate degree. They pass national board examinations similar to those doctors of medicine must take. Doctors of Chiropractic are licensed in all 50 states and make up the third largest licensed health care provider group, after medicine and dentistry, in the United States.

Chiropractic Education
Class Hours
Subject Medical Education
Class Hours
520 Anatomy 508
420 Physiology 326
271 Pathology 335
300 Chemistry 325
114 Bacteriology 130
370 Diagnosis 374
320 Neurology 112
217 X-ray 148
65 Psychiatry 144
65 Obstetrics & Gynecology 198
225 Orthopedics 156
     
2,887 Total Hours 2,756

In addition, Doctors of Chiropractic and Doctors of Medicine have additional subjects related to their specialty.