Becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine requires four years of undergraduate training in the sciences, normally following a pre-med track. There are an additional four years spent in chiropractic school. The first two years are centered around classroom and lab-learning, while the final two years are in a clinical environment. The licensing exam is four parts; the first and second are administered after the second and third years in school, respectively. The third and fourth are taken six and nine months after graduation.
Becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine requires 4 or 5 years of chiropractic college, which includes 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience.
Most programs require the following:
- A bachelor’s degree or at least 90 semester credits
- Completion of the following course work:
- General Chemistry w/lab, Organic Chemistry w/lab, Biology w/lab, Physics w/lab
Standardized tests are not required by most colleges for entrance.
To become a licensed chiropractor, you must take a board examination through the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).
Content provided by PPHS students Becca Gorrie and Emma Honeyman