The Future is Here – Chiropractic Colleges


graduationhatdiplomaWhile there might be debate about where the future of chiropractic is headed, it’s certain that the colleges have a large influence.  That’s why TAC has compiled a comprehensive list of chiropractic colleges, to help illustrate the direction of the education of future chiropractors and of chiropractic as a whole. Each college has provided their primary and elective techniques, and the tools they use to teach them. Included is curriculum offered as well as enrollment. Additionally, colleges have included any curriculum changes along with an overall view of their school.

See what your alma mater is up to and check out what’s going on throughout all of the schools. For all of you mentors out there, this is a great way to help prospective students who want an overview of all the colleges before making any decisions. Contact information is also included to make getting in touch with each institution easier. Enjoy!

Cleveland Chiropractic College

Techniques offered:
• Primary: Full Spine Specific, Gonstead, Diversified
• Elective: Activator, Chiropractic Bio-physics, Soft Tissue, Flexion Distraction, Adv. Gonstead, Gonstead Sys., SOT I, SOT II, Thompson

Cleveland Chiropractic College (CCC) offers a balanced approach to the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic. CCC offers the Doctor of Chiropractic, Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Associate of Arts in Biological Sciences degrees. With a strong curriculum that stresses the structure and function of the human body, the undergraduate degree in Human Biology serves as a portal for graduate programs in a variety of health care professions. The program of study leading to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree is the major focus of CCC. The message of chiropractic care and its natural approach for the restoration and maintenance of health is being shared throughout the world.

Kansas City, MO – Established: 1922

President: Carl S. Cleveland III, D.C.
Current enrollment: 402 in DC program/100 in BS program
DC Curriculum duration: 9 & 12 trimester programs
Other programs: AA in Biological Sciences, BS in Human Biology
Technique instruments: Activator Instrument & Table, Thompson Drop, Flexion Distraction Tables
Diagnostic tools/courses: All standard diagnostic instruments; 792 credit units of diagnostic coursework.
Postgraduate courses: Schedules are posted on the website (
Changes in curriculum for 2006: In progress.
Other associations affiliated: NBCE, FCLB, and others.
Contact info: 6401 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64131
Admissions: (816) 501-0319; [email protected]
Continuing Education: (816) 501-0113; [email protected]
Alumni Assn: (816) 501-0139; [email protected]

Los Angeles, CA – Established: 1950

President: Carl S. Cleveland, III, D.C.
Current enrollment: 355 in DC program/143 in BS program
DC Curriculum duration: 9 & 12 trimester programs
Other programs: Associate of Arts in Biological Sciences; Bachelor of Science in Human Biology
Technique instruments: drop tables, F-D tables, Nervoscope, SOT blocks and benches
Diagnostic tools/courses:
Tools: dynamanometer, double-headed stethoscopes, arthrodial protractors, audiometer, doppler ultrasound; reflex hammers and pinwheels; blood pressure cuffs 
Courses: Normal Radiographic Anatomy, X-ray Physics, Skeletal Radiology I, X-ray Radiology Procedures, Skeletal Radiology II, Soft Tissue Radiology, X-ray Case Presentation, Special Imaging, Clinical Lab Diagnosis, NMS Diagnosis I/Physical, NMS Diagnosis II/Clinical, Physical Diagnosis, HEENT Diagnosis, Cardiopulmonary/Endocrine Diagnosis, GI/GU Diagnosis, Clinical Neurology, Geriatrics, Dermatology, Differential Diagnosis.
Postgraduate courses: monthly twelve-hour relicensure seminars and monthly CPR classes
Other associations affiliated: CCE, ACC, CCA, ICA, ACA.
Contact info: 590 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA  90004
Admissions: (323) 906-2094; [email protected]
Continuing Education: (323) 906-2108; [email protected]
Alumni Assn: (323) 906-2108; [email protected]

Life Chiropractic College West
Hayward, CA – Established: 1976

Techniques offered:
• Primary: Diversified, Gonstead, Integrated Drop Table (including Thompson, Chiropractic Biophysics, and Pierce-Stillwagon), NUCCA, Toggle recoil, and Extremity adjusting
• Elective: Activator, SOT, BEST, NUCCA II, Adv. Biophysics, and Adv. Activator

In January 2006, Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW) will celebrate its silver anniversary. Our president, Gerard W. Clum, will complete 25 years of service to the College and he stands with Dr. Carl Cleveland, III, as the longest in tenure at the presidential level at this time.

LCCW has been a leader in the implementation of technology in chiropractic education. The campus of Life West was the first 100% wirelessly Internet accessible campus in chiropractic education. The College pioneered the use and instruction of computed radiography and the College’s Health Center has been a beta test site for the development of paperless patient files in chiropractic education.

Most recently, the College has welcomed the installation of the first weight-bearing MRI system in an academic setting in North America, This is the first system of its kind in chiropractic education worldwide. Accompanying this technology is the installation of digital motion X-ray (DMX). Additionally, non-invasive neurological testing such as nerve conduction velocity and evoked potentials testing have been made available on the College’s campus.

The College seeks to be the leader in the application of assessment technology to assist and support the chiropractic patient and the chiropractor. This technology emphasis is designed to add greater dimension to the measures of dysfunction and recovery of patients under chiropractic care as well as to assist the chiropractor in better understanding how and when to best apply chiropractic care.

President: Gerard W. Clum, D.C. (1981-present)
Established: Pacific States Chiropractic College was established in 1976 and became Life Chiropractic College West in January 1981.
Current enrollment: 450 students
DC Curriculum duration: 12 quarters/4 academic years
Postgraduate courses: See the Continuing Education section at
Changes in curriculum for 2006: The College is expanding its imaging curriculum to include greater emphasis on matters related to MRI (weight-bearing and recumbent), digital imaging, guidelines (incl. ACOEM and Colossus), impairment rating and disability evaluation and ergonomics.
Other associations affiliated: CCE, ACC, WFC
Contact info: 25001 Industrial Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545; (800) 788-4476, (510) 780-4500 voice; (510) 780-4525, Fax;, [email protected]
Admissions: (800) 788-4476; (510) 780-4500, Ext. 4501,voice; (510) 780-4525, Fax; [email protected]
Continuing Education: (510) 780-4500, Ext. 4508; (510) 780-4518, Fax; [email protected]
Alumni Affairs: (510) 780-4500, Ext. 2420; (510) 780-4528, Fax; [email protected]

Life University
Marietta, GA – Established: 1975

Techniques offered:
• Primary: Full Spine/Div, Toggle Recoil, Thompson, SOT, Gonstead
• Elective: Atlas Orthogonal, Activator Methods, Network, HIO Knee Chest, Cranial/Visceral, Pediatric, Blair

Life University is located in Marietta, Georgia, just minutes away from Atlanta, the cultural, recreational and economic capital of the Southeast. Life’s gorgeous 90-acre campus boasts some of the finest learning and sports facilities in the Southeast. Life University offers small class sizes, personalized attention from faculty and a caring and supportive environment. Students can come from high school and complete their required undergraduate coursework prior to entering the doctor of chiropractic program.

Life University’s College of Chiropractic offers its students the highest quality chiropractic education in a multidisciplinary environment. Life emphasizes technique, philosophy, the basic sciences (especially as related to neuroanatomy and neurophysiology), and hands on clinical application leading to preparing its graduates to be successful in all facets of practice.

President: Guy Riekeman, D.C.
Current enrollment: College of Chiropractic, 810; Masters Programs, 27; Undergraduate Programs, 435
DC Curriculum duration: 14 quarters
Other programs: Associate of Science Degrees in Computer Information Management and Nutrition Technology, Bachelor of Science Degrees in Business Administration, Computer Information Management, Biology, Nutrition and Dietetics
Diagnostic tools: Analagraph/Nervoscope and TyTron
Postgraduate courses: A complete listing is available at
Other associations affiliated: CCE, ICA, WCA
Changes in curriculum for 2006: Continuing implementation of Clinical Education Track. Resequencing basic science courses to enhance students’ preparation for National Board Exams.
Contact info: 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, GA 30060
Admissions: (800) 543-3202, (770) 426-2884, [email protected]
Continuing Education: (800) 543-3406, (770) 426-2753, [email protected]
Alumni Assn: (800) 543-3203, (770) 426-2925

Logan College of Chiropractic
Chesterfield, MO – Established: 1935

Techniques offered:
• Primary: Logan Basic, Specific, Diversified
• Elective: Activator Methods, AK, Gonstead, Soft Tissue, Thompson, Upper Cervical, Active Release Technique, Flexion Distraction (COX), SOT

Logan College is a state-of-art facility located on a 112-acre campus in Chesterfield, Missouri, a suburb located on the western edge of the St. Louis metropolitan area, just 30 minutes from downtown.

The college boasts a 92 percent graduation rate, and at $6,160 tuition per term.  It is among the lowest-cost colleges in the ACC, with a student/faculty ratio of 12:1.

Logan College also operates eight clinics throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.

President: George A. Goodman, D.C., F.I.C.C.
Current enrollment: 949 DC/100 undergraduate students
DC Curriculum duration: 10 trimesters, 5 academic years or 3.3 calendar years
Other programs: BS Human Biology, BS Life Science, and also offers 263 business-related courses
Technique instruments: Typical diagnostic tools, plus EKG and Spiro meter, diagnostic imaging, in house X-ray, Dexa scan units to measure bone density.  For postural analysis, SAM machines and computerized PosturePro. Physical diagnosis courses in trimesters 5 & 6 cover the physical examination and diagnostic use of many of these instruments. Clinical Science Division courses provide information regarding diagnostic decision-making strategies in specific areas.
Postgraduate courses: Wide variety of post-graduate CE classes on a regular basis.
Contact info: 1851 Schoettler Road, P.O. Box 1065, Chesterfield, MO 63006; (800) 782-3344 or (636) 227-2100;
Admissions: (800) 533-9210; [email protected]
Continuing Education: (800) 842-3234; [email protected]
Alumni Assn: (636) 227-2100, Ext. 2401; [email protected]

National University of Health Sciences
Lombard, IL – Established: 1906

Techniques offered:
• Primary: Diversified, Flexion Distraction, Motion Palpation, Graston, Nimmo
• Elective: Graston

The DC program at National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) has a strong science based foundation with an emphasis on primary care and a baccalaureate degree requirement for entrance.

NUHS is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, and the CCE.

President: James F. Winterstein, D. C.
Current enrollment: 345 DC students, 125 Massage Therapy students, 25 Pre-requisite program students
DC Curriculum duration: 10 trimesters
Other programs: Massage Therapy, Pre-requisite Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Technique instruments: drop table, toggle board, Graston tools
Diagnostic tools/courses: Typical diagnostic tools plus MRI, Gastroenterology-Genital-Urinary and Reproductive Diagnosis, Cardiology and Respiratory Diagnosis, Neurology, Problem Solving, Chiropractic Primary Care, EENT, Psychopathology & Health Psychology, Orthopedics 1 & 2, Fundamentals of Imaging 1—Arthritis/Trauma, Fundamentals of Imaging 2—Tumor/Tumor-Like, Fundamentals of Imaging 3—Chest & Abdomen, Radiographic Positioning/Adv Imaging, Radiology Management/Report Writing. Students learn to interpret the radiologist’s report and determine when to order the following studies: Magnetic Resonance, Computerized Tomography, Bone Scans, GI/GU contrast and Diagnostic Ultrasound, Electrocardiography and Electromyography.
Postgraduate courses: Acupuncture Diplomate Program (300 Hours); Chiropractic Sports Physician Diplomate Program (300 Hours); Electro-diagnosis (150 hours); Orthopedics Diplomate Program (360 Hours); Master of Science in Advanced Practice; Master of Science in Radiology; and many more on a regular basis.
Other associations affiliated: FIICU, ACA, ICS, AACP, and more.
Contact info: 200 E. Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148
Admissions: (800) 826-6285; [email protected]
Continuing Education: (630) 889-6623; [email protected]
Alumni Assn: (630) 889-6701; [email protected] 

New York Chiropractic College
Seneca Falls, NY – Established: 1919

Techniques offered:
• Primary: Diversified, Flexion Distraction
• Elective: Activator Methods, Thompson, SOT, AK, Graston, Nimmo

Excellence, the hallmark of NYCC, is reflected in every aspect of the College’s academic offerings, impressive faculty, and 286 acre campus nestled amidst Upstate New York’s picturesque Finger Lakes. Its students enjoy state-of-the art anatomical dissection laboratories, and an on-campus integrated health center that features chiropractic, family medicine, acupuncture and oriental medicine and massage. Home to the most advanced teaching/learning facilities in chiropractic education, including amphitheater-style lecture halls with state-of-the-art multimedia facilities, NYCC prides its successful efforts at healthcare integration among hospitals, the VA Healthcare system and military health facilities where student interns engage in clinical rotations.

President: Frank J.Nicchi, D.C., M.S.
Current enrollment: 681
DC Curriculum duration: 10 trimesters
Other programs: Bachelor of Professional Studies, Masters of Science in Acupuncture, Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Masters of Science in Diagnostic Imaging, and fellowship opportunities in the Basic Sciences, Chiropractic Clinical Sciences, and Clinical.
Diagnostic courses: Orthopedic and Neurological Diagnosis, Physical Examination Diagnosis, General Diagnosis, Radiographic Diagnosis, Laboratory Diagnosis
Diagnostic tools: Those consistent with physical, orthopedic, and neurological evaluation.
Postgraduate courses: See complete listing on website found under Post-Graduate, Seminar Listings.
Other associations affiliated: WFC, ACA, ACC, CCE, and more.
Contact info: 2360 State Route 89, Seneca Falls, NY 13148; (800) 234-NYCC;
Admissions: (800) 234-6922, Ext. 3040; [email protected]
Continuing Education: (800) 434-3955 or (516) 796-5923; Fax, (516) 735-3037; [email protected]
Alumni Assn: (800) 234-6922, Ext. 3065; [email protected]

Northwestern Health Sciences University
Blomington, MN – Established: 1941

Techniques offered:
“Northwestern Integrated Methods”
• Primary: Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Motion Palpation, Upper Cervical, Toggle Recoil, Nimmo Receptor Tonus, Flexion Distraction, SOT, Logan Basic, Graston, Extremities, Soft Tissue & Rehab
• Elective and advanced study: Gonstead, Activator Methods, Mo0tion POalpation, NUCCA, Atlas Orthogonal, SOT, Flexion Distraction, Graston

Northwestern Health Sciences University offers limited enrollment of less than 1,000 students allows for a more personal and close-knit atmosphere among its international student body; a 25-acre campus filled with outstanding educational resources including 230,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, clinics and top-notch facilities located in Bloomington, Minn.; small class sizes and easy access to a world-renowned faculty of DCs, PhDs, MDs and LAcs; a Career Services Center to assist in job placement following graduation; pioneering programs in the University’s six public clinics, which total 60,000 patient visits per year; the leading natural health care research center in the US, with more than $5 million in research studies funded since 1991; and integrated programs in chiropractic, acupuncture, Oriental medicine, and massage therapy.

President: Alfred Traina, D.C.
Current enrollment: 850 students
DC Curriculum duration: 10 trimesters
Other programs: Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Integrative Health and Wellness, Bachelor of Science in Human Biology
Technique instruments: Drop-piece tables; side-posture UC-specific tables; various F-D tables; pelvic boards and blocks; Act mallets; Graston instruments; Nervoscope; and Subluxation Station.
Diagnostic tools/courses: All manner of physical diagnosis equipment (i.e., stethoscope, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, sphygmomanometer, EKG, spirometer, thermometer, reflex hammer, goniometer, posture analyzer, etc.) used in a variety of courses, including Methods 1-7, Physical Diagnosis, Neuromusculoskeletal Diagnosis 1-3, EENT Diagnosis, Clinical Pathology 1 and 2, Clinical Internship 1-5, GI/GU Diagnosis, Cardio-respiratory Diagnosis, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Mental Health 1 and 2, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, and Health and the Older Person.
Postgraduate courses: Visit
Changes in curriculum for 2006: Anticipate reconvening of the Year 1 and 2 ad hoc committees to again take up the reconciliation of the curriculum with the Year 1 and 2 consensus learning objectives developed in 2003; modification of the T7 Developmental Assessment; im-plementation of a T3 or 4 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
Contact info: 2501 W. 84th St., Bloomington, MN 55431
Admissions: (952) 888-4777, Ext. 409; [email protected]
Continuing Education: (952) 888-4777, Ext. 249; [email protected]
Alumni Assn: (952) 885-5412, [email protected]

Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport, IA – Established: 1897

Techniques offered:
• Primary: Upper Cervical, Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Extremities, Motion Palpation, Toggle Recoil, Biomechanics, Cervical Technique, Thoracolumbar Technique, Pelvis Technique
• Special Programs Elective Courses: Pierce, Pro-Adjuster, Gonstead Cervical/Thoracic, Gonstead Lumbar/Pelvic, Logan Basic, Lumbar Distraction, Thompson, Activator Methods, NUCCA, SOT I, SOT II, Blair, Pettibon, Upper Cervical Adv, Atlas Orthogonal

Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport Campus (The Fountainhead)

President: Donald Kern, D.C.
Current enrollment: 1,610 students
DC Curriculum duration: 10 trimesters
Other programs: Master of Science in Anatomy; Master of Science in Clinical Research; Bachelor of Science in General Science; Associate of Science in Chiropractic Technology; Certified Clinical Assistant; Certified Office Assistant
Contact info: 1000 Brady St., Davenport, IA 52803; (563) 884-5000;
Admissions: (800) 722-3648; [email protected]
Continuing Education (Palmer Institute for Professional Advancement): (800) 452-5032;

Palmer College of Chiropractic West

President: Peter Martin, D.C.
Current enrollment: 350 students
90 E. Tasman Dr., San Jose, CA 95134; (408) 944-6000
Admissions: (866) 303 -7939; [email protected]

Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida

Acting Senior Campus Administrator: Donald Gran, D.C.
Current enrollment: 428 students
4777 City Center Parkway, Port Orange, FL 32129; (386) 763-2709
Admissions: (866) 585-9677; [email protected]
Alumni Association: (800) 772-2586; [email protected]

Parker College of Chiropractic
Dallas, TX – Established: 1982

Techniques offered:
• Primary: Nine (9) techniques are offered, low force to high velocity and high force.  All nine techniques must be mastered prior to graduation
• Elective: Basic sciences in the Bachelor of Arts in Anatomy Degree program and BEST techniques in the DC degree program

One of the unique features of the education at Parker College is intensive training for students in the work of the late Dr. James W. Parker. Students learn his principles for success in business, life, healing and practice as chiropractic professionals. These principles are taught through the curriculum and through The Parker Seminars, which are available to students when the seminars are held each year in Dallas. With its state-of-the-art learning facilities, outstanding faculty and beautifully constructed and maintained campus, Parker College of Chiropractic offers excellent educational opportunities. Preparing professionals in the healing art of chiropractic and for success in business make Parker College an exceptional institution of higher learning.

President: Fabrizio Mancini, D.C., F.I.C.C, F.A.C.C
Current enrollment: 960 students
DC Curriculum duration: 9 trimesters
Other programs: Doctor of Chiropractic degree and Bachelor of Science in Anatomy degree
Technique instruments: Require Activator gun and various SOT Blocks
Diagnostic tools: Students are required to purchase a complete diagnostic kit prior to the fifth trimester.  Representatives from Welch Allyn are on campus to explain various benefits of the kit components.
Postgraduate courses: Acupuncture, Animal Chiropractic, Chiropractic Pediatric, Clinical Neurology, Scoliosis Correction, Extremity Adjusting, and Bone Health.
Changes in curriculum for 2006: Curriculum is dynamic.  Changes must be submitted to the Commission on Curriculum and Grades, a subcommittee of the Parker Faculty Senate.
Other associations affiliated: Accredited by the specialized professional accreditation agency, CCE; SACS also accredits Parker College to award the DC degree and the BS in Anatomy.
Contact info: 2500 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX  75229
Admissions: (800) GET-MYDC; [email protected]
Continuing Education: (800) 266-4723; [email protected]
Alumni Assn: (888) 727-5338; [email protected]

Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
Spartanburg, SC – Established:1973

Techniques offered:
• Primary: Toggle Recoil, Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Pierce
• Elective: Atlas Orthogonal, Blair, Activator Methods, Pediatric

Founded in 1973, Sherman College is a private college offering the doctor of chiropractic degree and was named after Lyle Sherman, D.C., a pioneer in the development of modern chiropractic. The college is home to a growing and diverse population of approximately 375 students. The 80-acre campus is ideally located in Spartanburg, SC, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The college’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center provides more than 30,000 patient visits each year. In addition, Sherman College students are active in the Spartanburg community, participating in more than 200 events each year. The college’s annual Lyceum program brings more than 1,000 people to campus, and regularly scheduled continuing education courses attract doctors of chiropractic from across the country and around the world.

President: Jerry L. Hardee, Ed.D.
Current enrollment: 380 students
DC Curriculum duration: 3 years, 6 months
Technique instruments: Thermographic instrumentation for the determination of pattern, various tables and equipment necessary for proper application of adjusting techniques
Diagnostic tools/courses: Regular physical examination and X-ray equipment.  The didactic program includes microbiology and lab diagnosis laboratories.  Case History, Physical Exam I and II, Neuropathophysiology, NMS Diagnosis, Orthopedics, Cardio Diagnosis, Lab Diagnosis I and II, Clinical Reasoning, Tumors and Arthritis, Soft Tissue Pathology, Hard Tissue Pathology, Emergency Procedures and BBP, Diagnosis Review, Dermatology/Toxicology, OBGyn, X-ray Lab and X-ray Review, Pediatrics/Geriatrics
Postgraduate courses: Seminars offered in basic and clinical sciences as well as principles of practice and philosophy. The College offers a certification series in Atlas Orthogonal technique and UC Diplomate program, a yearly International Research and Philosophy Symposium and Lyceum
Changes in curriculum for 2006: The College has been phasing in a curriculum revision (course re-sequencing and additional courses) since January 2004.
Other associations affiliated: ACC, CCE, NAICU, SACS and more.
Contact info: P.O. Box 1452, 2020 Springfield Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29304; (800) 849-8771; Fax (864) 599-4860;
Admissions: (800) 849-8771, Ext. 1200; [email protected]
Continuing Education: (800) 849-8771, Ext. 1229; [email protected]
Alumni Assn: (800) 849-8771, Ext. 1277; [email protected]

Southern California University of Health Sciences
Whittier, CA – Established: 1911

Techniques offered:

The ADVANTAGE Program initiated in 1990, emphasizes professional competencies rather than academic subjects. Students participate in varied learning exercises, which focus upon the individual as a self-directed learner.

The new motto of Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) is “Healing, Evolved”—which describes the experience of SCU students—they start by thinking as a practitioner, then move on to acting like a practitioner…and complete the program by becoming a practitioner.

President: Reed B. Phillips, D.C., Ph.D., D.A.C.B.R.
Current enrollment: 750 students
DC Curriculum duration: 3 years
Other programs: Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM)
Technique instruments: Please refer to the Academic Programs/LACC section of the SCU Academic Catalog, posted on the SCU web site,
Diagnostic tools/courses: Please refer to the Academic Programs/LACC section of the SCU Academic Catalog, posted on the SCU web site,
Postgraduate courses: Please refer to the Postgraduate Education section of the SCU Academic Catalog, posted on the SCU web site,
Changes in curriculum for 2006: The ADVANTAGE Program has evolved into ADVANTAGE II, providing even more “hands-on” experience, starting within the first few weeks of a student’s program, with courses integrated and correlated with one another within each trimester and between trimesters to assure an even flow of sequenced learning experiences.
Other associations affiliated: WASC; CCA of the CCE; CBCE; NBCE
Contact info: 16200 E. Amber Valley Drive, Whittier, CA 90604;
Admissions: (562) 902-3309; [email protected]
Continuing Education: (562) 902-3379
Alumni Assn: (562) 902-3339

University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic
Bridgeport, CT – Established: 1991

Techniques offered:
• Primary: Diversified – 738 Hours of Chiropractic Technique Skill

The University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic is the first university-based college of chiropractic in the US and the only chiropractic program in metropolitan northeast.

President: Neil Albert Salonen
Dean: Frank A. Zolli
Current enrollment: 196 students
DC Curriculum duration: 8 Semesters/4 academic years
Other programs: UB-College of Naturopathic Medicine, UB-Acupuncture Institute, UB-MS. Human Nutrition
Diagnostic tools/courses: Standard physical examination equipment, 1950 hours of course/clinical work requiring DX equipment
Changes in curriculum for 2006: New curriculum to be introduced
Contact info: Michael B. Grandison, Director of Chiropractic Admissions, 126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Admissions: (203) 576-4348; [email protected]
Continuing Education: Richard P. Saporito, Director of Chiropractic Continuing Education, (203) 576-4335; [email protected]
Alumni Assn: (203) 576-4133; [email protected]

Texas Chiropractic College
Pasadena, TX – Established: 1908

Techniques offered:
• Primary: Diversified
• Electives: Activator Methods I & Activator Methods II, Advanced Emergency Cardiac Care, Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology, Laboratory Technique, Minor Surgery, Research II

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as well as the CCE, Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) Interns’ clinical experience takes place in TCC’s multidisciplinary, 18,000 sq. ft. outpatient clinic, the Moody Health Center. TCC offers rotations through almost 30 hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices throughout southeast Texas, including the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.

With its 20-year history of placing interns in multidisciplinary rotations throughout the southeast region of Texas, TCC is a respected leader in chiropractic education. With the changes that are taking place within its curriculum, TCC will be on the leading edge of integrative healthcare and chiropractic education not only in this country but also in the world.

President: Richard G. Brassard, D.C.
Established: Third oldest chiropractic college in the nation, founded in 1908 in San Antonio, TX. Moved to its pre-sent location in Pasadena, TX, in 1965.
Current Enrollment: 517 students
DC Curriculum duration: 5 years accelerated to 3 1/3 years
Other programs: TCC offers accelerated undergraduate studies in order for students to meet the science prerequisites of the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program. The college also offers a Bachelor of Science degree with majors available in Human Biology or Public Health.
Special advanced studies in: Anatomy, Microbiology, Pathology, Physiology, Technique
Technique instruments: Standard instruments and tools used within chiropractic colleges
Diagnostic tools/courses: Usual instrumentation necessary for physical examination
Postgraduate courses: Approximately 200 Continuing Education courses ranging in topics as varied as Manipulation Under Anesthesia, Bone & Joint Health, Adv Nutritional Solutions, AK Certification, Acupuncture Certification, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Sports Injuries on the Field Emphasis–Lumbosacral Injuries.
Changes in curriculum for 2006: Texas Chiropractic College will be working closely with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston on curricular change/development as a “satellite” CAM educational institution. Basic Science Courses in Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Public Health will be co-taught with the UTMB faculty via teleconference. There also will be a revision in sequencing of courses, which will be shared with UTMB exchange students.  A capstone course, Mechanisms–Mechanics, will be shared with UTMB students, and a CAM capstone course will be taught through teleconference with UTMB. An evidence-based research course will be co-taught with UTMB as well. Additionally, UTMB students will rotate through TCC’s Moody Health Center for two-to-four weeks while TCC interns enter into a three-month UTMB family practice rotation.
Other associations affiliated: ACC, ACA, CCE, and more.
Contact info: Sandra Hughes, D.C., Director of Admissions, 5912 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX 77505;
Continuing Education: (800) 533-9822; [email protected]
Admissions: (800) 468-6839; [email protected]
Alumni Assn: (800) 822-2586; [email protected]

Western States Chiropractic College
Portland, OR – Established: 1904

Techniques offered:
• Primary: Diversified
• Elective: Gonstead

The mission of Western States Chiropractic College is to educate students in the art, science, and philosophy of chiropractic; to cultivate those skills and attitudes that will foster clinical decision-making based on established chiropractic procedures, scientific knowledge, integrity, and a genuine concern for humankind; and to prepare its students for their role as primary care physicians, competent in diagnosis and in the chiropractic management of patients’ health-care needs.  The College is also committed to sponsoring active research, programs for post-graduate education, and training for ancillary personnel and services which benefit the general community.

President: Joseph Brimhall, D.C.
DC Curriculum duration: 12 Quarters
Other programs: Bachelor of Science in Human Biology
Diagnostic tools and courses: Stethoscope, otoopthalmoscope, sphyg, and other diagnostic instruments associated with physical examination procedures, clinical laboratory procedures, X-ray procedures, and PT procedures.
Other associations affiliated: Accredited by CCE and NWCCU; ACA
Contact info: 2900 NE 132nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97230
Office of Admissions: (800) 641-5641; (503) 251-5734; [email protected]
Continuing Education Dept: (800) 215-3716; (503) 251-5719; [email protected]
Alumni Assn: (800) 618-4533; (503) 251-5713; [email protected]

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