Educational and Professional Requirements

Educational Requirements:

  • General Bachelors Degree (General Science is best)
  • Doctor of Chiropractic Degree
  • Complete a Clinical Internship

Professional Requirements:

  • Pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners examinations
  • Requirements vary by state

Top Chiropractic Colleges

University of Western States

University of Western States is located in Portland, OR. They offer start dates for students in October as well as January. Enrollment of UWS numbers under 500 and UWS has a very high pass rate.
University of Western States has a faculty ratio of 10;1, and the Chiropractic course offered is known to be rigorous and full time, however prepares students well for real world Chiropractic.
This University is in the beautiful city of Portland, which was rated as one of the Top 10 cities in the Nation to live in. Students have a structured program, however, they have the option of taking many elective courses to better their skills in certain areas.
The program at UWS gives students the option of studying abroad, which is a life experience and can open many doors for students. There are many financial aide options for students such as the federal student loan program. Indirectly, (including books, tuition, living, etc.) one year of studying at UWS costs about $47,537. Direct cost of tuition is $28,672 yearly.

Texas Chiropractic College

Texas Chiropractic College is located in Pasadena, Texas. The facilities offered at TCC get students ready for practicing Chiropractic on day one. TCC offers the Moody Health Center, the Yasunori Iwama Education Center, a Learning Resource Center, and much more to get students ready for their profession.
Texas Chiropractic College has a student faculty ratio of 7:1, and a student population of under 300. A full-time student's tuition not including fees is $10,815 per Trimester.
Three core research domains of TCC are Health Promotion and Prevention, Human Performance, and Community Health Outreach and Partnerships.
TCC offers extensive hands on training for students and prepares them for the real job. TCC is widely recognized as thw best Chiropractic College in the United States, and has phenomenal pass scores for students.

National University of Health Sciences

National University of Health Sciences is located in Lombard, Illinois. It has a very high entry level standard for students, and therefore the academic caliber of students at NUHS is of a higher standard.
NUHS has received $7 million in grants for research projects from the National Institutes of Health over the past decade, and remain the only University to require a Bachelors Degree for admission. Students go through extensive training with NUHS's Evaluation and Management curriculum. The unique training facilities and four clinics provide students with access to advanced technology and a diverse population of patients.