Doctors of chiropractic (DC) are primary care professionals for spinal health and wellbeing who provide vital, life-changing care to over 40 million American adults. They are concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of musculoskeletal system and effects of such disorders on the nervous system and overall health. Chiropractic relieves pain, increases mobility, and optimizes performance through safe and effective spinal adjustments and manipulation.
Chiropractic colleges and universities across North America offer doctor of chiropractic degree programs that are accredited by the federally-recognized Council on Chiropractic Education.
See a complete list of ACC member programs.
Complete the required prerequisites and other admissions requirements and speak with a health professions' advisor to learn about the field.
Request information from a variety of chiropractic colleges and universities to find the right program for you.
Achieve a doctor of chiropractic degree from an accredited, four-year chiropractic education program.
Pass all four parts of the national board exam administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).
Obtain a license to practice in your state. Check with the state chiropractic licensing board to satisfy all requirements since they vary from state to state.