What kind of training does a chiropractor need?

What kind of training does a chiropractor need?

Dec 31, 2022 | FAQs

Chiropractors are required to complete a specific course of education and training in order to practice. In the United States, chiropractors must earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from an accredited chiropractic college.

To be accepted into a chiropractic college, applicants typically need to have completed at least 90 semester hours (or equivalent) of undergraduate education, including courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology. Chiropractic college programs typically take four years to complete and include a combination of classroom instruction and clinical experience.

After completing a chiropractic college program, aspiring chiropractors must pass a series of exams in order to be licensed to practice. In the United States, these exams include the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) exam and a state-specific exam. In addition, chiropractors often complete additional training in acupuncture, pediatrics, or sports. 

Dr. Jenna has her undergraduate degree in Health Science from Wichita State University. She then attended Parker University, where she underwent a doctoral program and received her doctorate in Chiropractic. She has additional training in acupuncture and pediatrics and has her Webster technique certification. 

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