Chiropractor Education and Training
Chiropractors complete 3 to 4 years of undergraduate education, a 4-year chiropractic college program, and must be licensed by the state in which they practice. The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), an agency recognized by the United States Office of Education, is responsible for accreditation of programs and institutions that offer the doctor of chiropractic degree.
During the first 2 years of the chiropractic program, students focus on the basic sciences, such as anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and pathology. The final 2 years concentrates on manipulation techniques and courses in diagnosis, neurology, orthopaedics, physiological therapeutics, rehabilitation, nutrition, geriatrics, pediatrics. During the last year of school, chiropractic students treat patients under the direction of licensed doctors of chiropractic.