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Chiropractic Program

Chiropractic is a philosophy of health, a science of the nervous system and spine, and an art of helping people regain their health naturally. It recognizes that all organic systems in the universe are conscious, self-developing, self-maintaining and self-healing.


Chiropractic believes that the body works best when the nervous system is free of damaging interferences, which cause malfunction, symptoms and diseases, and a reduced quality of life. It observes that there are three interferences: physical trauma, emotional stresses and environmental toxins. One of these interferences is called subluxation. Chiropractors correct subluxation, allowing your nervous system to function more normally, releasing your body’s innate potential to regain health naturally and paving the way for you to experience wellness throughout life.

See College of Chiropractic Admission Requirements here.

A Dynamic Choice for an Engaged Life

The chiropractic career is a great fit for lifelong learners and for those who enjoy pursuits that are intellectually stimulating and full of new challenges.

The Life University chiropractic curriculum combines hands-on training and academic rigor. At LIFE, you receive complete preparation for the real-life situations you will encounter in your practice. You will also achieve a thorough grasp of the theoretical groundings of Vitalism and the philosophy of Chiropractic, along with courses and seminars on practice management.

Chiropractors have many options once they graduate. They may be primary caregivers in rural communities or practice in fast-paced urban environments. Many graduates open their own private practices, while others join colleagues in a successful office or team up with a nonprofit to bring chiropractic care to underserved communities.

Benefits of a Career in Chiropractic

The employment forecast in Chiropractic is bright. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in chiropractic will be double the national average for all occupations through 2020.

A 2015 survey by Chiropractic Economics reported that the average salary for a Doctor of Chiropractic among respondents was $89,219, while their average total compensation was $122,243. Chiropractic careers typically feature comfortable work environments, are among the least stressful occupations and have great job security. In fact, a 2015 article by ranked Chiropractic first in a list of professions with best job security. Flexible hours can often be arranged to accommodate personal lifestyle needs and preferences.

Become a Doctor of Chiropractic

Life University provides superior preparation for a career in Chiropractic. Life University students consistently rank in the top 10 in scores for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. We have some of the most experienced and highly regarded faculty teaching today. Graduates of Life University regularly go on to become some of the most respected and influential practitioners and researchers in the field. Scholarships, grants and financial aid are available for qualified applicants to assist you.