Chiropractic Q&A

Although it isn't an official educational requirement for admission, some state licensing boards require a degree in order to practice. Students may want to complete a bachelor's degree prior to entering the Doctor of Chiropractic.

Each school outlines its specific requirements.  See the matrix on our Academic Requirements page and check with the institution directly.

Chiropractic colleges have rolling admissions. Schools operate on a semester, trimester and quarterly basis so check with the individual schools.

The accrediting agency for chiropractic institutions allows schools to consider applicants with various learning backgrounds. Check with the individual schools for more information.

Traditionally chiropractic has been a male dominated profession but that is recently changing. Inquiries are now 50-50%. We will see this shift to more female students becoming more pronounced in the future.

Yes, check with the individual schools in order to evaluate your personal situation.

Students attend classes on a year-round schedule (including breaks) and complete their studies in three and one-third years.

Similar to chiropractic, physical therapy addresses a range of issues, such as fibromyalgia, sports injuries, or any condition that causes a decrease in physical ability and day-to-day function. Physical therapy and chiropractic similarly address a range of issues, such as fibromyalgia, sports injuries, or any condition that causes a decrease in physical ability and day-to-day function. Physical therapy treatments assist a patient in improving strength, flexibility, coordination and mobility with a series of exercises designed to work out specific areas of the body. Through chiropractic, you regain nerve function and spinal alignment, while physical therapy will serve to assist you with improved strength and a better range of motion.

Explore the many career opportunities available to you after  receiving your doctor of chiropractic degree: • Solo practitioner • Associate • Sports team chiropractor • VA/DoD chiropractor • Corporate chiropractor • Integrative chiropractic group practitioner • Educator • Researcher • Administrator