What Type Of Education Does a Chiropractic Doctor Have?

Like any other doctor, a chiropractor had to go through extensive studies to get to where they are today.

After completing undergraduate studies, a future chiropractic doctor will complete an additional four-year curriculum of 4,500 college classroom hours of health sciences.

Within these health science classes, a wide range of topics are covered including: anatomy, physiology, pathology, chemistry, microbiology, neurology, and diagnosis. A future chiropractor will actually study more hours in anatomy and physiology in chiropractic school, than a doctor studies in medical school.

Before graduation with a chiropractic degree, each student must pass four levels of an extremely difficult national board exam. Once the board exam has been passed, those future chiropractors apply to a state professional licensing board and have to pass an even more challenging series of tests before being granted the privilege to practice.

Once the new chiropractor is in practice, his education never ends. Most chiropractors complete postgraduate license renewal and stay current on the latest scientific research. In lieu of extensive research, most chiropractors, such as Dr.Pusey, choose to attend numerous chiropractic seminars and lectures.

Because of the extensive educational background, you can ensure that your chiropractor has the necessary skills they need to treat you.

Are you surprised by the amount of education chiropractors receive? Leave us a comment; we would love to hear from you!

Written by Dr. Kirk Pusey, Posted in Blog

About the Author

Dr. Kirk Pusey

Dr. Kirk Pusey

Originally from Michigan, Dr. Kirk Pusey is the director of Towne Lake Family Chiropractic. He graduated with high honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in Detroit and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in 1982, graduating Summa Cum Laude as class Valedictorian. He was the first chiropractor in Towne Lake. He keeps constantly aware of the latest trends in chiropractic by attending numerous seminars and lectures.