Education - Doctor of Chiropractic
You will be happy to know the education your chiropractor received was very extensive and demanding. Chiropractic students undergo thorough teachings in the structure and function of the human body, how diseases occur, and how to prevent, correct, and maintain proper health. Initially chiropractors must complete a 4-year undergraduate degree. Emphasis is placed on the core sciences, including general and organic chemistry, biology, physics, anatomy, and physiology. Palmer College of Chiropractic is the fountainhead and trusted leader in chiropractic education.
Once undergraduate requirements have been met a rigorous chiropractic program begins, similar to that of medical school. Chiropractic college is a 5-year program that can be completed in around three and a half years when going to school all year round. Course requirements include extensive anatomy and physiology classes, neurology, immunology, toxicology, pathology, radiology, biomechanics, spinal and extremity adjusting techniques, along with a variety of other health sensitive subjects. For a detailed curriculum you can visit the Palmer College of Chiropractic website at www.palmer.edu
After graduation, a chiropractic license is granted by the Wisconsin Chiropractic Examining Board, from the Department of Safety and Professional Services. Requirements for licensure by the state of Wisconsin require a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, active CPR certification, Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from a board-approved chiropractic college, and successful completion of National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (parts I, II, III, and IV). Wisconsin has set a high standard for chiropractors in the state and requires some of the highest board scores nationwide. Included in this standard is the completion of 40 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years to maintain licensure. The doctors at Boots Chiropractic & Wellness Center, S.C. routinely exceed any mandatory CE requirements to ensure knowledge of latest chiropractic techniques and nutritional therapies.