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How to Choose a Chiropractic College

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How to choose a chiropractic college

You should not choose a chiropractic college the same way you chose your undergraduate school; by focusing on location and major. Chiropractic programs are distinctly different from one another and selection is much more complicated.

You will want to review the elements that go into a chiropractic education and choose a program that best matches the things you value in your chiropractic future.

First, you will need to understand the elements of a good fit.

Read through all the schools’ literature and online information to sort out each program’s stance on the following issues.
 
Philosophy:  This represents the purpose of chiropractic in health care and the way you will be taught to think about your professional role.
 
Technique: Technique is the art of the adjustment. You will want to look for a program with lots of techniques taught with precision and lots of hands on practice.
 
Business: It is imperative that you be taught how to run a practice and to be a sound business person. Look for a program with lots of business training resources.
 
Leadership: Leaders are not born – they are trained. You will want to look for a program that both models leadership and which creates opportunities for you to train to become the leader you are meant to be.

Visit schools and find out more.

Once you have narrowed down you options to two or three chiropractic colleges, you will want to take the time to plan a visit to each campus. This might seem like a lot of work, but it is truly a necessity when you are making such an important decision.
 
Each school has a campus visit program. Be sure to register and attend a formal campus tour. The tour will tell you a lot about what the school focuses on and will help you to experience the brand first hand.
 
While you are on campus, be sure to talk to some students attending school there. The students will give you a sense of the culture and the kind of place it really is beyond the marketing materials.

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The following programs and institutions hold accredited status with the Council on Chiropractic Education:

CLEVELAND CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE KANSAS CITY

10850 Lowell Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66210
Toll Free: (800) 467-CCKC (2252)
Phone: (913) 234-0600
Fax: (913) 234-0906
Web: www.cleveland.edu
President - Carl S. Cleveland III, BS, DC
Email: (Admissions) kc.admissions@cleveland.edu
 

D'YOUVILLE COLLEGE
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201
Toll Free (800) 777-3921
Phone: (716) 829-8000
Web: www.dyc.edu
President - Denise A. Roche, GNSH, Ph.D.
Email: (President) roche@dyc.edu
Email: (Admissions) graduateadmissions@dyc.edu

LIFE UNIVERSITY
1269 Barclay Circle
Marietta, GA 30060
Toll Free: (800) 543-3203
Phone: (770) 426-2600
Fax: (770) 426-2872
President - Dr. Guy Riekeman
Email: (President) Riekeman@LIFE.edu
Email: (Dean) Downes@LIFE.edu
Email: (Admissions) Admissions@LIFE.edu
Web: www.LIFE.edu

LIFE CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE WEST
25001 Industrial Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94545
Toll Free: (800) 788-4476
Phone: (510) 780-4500
Fax: (510) 780-4525
Web: www.lifewest.edu
President - Brian D. Kelly
Email: (President) bKelly@lifewest.edu
(Admissions) admissions@lifewest.edu

LOGAN UNIVERSITY
1851 Schoettler Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Toll Free: (800) 782-3344
Phone: (636) 227-2100
Fax: (636) 207-2420
Web: www.logan.edu
President - Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD
Email: (President) Clay.mcdonald@logan.edu
(Admissions) loganadm@logan.edu

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
200 E. Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148-4583
Toll Free: (800) 826-6285
Phone: (630) 889-6566
Fax: (630) 889-6444
Web: www.nuhs.edu
President - Joseph P.D. Stiefel, MS, EdD, DC
Email: (President) jstiefel@nuhs.edu
Email: (Admissions) admissions@nuhs.edu

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES OF ST. PETERSBURG
St. Petersburg College - HEC / Attn: NUHS
7200 66th St. N. Pinellas Park, FL 33781 Toll Free: (800) 826-6285
Phone: (727) 341-4772
Fax: (630) 889-6554
Web: www.nuhs.edu

President - James Winterstein, DC
Email: (President) jwinterstein@nuhs.edu
Email: (Admissions) admissions@nuhs.edu

NEW YORK CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE
2360 State Route 89
Seneca Falls, NY 13148-0800
Toll Free: (800) 234-6922
Phone: (315) 568-3087
Fax: (315) 568-3012
Web: www.nycc.edu
President - Frank J. Nicchi, BA, DC, MS
Email: (President) fnicchi@nycc.edu

NORTHWESTERN HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY
2501 West 84th Street
Bloomington, MN 55431
Toll Free: (800) 888-4777
Phone: (952) 888-4777
Fax: (952) 888-6713
Web: www.nwhealth.edu
President - Kent J. Erickson, DC

PALMER COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC - DAVENPORT CAMPUS

1000 Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52803
Toll Free: (800) 722-2586
Phone: (319) 884-5000
Fax: (319) 884-5409
Web: www.palmer.edu
E-mail: admissions.ia@palmer.edu


PALMER COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC - FLORIDA CAMPUS
4777 City Center Parkway
Port Orange, FL 32129-4153
Toll Free: (866) 585-9677
Fax: (563) 884-5414
Web: www.palmer.edu
Email: admissions.fl@palmer.edu


PALMER COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC - WEST CAMPUS
90 East Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA  95134
Toll Free: (800) 442-4476
Phone: (408) 944-6000
Fax: (408) 944-6032
Web: www.palmer.edu
E-mail address: admissions.ca@palmer.edu


PARKER UNIVERSITY
2500 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75229-5668
Toll Free: (800) 438-6932 (Admissions)
Phone: (214) 902-3470
Fax: (214) 352-6603
Web: www.parker.edu
President - Dr. Brian McAulay

SHERMAN COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC
2020 Springfield Road
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Toll Free: (800) 849-8771
Phone: (864) 578-8770
Fax: (864) 599-4860
Web: www.sherman.edu
President - Edwin Cordero, DC

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
16200 E. Amber Valley Drive
Whittier, CA 90604
Toll Free: (800) 221-5222
Phone: (562) 947-8755
Fax: (562) 947-7863
Web: www.scuhs.edu
Dean - J. Todd Knudsen, DC, DACBR
Email: (Dean) toddknudsen@scuhs.edu


TEXAS CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE
5912 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, TX 77505-1699
Toll Free: (800) 468-6839
Phone: (281) 487-1170
Fax: (281) 487-0329
Web: www.txchiro.edu
Interim President - R. Fred Zuker, PhD
Email: (Admissions) admissions@txchiro.edu


UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Toll Free: (888) 822-4476
Phone: (203) 576-4483
Fax: (203) 576-4342
Web: www.bridgeport.edu/chiro

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN STATES
2900 NE 132nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97230
Toll Free: (800) 641-5641
Phone: (503) 256-3180
Fax: (503) 251-5723
Web: www.uws.edu
President - Joseph E. Brimhall, DC
Email: (President) ThePresident@uws.edu
Email: (Admissions)
admissions@uws.edu

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