Study chiropractic

How do I get into a chiropractic education program?

Entrance requirements

Chiropractic education programs require at least 3 years of undergraduate education, and most require a bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate studies must include a prescribed number of prerequisite courses, as defined by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), an accrediting agency of the US Department of Education.

Standard Requirements

Chiropractic education programs have rolling admissions throughout the year and operate on semesters, trimesters and quarters. Check with the program in which you are interested to learn more about its specific academic requirements, course curriculum, and admission deadlines.

Where to study?

Best Chiropractic Schools Guide 2024

Read our definitive guide to accredited Doctor of Chiropractic programs across North America.

Find a school

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College(CMCC)

Toronto, Ontario

CMCC is an evidence-based leader in chiropractic education and research with collaborative relationships with universities, hospitals and other chiropractic institutions worldwide.

Cleveland University Kansas City (CUKC)

Overland Park, Kansas

Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is made up of people who all want the same thing – to make a real difference in healthcare and the lives of others. We provide a balanced approach to chiropractic and the health sciences. CUKC fosters a community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who are tightly bonded by a shared passion for wellness and to help each other succeed.

D’Youville University

Buffalo, New York

D’Youville offers the first chiropractic program in a liberal arts college setting and truly integrated with traditional healthcare fields.

Institut Franco-European De Chiropraxie (IFEC)

Toulouse, France

IFEC is the only Chiropractic school in France. IFEC is recognised by the French Ministry of Health and is accredited by the European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE).

Keiser University

Clearwater, Florida

The rigorous Doctor of Chiropractic program at Keiser University prepares graduates to truly make a difference by relieving patients’ pain, improving their mobility, and guiding them to lead healthier lives.

Life University

Marietta, Georgia

Life University’s Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree is a rigorous, 14-quarter program that typically takes students four years to complete. The combination of sciences, philosophy, practice management and real-world clinical applications in Life University’s Doctor of Chiropractic program gives students an engaged curriculum that one could only describe as exceptional.