American Chiropractic

Chiropractic versus Medical Education

Chiropractic versus Medical Education

Chiropractic education versus Medical education

Chiropractors go through an immense amount of education to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (a.k.a. D.C.) degree.

Their collegiate agenda is as follows:


  • A graduate of a four-year college.
  • Completion of at least two years of undergraduate study with a focus on the sciences.
  • Four years of chiropractic education.
  • Complete mandatory internships. 
  • A minimum of 900 hours of work in a chiropractic clinic. 
  • Pass written and oral board examinations at the national and state levels (U.S. and Canada) upon graduation. 


A chiropractor may choose to advance their degree in an area of specialty.  

These areas include:  Chiropractic Neurology, Radiology, Sports Medicine as well as many other fields.

Chiropractic Education Education Subject Medical Education
Education Class hours   Education Class hours
 520 Anatomy 508
420 Physiology 326
271 Pathology 335
300 Chemistry 325
114 Bacteriology 130
370 Diagnosis 374
320 Neurology 112
217 Roentgen 148
65 Psychiatry 144
65 Obstetrics-Gynecology 198
225 Orthopedics 156
2.887 Total hours 2.756
Adjusting, Manipulation, Kinesiology and other similar basic subjects related to their specialty. Other compulsory subjects Pharmacology, Immunology, general surgery and other similar basic subjects related to their specialty.
4.485 Grand Total Class Hours 4.248

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Bodie R. Dorrance, B.Sc., D.C.

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