Student Announcements 

 

There are a variety of sports and recreation clubs on each Palmer campus. From rugby at the Davenport, Iowa, Campus to ice hockey at the San Jose, Calif., Campus and surfing at the Port Orange, Fla., Campus, sports clubs are a great accompaniment to your chiropractic education.

Athletic Teams

The College's athletic teams compete against other teams that are affiliated within the same national organization. Each team must have elected officers and compete for a conference and/or regional championship to be eligible to compete for a national championship.

Sports/Recreational Clubs

Intramural and extramural student clubs provide a variety of opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and their families to learn a new sport, keep fit, and compete in local leagues or against other university clubs or varsity teams.A sports club is a registered student organization administered through Student Services. Anyone in the Palmer community is welcome to participate.  

The Student Services Office on each campus maintains a listing of all current sports teams and clubs. Offerings may vary by term. For more information about Palmer’s athletics and recreation, contact Student Services:

 

  • Clubs & Organizations
    • Activator Club
      • The Palmer College Activator Club exists to help students learn the analysis and procedures of the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique. The technique is well established in the Palmer Chiropractic Outpatient Clinics. The club serves to introduce students to the technique and allow more experienced interns to explore and improve their skills. The club meets weekly and is guided by experienced doctors who are also Activator instructors at Palmer.
        Advisor(s): Dr.'s Killinger/Lipes
        Contact Email(s): matthew.boots@palmer.edu
    • Animal Chiropractic
      • The Animal Chiropractic Club instructs students on providing chiropractic adjustments for animals, such as dogs, cats, horses, etc.
        Advisor(s): Karen Anthony
        Contact Email(s): amber.langmeier@1897.palmer.edu
    • Applied Kinesiology (AK) Club
      • The Applied Kinesiology (AK) Club was founded to discuss the fundamental principles of applied kinesiology. The development of applied kinesiology was concentrated on correcting structural imbalances caused by muscles that were functioning poorly. It is based on muscle testing as a functional neurological evaluation. The club meets to discuss the history and the techniques involved in this principle.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Freedman
        Contact Email(s): stephen.harward@palmer.edu
    • Atlas Orthogonal (AO) Club
      • The Atlas Orthogonal Club discusses the Atlas Orthogonal (AO) technique, which focuses on how the alignment of the atlas vertebra, the top cervical bone in the neck, can effect the alignment of the entire spine.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Pettersson
        Contact Email(s): loren.gilberg@palmer.edu
    • Chiropractic BioPhysics Club
      • The Chiropractic BioPhysics Club was formed to provide students the opportunity to learn more about the latest research and development behind full spine and corrective care, based on founder Dr. Don Harrison.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Lopez
        Contact Email(s): jennifer.aranda@1897.palmer.edu
    • Extremities Club
      • The Extremities Club provides students an opportunity to achieve a better understanding of how the extremities can affect the spine and how the spine can affect the extremities.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Pavlicek
        Contact Email(s): ryan.weaver@palmer.edu
    • Gonstead Club
      • Palmer students head up the Palmer Gonstead Club. Its mission is to promote the teachings of Dr. C. S. Gonstead. The Gonstead System is taught in Mt. Horeb, Wis., by the Gonstead Seminars of Chiropractic. This club is by no means intended to be a substitute for the Gonstead seminar series but is to be a supplement to the knowledge gained from these seminars. The club meets every week. Instructors are elite members of the Palmer Gonstead Club Committee. Aside from learning the Gonstead System, the club is also an opportunity for students to get hands-on training to be better prepared when they enter the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics. The club also offers guest speakers regularly.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Quist
        Contact Email(s): zachary.smith1@1897.palmer.edu
    • Motion Palpation Club
      • The Motion Palpation Club is associated with the Motion Palpation Institute of Research, which is continually researching its palpation and adjusting techniques to achieve maximum biomechanical efficiency. The primary goal of Motion Palpation Club is to help all students become proficient in the art of motion palpation, while developing an understanding of clinical biomechanics and neurology.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Juehring
        Contact Email(s): molly.lucio@palmer.edu
    • NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) Club
      • The Palmer NUCCA Club is affiliated with the primary NUCCA organization, which was founded in 1966 by Dr. Ralph R. Gregory. The NUCCA system of chiropractic practice is a natural health system that requires precise measurement of the displacements of the atlas vertebrae that are involved in the subluxation complex, including their relationships as found through X-ray films.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Ramneek Bhogal
        Contact Email(s): trevor.hillard@palmer.edu
    • Pediatrics Club
      • This club was formed to familiarize students with the philosophy and science of pediatric chiropractic care, while detailing what conditions may improve under chiropractic care and how to recognize those children who may benefit from such care.
        Advisor(s): Dr. O'Neill-Bhogal
        Contact Email(s): brooke.hoogeveen@palmer.edu
    • Quantum Spinal Mechanics Club
      • The QSM3 Club is a special interest club for the sole purpose of educating student about Quantum Spinal Mechanics and how it relates to chiropractic.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Strang
        Contact Email(s): bartosz.bogucki@palmer.edu
    • Torque Release
      • The purpose of the TRT club is to help train students in the Torque Release procedures and diagnostic indicators, so that along with TRT seminars, they can be proficent in TRT.
        Advisor(s): Drs. Mullin/Margrave
        Contact Email(s): garrett.gripp@palmer.edu
  • Extramural Sports Clubs
    • Baseball
      • The Palmer Baseball team is a member of the Iowa Amatuer Baseball Association and plays in the local semi-pro woodbat league.
        Advisor(s): Ron O'Brien
        Contact Email(s): wayne.horak@palmer.edu
    • Men's Golf
      • The golf team plays collegiate tournaments around the Midwest.
        Advisor(s): Ron O'Brien
        Contact Email(s): alex.helmich@palmer.edu
    • Men's Hockey
    • Men's Rugby
      • Established in 1960, the Palmer College of Chiropractic Rugby Football Club (PCCRFC) plays Division I and are members of USA rugby. The men's rugby team plays games around the Midwest competing in both spring and fall seasons. For more information, go to http://blogs.palmer.edu/rugby/.
        Advisor(s): Ron O'Brien
        Contact Email(s): drew.ruebbelke@palmer.edu
    • Men's Soccer
    • Volleyball
      • The volleyball club meets regularly to play in the gym as well as in local leagues and tournaments.
        Advisor(s): Ron O'Brien
        Contact Email(s): matthew.boots@palmer.edu
    • Women’s Rugby
      • Members of USA rugby, the women's rugby team play Division II games in both the fall and spring season around the Midwest. For more information, go to http://blogs.palmer.edu/rugby/.
        Advisor(s): Ron O'Brien
        Contact Email(s): bethann.sledziewski@palmer.edu
    • Women's Soccer
      • The soccer club plays in both indoor and outdoor adult leagues locally.
        Advisor(s): Ron O'Brien
        Contact Email(s): mikhaila.weister@palmer.edu
    • Women's Softball
      • The softball club plays in a local women's league and an occasional tournament.
        Advisor(s): Betty Bryan
        Contact Email(s): hillary.wellman@palmer.edu
  • Fraternities & Sororities
    • Delta Delta Pi
      • Delta Delta Pi is a professional co-ed chiropractic fraternity founded in 1968 that encourages its members to explore any chiropractic techniques that interest them. It has many benefits for its members at its house, including a game room with a pool table, a newly refurbished bar room, computers, a copier and other office equipment. The pledge period is two weeks long two times per trimester, with a goal of ultimately helping students perform better on state and practical board examinations. Pledging at the fraternity works around test schedules.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Carpenter
        Contact Email(s): kristina.kauffman@palmer.edu
    • Pi Kappa Chi
      • Founded in 1961 by Dr. David D. Palmer and Palmer students, Pi Kappa Chi is a professional fraternity that elevates, promotes and strengthens the reputation of the Doctor of Chiropractic and the chiropractic profession in the world. The organization is progressive in approaching the philosophy, art and science of chiropractic, allowing members to understand the full potential of the profession rather than just one segment. It emphasizes quality academics, involvement in issues concerning the chiropractic community and social activities.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Lopez
        Contact Email(s): gavan.casteel@1897.palmer.edu
    • Sigma Phi Chi
      • Established in 1911 by Dr. Mabel Heath Palmer, Sigma Phi Chi sorority is a group of professional women dedicated to promoting and preserving chiropractic. Philosophy, education, technique, community service and leadership skills are benefits for members. With alumni members worldwide, the organization has a vast network of information and resources available.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Killinger, Alana Callender, Ed.D.
        Contact Email(s): shaylyn.weber@palmer.edu
  • Professional Associations
    • Palmer Student Alumni Foundation (PSAF)
      • The Palmer Student Alumni Foundation (PSAF) is the liaison between the Palmer College of Chiropractic student body and the Palmer alumni. The mission of PSAF is to promote a strong professional spirit among students through bridging the communications between students and alumni. In addition, PSAF will provide students with avenues for personal and professional growth and development to become successful doctors. PSAF does not have a membership fee but is all inclusive of the student body.
        Advisor(s): Lisa Walden
        Contact Email(s): stevensaalfeld@hotmail.com
    • Sports Council
      • Sports Council provides seminars, teaches spinal and extremity evaluation and participates in on-field activities. Providing information on the latest research and technology in the field of sports chiropractic, the organization is committed to preparing its members to serve the athlete in strength training, peak performance, rehabilitation and nutrition.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Tunning
        Contact Email(s): samuel.otool@palmer.edu
    • Student American Black Chiropractic Association (SABCA)
      • Student American Black Chiropractic Association (SABCA), formerly known as the Harvey Lillard Society, was established in memory of the first chiropractic patient. Its purpose is to aid in the recruitment of African Americans and other minorities into the chiropractic profession and promote the expansion of chiropractic as a healthcare system. Current projects include activities during Black History Month, articles in the Beacon and volunteer opportunities with local churches and community groups.
        Advisor(s): Loreen Williams
        Contact Email(s): mariah.payne@palmer.edu
    • Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA)
      • This mission of the Student American Chiropractic Association is to enhance the chiropractic profession by expanding the active membership and student involvement in the American Chiropractic Association and the chiropractic profession as a whole. This task is accomplished by promoting student awareness regarding the climate of the profession that awaits them. In addition, students are provided with opportunities to implement the tools and proven practice methods in an effort to improve the profession and cultivate effective leaders to advance chiropractic into the future. If you are interested in finding out more information about SACA visit https://sites.google.com/site/pccsaca/ or visit the ACA's website www.acatoday.com
        Advisor(s): Dr. Christopher Roecker
        Contact Email(s): candace.bahk@palmer.edu
    • Student Chirstian Chiropractors Association (SCCA)
      • The student chapter of the Christian Chiropractors Association helps student members maintain and nourish their spiritual and Biblical priorities. This is considered paramount in view of the pressures of the academic disciplines, which may exhaust their spiritual, physical and emotional resources.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Percuoco
        Contact Email(s): jason.slagel@1897.palmer.edu
    • Student International Chiropractors Association (SICA)
      • The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) was established in 1926 by B.J. Palmer and today represents more than 9,000 practitioners, educators, students and lay persons in the United States and worldwide. On campus, SICA helps promote the parent organization through first trimester welcome parties, membership drives, guest speakers and "technique speak," a forum for chiropractic technique clubs to educate students.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Hynes
        Contact Email(s): allison.stafford@palmer.edu
  • Recreation
    • Group Exercise Classes
      • The Davenport, Iowa, Campus offers a comprehensive fitness/wellness program that includes several group sessions from Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and Power Yoga to Mind Body Sessions in Yoga and Tai Chi. Group Exercise and Recreational Classes are available free of charge to all students, employees, alumni and immediate family members of the aforementioned.
        Advisor(s): Ron O'Brien
        Contact Email(s): ron.obrien@palmer.edu
    • Outdoor Recreation
      • The Davenport, Iowa, Campus has an Outdoor Recreation program, which offers hiking and camping trips, camping gear rental and instructional classes. Whether you want to take part in a planned outing or rent gear for your own adventure, Outdoor Recreation can help.
        Advisor(s): Ron O'Brien
        Contact Email(s): ron.obrien@palmer.edu
    • Palmer Disc Golf Club
      • The purpose of the Disc Golf club is to create a healthy sport outlet to get individuals outside and moving. Weekly disc golfing dates are set up.
        Advisor(s): Ron O'Brien
        Contact Email(s): cody.miller@palmer.edu
    • Palmer Dragon's Cycling Club
      • The Cycling Club on the was created to encourage group bicycling and cycling events in the QC area.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Torgerud
        Contact Email(s): palmer.dragons.cc@gmail.com
    • Palmer Running Club
      • The Running Club was created for students who have a desire to run, and to create a running community within the Palmer community. This includes weekly group runs, fund raising for local road races, and mileage competition.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Killinger
        Contact Email(s): allyson.pierce@palmer.edu
    • Taekwondo Club
  • Special Interest
    • Advanced Mentorship Program for Entrepreneurial Development (AMPED)
      • The purpose of AMPED is to equip students to open highly successful offices immediately after graduation as a means to change the health of numerous communities with neurologically based chiropractic.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Patterson
        Contact Email(s): mitchell.borgman@palmer.edu
    • Cru Club
      • The purpose of the student chapter of Cru is to build movements of people who are transformed by Jesus Christ.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Lipes
        Contact Email(s): cole.ward@palmer.edu
    • International Clubs
      • The Palmer International Club(s) have been formed to help bridge the gap between students and life at Palmer and in the QC Community.
        Advisor(s): Ted Frevert
        Contact Email(s): ted.frevert@palmer.edu
    • Latter Day Saints Student Association (LDSSA)
      • This student chapter of Latter Day Saints Student Association is to help students attending a college or university and have a balanced secular and spiritual educational experience during their years of formal education.
        Advisor(s): Dr. DeVocht
        Contact Email(s): anton.keller@palmer.edu
    • League of Chiropractic Women
      • The purpose of the club is to inspire and support women in chiropractic to thrive while advancing the principles and practice of chiropractic.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Bhatti
        Contact Email(s): allyson.pierce@palmer.edu
    • Neurology Club
      • The goals of the Neurology Club are to provide increased opportunities to hone the skill sets required to perform neurologic and orthopedic tests. Both local practitioners and professors are invited to attend weekly meetings, providing small group open forum discussions and clinical case findings in a non-threatening, collegial environment.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Freedman
        Contact Email(s): stephanie.connelly@palmer.edu
    • Palmer Board Game Club
      • Promote social interaction between Palmer students and their families.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Mueller
        Contact Email(s): colleen.hile@palmer.edu
    • Palmer Philanthropy Club
      • The objective of the Philanthropy Club is to involve student in actively participating in the process of philanthropy, educating students on philanthropy, engaging students in philanthropy projects and events.
        Advisor(s): Jess Malcheff/Jill Naab
        Contact Email(s): jessica.malcheff@palmer.edu
    • Radiology Club
      • The purpose of the club is to increase the exposure of the fundamentals of radiology and utilize the wealth of knowledge of employees of the Radiology department.
        Advisor(s): Dr. McLean
        Contact Email(s): erik.nabi@1897.palmer.edu
    • The Beacon Newspaper
      • The Beacon is the student newspaper of the Davenport, Iowa, Campus, and the purpose is to report news and happenings, as well as give the students a voice, and create an alumni/student connection.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Lawrence
        Contact Email(s): alexander.wolfe@palmer.edu
    • Toastmasters Club
      • Enhancing communications and public speaking skills is the main purpose of this club. The group also encourages leadership and community roles, and invites outside speakers to present information as well as encouraging members to speak in the community. Establishing these necessary skills is conducive to a successful chiropractic practice.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Roger Hynes
        Contact Email(s): bartosz.bogucki@palmer.edu
    • Veterans Association
      • Established in 1947, the Veterans Association was organized primarily as a community service opportunity for any Palmer student who is a veteran to work at the Davenport Campus' on-campus canteen to raise funds for donations to both chiropractic and veterans charities.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Brozovich
        Contact Email(s): jamie.johnson@palmer.edu
  • Student Leadership
    • Class Representatives/Officers
      • Being a student class representative or officer hones your organizational and communication skills, along with developing important lifelong leadership skills you can use in your profession as well as your community.
        Advisor(s): Lora Clevenger
        Contact Email(s): lora.clevenger@palmer.edu
    • Palmer Business Center Student Ambassadors
      • The Palmer Student Ambassadors are a select group of highly motivated future chiropractic business professionals. As student representatives of the Palmer Center for Business Development (PCBD), the ambassadors serve as liaisons to current and prospective Palmer students, the community, Palmer faculty, staff and alumni, as well as business professionals.
        Advisor(s): Penny Hoker
        Contact Email(s): abby.smith@palmer.edu
    • Palmer Campus Guides
      • The Campus Guides organization was founded in 1959 by Dr. David Palmer to promote the betterment of the College and advance the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic. Student members volunteer their time to give tours of the Palmer campus and the historic Palmer Mansion. In addition, Campus Guides represent the College at various functions during the year, such as homecoming and graduation.
        Advisor(s): Dr's. Barber/Boesch
        Contact Email(s): brooke.peters@palmer.edu
    • Student Council
    • Vogt Leadership Society
      • Lead the chiropractic profession through: loving, learning, growing and serving Palmer College of Chiropractic and the community. The Henry C. Vogt Endowed Scholarship fund was established to recognize those leaders at Palmer College of Chiropractic who exhibited exemplary academic achievement and contributed to both Palmer and the community through extra-curricular activity participation. Upon receiving the scholarship, leaders are accepted into the Vogt Leadership Society and become distinguished representatives on campus.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Ramneek Bhogal
        Contact Email(s): bhogal_r@palmer.edu
  • Clubs & Organizations
    • Animal Chiropractic
      • The Animal Chiropractic Club instructs students on providing wellness screenings and chiropractic adjustments for animals, such as dogs, cats, horses, etc.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Dominguez
        Contact Email(s): michael.dominguez@palmer.edu
    • Applied Kinesiology (AK) Club
      • The Applied Kinesiology (AK) Club was founded to discuss the fundamental principles of applied kinesiology. The development of applied kinesiology was concentrated on correcting structural imbalances caused by muscles that were functioning poorly. It is based on muscle testing as a functional neurological evaluation. The club meets to discuss the history and the techniques involved in this principle.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Pence
        Contact Email(s): ti.pence@palmer.edu
    • Extremities Club
      • The Extremities Club provides students an opportunity to achieve a better understanding of how the extremities can affect the spine and how the spine can affect the extremities.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Pence
        Contact Email(s): ti.pence@palmer.edu
    • Gonstead Club
      • Palmer students head up the Gonstead Club. Its mission is to promote the teachings of Dr. C. S. Gonstead. The club meets weekly and is an additional opportunity for students to get hands-on training to be better prepared when they enter the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Pence
        Contact Email(s): ti.pence@palmer.edu
    • Motion Palpation Club
      • The primary goal of Motion Palpation Club is to help all students become proficient in the art of motion palpation, while developing an understanding of clinical biomechanics. 
        Advisor(s): Dr. Young
        Contact Email(s): morgan.young@palmer.edu
    • Soft Tissue Club
      • The Soft Tissue Club helps and teaches individuals the introduction to soft tissue therapy. The club will be concentrating on the lower extremities, upper extremities and back in regards to this.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Lew
        Contact Email(s): makani.lew@palmer.edu
  • Professional Associations
    • Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP)
      • F4CP is a not-for-profit organization with a goal to have the entire chiropractic profession receive positive media representation nationwide. We encourage students to become annual F4CP members.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Whitney
        Contact Email(s): theresa.whitney@palmer.edu
    • Palmer Student Alumni Foundation (PSAF)
      • The Palmer Student Alumni Foundation (PSAF) is the liaison between the Palmer College of Chiropractic student body and the Palmer alumni. The mission of PSAF is to promote a strong professional spirit among students through bridging the communications between students and alumni. In addition, PSAF will provide students with avenues for personal and professional growth and development to become successful doctors. PSAF does not have a membership fee but is all inclusive of the student body.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Milus
        Contact Email(s): thomas.milus@palmer.edu
    • Sports Council
      • Sports Council provides seminars, teaches spinal and extremity evaluation and participates in on-field activities. Providing information on the latest research and technology in the field of sports chiropractic, the organization is committed to preparing its members to serve the athlete in strength training, peak performance, rehabilitation and nutrition.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Feinberg
        Contact Email(s): edward.feinberg@palmer.edu
    • Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA)
      • This mission of the Student American Chiropractic Association is to enhance the chiropractic profession by expanding the active membership and student involvement in the American Chiropractic Association and the chiropractic profession as a whole. This task is accomplished by promoting student awareness regarding the climate of the profession that awaits them. In addition, students are provided with opportunities to implement the tools and proven practice methods in an effort to improve the profession and cultivate effective leaders to advance chiropractic into the future.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Lerner
        Contact Email(s): jeremy.lerner2@palmer.edu
    • Student California Chiropractic Association (SCCA)
      • Founded in 1928, the California Chiropractic Association (CCA) is a non-profit, professional organization of Doctors of Chiropractic throughout California. The purpose of the CCA is to enhance the general welfare, professionalism and unity of chiropractic in the State of California so as to provide its citizens with both high quality and freedom of choice in health care. As a student chapter on the San Jose, Calif., Campus, SCCA encourages students to get involved in California legislation regarding the chiropractic domain and patients' rights.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Meeker
        Contact Email(s): lisa.davis@palmer.edu
    • World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS)
      • The WCCS is an international forum representing the future of the chiropractic profession. Active membership represents 22 affiliated colleges with a total membership of more than 19,000 chiropractic students. The WCCS meets annually to discuss issues that are important to the chiropractic profession and students’ future ability to practice chiropractic. The Congress’ objectives are to unify the chiropractic profession from within, unify the health care community in the interest of contributing to world health and well being, and promote the exchange of ideas at the student level.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Davis
        Contact Email(s): kim.davis@palmer.edu
  • Recreation
    • Hockey Club
      • The Palmer Pride Hockey Team competes seasonally with other local hockey leagues at Sharks Ice facilities in San Jose.
        Advisor(s): Chuck Bustillos
        Contact Email(s): bustillos_c@palmer.edu
    • Racquet Sports Club
      • Racquet Sports Club is one of our most popular clubs on campus, this group mainly focuses on playing ping-pong in the student lounge. Every quarter there is a big competition for the best player.
        Advisor(s): Jorge Tamayo
        Contact Email(s): tamayo_j@palmer.edu
    • Soccer Club
      • Soccer Club has teams for both men and woman that practice once a week at a park near campus.
        Advisor(s): Gina Kodeli
        Contact Email(s): gina.kodeli@palmer.edu
    • Softball Club
      • The softball club plays in a local league and occasional tournaments. All are welcome to play slow-pitch softball and have some fun.
        Advisor(s): Arthur Rios
        Contact Email(s): arthur.rios@palmer.edu
    • Volleyball Club
      • The volleyball club practices regularly as well as in local leagues and tournaments
        Advisor(s): Gina Kodeli
        Contact Email(s): gina.kodeli@palmer.edu
    • Yoga Club
      • Yoga Club meets once to twice a week and is a great study break to stretch and relax your body and mind.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Lew
        Contact Email(s): makani.lew@palmer.edu
  • Special Interest
    • Bartlett Newspaper
      • The Bartlett Newspaper is the San Jose, Calif., Campus student newspaper written and edited by students, faculty, and staff.
        Advisor(s): Dr. DuMonthier
        Contact Email(s): dumonthier_w@palmer.edu
    • Canadian Club
      • This club was established for the expressed purpose of providing assistance for students who are taking Canada Board Exam as well as developing social connections for those planning to practice chiropractic in Canada,
        Advisor(s): Dr. Davis
        Contact Email(s): kim.davis@palmer.edu
    • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
      • This program was established for the expressed purpose of creating access to weekly deliveries of fresh fruits and vegetables for the faculty, staff, and students of the San Jose, Calif., Campus.
        Advisor(s): Dr. St. Claire
        Contact Email(s): stclaire_s@palmer.edu
    • Integrative Medicine Club
      • The Integrative Medicine Club believes in working within the community with other health professionals in order to best benefit our patients. It's about educating others on the healing powers of chiropractic and learning from different  health experts to become well-rounded healthcare providers.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Young
        Contact Email(s): morgan.young@palmer.edu
    • Leading Ladies of Chiropractic
      • Leading Ladies of Chiropractic is an organization that supports the female chiropractor from her start in school to her days in practice through meetings, office visits, speakers, and fun social events.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Clark
        Contact Email(s): clark_t@palmer.edu
    • Pediatrics Club
      • This club was formed to familiarize students with the philosophy and science of pediatric chiropractic care, while detailing what conditions may improve under chiropractic care and how to recognize those children who may benefit from such care.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Crandell
        Contact Email(s): kerri.crandell@palmer.edu
    • Philosophy Club
      • The Philosophy Club establishes and maintains a positive focus on chiropractic and its principles of philosophy for the future Doctors of Chiropractic. They hold Oxford-style debates with thought-provoking speakers.
        Advisor(s): Dr. S. Snow
        Contact Email(s): scott.snow@palmer.edu
    • Public Health
      • Conservative care, prevention, nutrition, and general well-being are just a few of the ways chiropractic and public health can collaborate to promote good health in our communities. The Public Health Club aims to inform students how to increase chiropractic involvement in community health.
        Advisor(s): Dan Dugan
        Contact Email(s): dugan_d@palmer.edu
    • SPEAK
      • SPEAK Club was established for the purpose of developing speaking skills as well as an awareness of social responsibilities to encourage chiropractic students to participants in public events. Students meet weekly to practice their public speaking skills and to help evaluate their peers.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Davis
        Contact Email(s): kim.davis@palmer.edu
  • Student Leadership
    • Associated Student Government (ASG)
      • The objective of the ASG is to uphold the Constitution, to promote professional integrity, to advocate the highest ideals of chiropractic, to work toward the enhancement of the students in their pursuit of excellence in the philosophy, science, and art of chiropractic, to provide a forum for student opinion, and to act as a liaison between the student body, the faculty, and the administration.
        Advisor(s): Dr. Meeker
        Contact Email(s): jennifer.nathan@palmer.edu
    • Palmer Business Center Student Ambassadors
      • The Palmer Student Ambassadors are a select group of highly motivated future chiropractic business professionals. As student representatives of the Palmer Center for Business Development (PCBD), the ambassadors serve as liaisons to current and prospective Palmer students, the community, Palmer faculty, staff and alumni, as well as business professionals.
        Advisor(s): Jennifer Nathan
        Contact Email(s): jennifer.nathan@palmer.edu
    • Palmer Campus Guides
      • The Campus Guides organization was founded in 1959 by Dr. David Palmer to promote the betterment of the College and advance the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic. Student members volunteer their time to give tours of the Palmer campus and the historic Palmer Mansion. In addition, Campus Guides represent the College at various functions during the year, such as homecoming and graduation.
        Advisor(s): Julie Behn
        Contact Email(s): gina.kodeli@palmer.edu
  • Clubs & Orgs
    • Applied Kinesiology (AK) Club
      • The Applied Kinesiology (AK) Club was founded to discuss the fundamental principles of applied kinesiology. The development of applied kinesiology was concentrated on correcting structural imbalances caused by muscles that were functioning poorly. It is based on muscle testing as a functional neurological evaluation. The club meets to discuss the history and the techniques involved in this principle.
        Advisor(s): Edward Pappagallo, D.C.
        Contact Email(s): Edward.Pappagallo@Palmer.edu
    • Clinical Nutrition
      • Clinical Nutrition provides the information and tools needed to offer nutritional advice and assistance to the patient. Weight loss, weight gain, athletic performance, and new nutritional research are a few of the topics we cover in order to implement this knowledge into your practice.
        Advisor(s): Jeff Krabbe, D.C., C.S.C.S.
        Contact Email(s): Jeffrey.Krabbe@Palmer.edu
    • Gonstead Club
      • Palmer students head up the Palmer Gonstead Club. Its mission is to promote the teachings of Dr. C. S. Gonstead. The Gonstead System is taught in Mt. Horeb, Wis., by the Gonstead Seminars of Chiropractic. This club is by no means intended to be a substitute for the Gonstead seminar series but is to be a supplement to the knowledge gained from these seminars. The club meets every week. Instructors are elite members of the Palmer Gonstead Club Committee. Aside from learning the Gonstead System, the club is also an opportunity for students to get hands-on training to be better prepared when they enter the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics. The club also offers guest speakers regularly.
        Advisor(s): Deric Jacobs, D.C., Steven Cuono, D.C.
        Contact Email(s): Deric.Jacobs@Palmer.edu; Steven.Cuono@Palmer.edu
    • Grostic Procedure Club
      • The Grostic Procedure Club provides a place to learn the Orthogonal analysis and specific low force adjustments as developed by Dr. John F. Grostic. As a club we meet weekly to develop the skill necessary to become proficient in applying the Grostic Procedure.
        Advisor(s): Michael Shreeve, D.C.
        Contact Email(s): Michael.Shreeve@Palmer.edu
    • Motion Palpation Club
      • The Motion Palpation Club is associated with the Motion Palpation Institute of Research, which is continually researching its palpation and adjusting techniques to achieve maximum biomechanical efficiency. The primary goal of Motion Palpation Club is to help all students become proficient in the art of motion palpation, while developing an understanding of clinical biomechanics and neurology.
        Advisor(s): Jeff Krabbe, D.C., C.S.C.S.
        Contact Email(s): Jeffrey.Krabbe@Palmer.edu
    • Pediatrics Club
      • This club was formed to familiarize students with the philosophy and science of pediatric chiropractic care, while detailing what conditions may improve under chiropractic care and how to recognize those children who may benefit from such care.
        Advisor(s): Troy Tatum, D.C.
        Contact Email(s): Troy.Tatum@Palmer.edu
    • Pettibon Club
      • Club members learn the science, biomechanics and theories used in the Pettibon Chiropractic System and receive hands-on experience with Pettibon adjustments and rehabilitation procedures. The Pettibon Chiropractic System is a comprehensive rehabilitation program for the spine’s hard and soft tissues. It applies research-tested adjustment procedures and equipment, trains patients in home care for faster recovery, and uses X-rays for diagnosis, assessing progress, and proof of treatment effectiveness.
        Advisor(s): Craig Mencl, D.C.
        Contact Email(s): Craig.Mencl@Palmer.edu
    • Sacro Occipital (SOT)
      • The purpose of the SOT club is to promote SOT on campus by helping to develop competent practitioners and generating interest and discussion concerning this chiropractic system. The club initiates students unfamiliar with SOT by providing references and reading material. Referrals to externs who practice SOT in the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics will also be made to interested students.
        Advisor(s): William Sherrier, D.C.
        Contact Email(s): William.Sherrier@Palmer.edu
    • Soft Tissue Club
      • The Soft Tissue Club, formally known as ART/MRT, helps and teaches individuals the introduction to soft tissue therapy. The club will be concentrating on the lower extremities, upper extremities and back in regards to this.
        Advisor(s): John Lockenour, D.C., D.A.B.C.O.
        Contact Email(s): John.Lockenour@Palmer.edu
  • Professional Associations
    • Palmer Student Alumni Foundation (PSAF)
      • The Palmer Student Alumni Foundation (PSAF) is the liaison between the Palmer College of Chiropractic student body and the Palmer alumni. The mission of PSAF is to promote a strong professional spirit among students through bridging the communications between students and alumni. In addition, PSAF will provide students with avenues for personal and professional growth and development to become successful doctors. PSAF does not have a membership fee but is all inclusive of the student body.
        Advisor(s): Tom Young, D.C., C.C.S.P.
        Contact Email(s): Tom.Young@Palmer.edu
    • Sports Council
      • Sports Council provides seminars, teaches spinal and extremity evaluation and participates in on-field activities. Providing information on the latest research and technology in the field of sports chiropractic, the organization is committed to preparing its members to serve the athlete in strength training, peak performance, rehabilitation and nutrition. The Council's faculty adviser is Dr. Dave Juehring, who also serves as a remote coach for the U.S. National Bobsled team.
        Advisor(s): Tom Young, D.C., C.C.S.P., Heather Bowyer, D.C., C.C.S.P.
        Contact Email(s): Tom.Young@Palmer.edu; Heather.Bowyer@Palmer.edu
    • Student American Black Chiropractic Association (SABCA)
      • Student American Black Chiropractic Association (SABCA), formerly known as the Harvey Lillard Society, was established in memory of the first chiropractic patient. Its purpose is to aid in the recruitment of African Americans and other minorities into the chiropractic profession and promote the expansion of chiropractic as a healthcare system. Current projects include activities during Black History Month, articles in the Beacon and volunteer opportunities with local churches and community groups.
        Advisor(s): Teri Payton, D.C.
        Contact Email(s): Teri.Payton@Palmer.edu
    • Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA)
      • This mission of the Student American Chiropractic Association is to enhance the chiropractic profession by expanding the active membership and student involvement in the American Chiropractic Association and the chiropractic profession as a whole. This task is accomplished by promoting student awareness regarding the climate of the profession that awaits them. In addition, students are provided with opportunities to implement the tools and proven practice methods in an effort to improve the profession and cultivate effective leaders to advance chiropractic into the future.
        Advisor(s): Teresa Brennan, D.C.
        Contact Email(s): Teresa.Brennan@Palmer.edu
    • Student Chirstian Chiropractors Association (SCCA)
      • The student chapter of the Christian Chiropractors Association helps student members maintain and nourish their spiritual and Biblical priorities. This is considered paramount in view of the pressures of the academic disciplines, which may exhaust their spiritual, physical and emotional resources.
        Advisor(s): James La Rose, M.B.B.S., M.Med
        Contact Email(s): James.LaRose@Palmer.edu
    • Women of Chiropractic
      • The Women of Chiropractic club was formed to promote women in the chiropractic profession. It also focuses on women's health, empowerment, and community outreach.
        Advisor(s): Teri Payton, D.C.
        Contact Email(s): Teri.Payton@Palmer.edu
    • World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS)
      • The WCCS is an international forum representing the future of the chiropractic profession. Active membership represents 22 affiliated colleges with a total membership of more than 19,000 chiropractic students. The WCCS meets annually to discuss issues that are important to the chiropractic profession and students’ future ability to practice chiropractic. The Congress’ objectives are to unify the chiropractic profession from within, unify the health care community in the interest of contributing to world health and well being, and promote the exchange of ideas at the student level.
        Advisor(s): Medhat Alattar, D.C.
        Contact Email(s): Medhat.Alattar@Palmer.edu
  • Recreation
    • Martial Arts Club
      • Marital Arts Club is an anatomically informative and social club for those interested in Martial Arts. We gather to learn anatomy and its relationship to the martial artist and to watch local fights/UFC pay-per view fights. We welcome the highly trained and the first time beginner.
        Advisor(s): Kathy Shaw, D.C.
        Contact Email(s): Kathy.Shaw@Palmer.edu
    • Surf Club
      • Surf Club strives to help unite incoming students with current students who share the common passion for surfing. This club provides the opportunity to learn how to surf as well as the importance of our oceans and the required resources to preserve it for future generations.
        Advisor(s): Michelle Gingras, D.C.
        Contact Email(s): Michelle.Gingras@Palmer.edu
    • Trap and Skeet Club
      • Trap and Skeet Club was designed to allow students to meet and partake in the common interest of sport shooting. We encourage students who have never tried the sport to come out and learn proper shot gun safety and handling, along with the rules and art of the sport, while promoting firearm awareness and hand eye coordination
        Advisor(s): John Schaeffer, D.C.
        Contact Email(s): John.Schaeffer@Palmer.edu
  • Special Interest
    • Endurance Club
      • Endurance Club provides a networking environment for students interested in competing and training for endurance events such as running, triathlon, ultra running, swimming, cycling, etc.
        Advisor(s): William Sherrier, D.C.
        Contact Email(s): William.Sherrier@Palmer.edu
    • Latino Club
      • The goal of the Lation Club is to promote and strengthen the Latino chiropractic student with emphasis on the Spanish language, clinical evaluation and the doctor patient relationship with regards to the chiropractic profession. We strive to inspire the Latino student through learning, tutoring and assessment skills related to chiropractic philosophy.
        Advisor(s): Luis Vera
        Contact Email(s): luis.vera@palmer.edu
    • Neurology Club
      • The goals of the Neurology Club are to provide increased opportunities to hone the skill sets required to perform neurologic and orthopedic tests. Both local practitioners and professors are invited to attend weekly meetings, providing small group open forum discussions and clinical case findings in a non-threatening, collegial environment.
        Advisor(s): Rosemary Valero, D.C., D.I.C.C.P
        Contact Email(s): Rosemary.Valero@Palmer.edu
    • Rehab to Performance (R2P)
      • Rehab to Performance (R2P) is devoted to “bridging the gap” from disability to ability, from treatment in the clinic to participation, and from patient to athlete. This is accomplished by utilizing modern clinical treatment to regain functional capacity.
        Advisor(s): Mary Kate Connolly, D.C.
        Contact Email(s): MaryKate.Connolly@Palmer.edu
    • Women in Chiropractic (WIC)
      • Women in Chiropractic promotes education, communication and future success through campus events and professional speakers. WIC supplies students with opportunities to learn practical business and technique skills from successful female chiropractors in the community. WIC focuses on encouraging and equipping female chiropractic students the ability to have a rewarding future.
        Advisor(s): Teri Payton
        Contact Email(s): teri.payton@palmer.edu
  • Student Leadership
    • Class Representatives/Officers
      • Being a student class representative or officer hones your organizational and communication skills, along with developing important lifelong leadership skills you can use in your profession as well as your community.
        Advisor(s): Dawn Funk
        Contact Email(s): dawn.funk@palmer.edu
    • Palmer Campus Guides
      • The Campus Guides organization was founded in 1959 by Dr. David Palmer to promote the betterment of the College and advance the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic. Student members volunteer their time to give tours of the Palmer campus and the historic Palmer Mansion. In addition, Campus Guides represent the College at various functions during the year, such as homecoming and graduation.
        Advisor(s): Jessica Blumenfeld
        Contact Email(s): Jessica.Blumenfeld@Palmer.edu
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