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Chiropractors go through an immense amount of schooling to receive a "Doctor of Chiropractic" degree (also known as D.C.) Their collegiate agenda is as follows:

  • Complete at least (2) years undergraduate study, with strong focus on the sciences
  • Four years of chiropractic education
  • Mandatory internships
  • At least 900 hours of work in a chiropractic clinic
  • After graduating, must pass a written and oral board exam at the national and individual state levels

Chiropractic Student Hours

Class Description

Medical Student Hours

520

Anatomy

508

420

Physiology

326

271

Pathology

335

300

Chemistry

325

114

Bacteriology

130

370

Diagnosis

374

320

Neurology

112

217

X-Ray

148

65

Psychiatry

144

65

Obstetrics & Gynecology

198

225

Orthopedics

156

2887

Total Hours

2756

1598

Specialty Courses

1492

4485

Entire Total Hours

4248

  • Classroom hours based on the review of curriculum catalogs from eleven chiropractic colleges and twenty-two medical schools in the United States. (1996)
  • A similar review was based on the 1988-89 Association of American Colleges Curriculum Directory (Vickie Ahari, Editor) and the 1988-89 Chiropractic College Admissions and Curriculum Directory (K. Magarian and K. McNamee, Editors). It found that the minimum Chiropractic college hours were 2,419, while the minimum Medical school hours were 2,047.

Dr. Knapp's Selected Continuing Education

  • MRI and Chiropractic
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome, muscle dysfunction, and myofacial pain
  • Advanced muscle palpation
  • Pathology of the intervertebral disc: imaging and clinical implications
  • Assessment of common clinical disorders diagnosis - imaging - management
  • The practical application of chiropractic principles in the year 2000

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