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Doctor of Chiropractic

Doctor of Chiropractic

Life University’s Chiropractic Program


At its core, Chiropractic is a philosophy of health, a science of the nervous system and spine, and an art of helping people regain their health naturally. The Mission of the College of Chiropractic is to educate, mentor and graduate contemporary and compassionate Doctors of Chiropractic, based on a model of Vertebral Subluxation. The College establishes an environment demonstrating the expression of University core values; to embody Vitalism, nurture the standard to live an exceptional life of Integrity and be of service to the world.

The combination of sciences, philosophy, practice management and real-world clinical applications in Life University’s Doctor of Chiropractic program gives students an engaged curriculum that one could only describe as exceptional.


Life University’s Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree is a rigorous, 14-quarter program that typically takes students four years to complete. Students begin their chiropractic studies learning the foundational aspects upon which the profession is built – the history, philosophy and science of Chiropractic.

As they progress beyond the first two quarters, students study the basic sciences while also beginning to learn about chiropractic analysis, techniques and examinations. Once students reach the Eighth Quarter of the program, they enter the clinical phase of study and apply their lessons to real-world situations. Students nearing graduation take practice management courses and clinical application, working in outpatient settings.


Life University Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) students now have access to the William M. Harris Center for Clinical Education. This is an educational center that was completely remodeled in 2017. It houses a 23-room Assessment Center with state-of-the-art LearningSpace Technology. Life University has switched to Anatomage tables in the Virtual Anatomy Lab for anatomy classes. The Anatomage tables allow students the option to hit “reset” on their work and to learn at their own pace. LIFE currently has more Anatomage tables than any institution on the planet.


Whether they choose to practice in fast-paced urban environments, create comprehensive community wellness centers or team up with nonprofits to bring chiropractic care to underserved communities, graduates of Life University’s College of Chiropractic will emerge as:

  • Skilled doctors who enjoy meaningful, purpose-driven careers that help people receive personalized care and achieve new levels of health.
  • Entrepreneurial professionals equipped with the techniques and skills to be practice-ready before graduation, whether they work in clinical settings, pursue careers in research or start their own practices.
  • Vitalistic visionaries and whole-body health advocates who seek to impact how society views health and wellness.


Degree Overview

For more information on degree specifics, requirements and curriculum offerings, please visit Life University’s Doctor of Chiropractic Catalog page.

Fast Facts

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment of chiropractors is projected to grow 7% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. People across all age groups are increasingly becoming interested in integrative or complementary healthcare as a way to treat pain and to improve overall wellness.

From Chiropractic Economics: The average annual salary for a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2019 was $97,495.

From The median average salary for chiropractors in Atlanta, Georgia is $148,843.

From USA Today: Chiropractic was ranked as the No. 16 profession for best job security.

From, the number one rated Chiropractic program in the country.


Xavier Ortiz Valle, D.C. Alumnus
“A friend told me about LIFE Leadership Weekend, so I came to one to hear about the school and its philosophy, but I also saw the passion and commitment that everybody had. I made the decision right then and there to come to Life University. LIFE has surpassed all of my expectations. I came here with an idea of what Chiropractic was, and I’ve learned that it is so much more than that. I thought of Chiropractic as a way to serve my community, but I see now that you can not only serve your community, but also create a really big and impactful change.”

Franklin Cannon, D.C. Student
“I decided on Chiropractic because when I look back at how it truly benefited me personally, I would love for everybody else to experience it. LIFE’s philosophy is all about genuine love and positive energy; having passion for what you do and for the people you’re helping; and committing to live a better life to make the world a better place. If someone has a passion for health and alternative treatments, then LIFE is the school for you. There are so many opportunities here and connections that you can make. It’s been a breath of fresh air to be here and be so accepted and reassured.”