• Educate doctors of chiropractic of the highest caliber.
  • Prepare students to be clinically competent primary health care providers and chiropractic clinicians.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Palmer Tenets, the Palmer Educational Principles and the Palmer philosophy.

Research and Scholarly Activity

  • Encourage student and faculty involvement in scholarly activity.
  • Increase the quality and quantity of scientific knowledge related to chiropractic.
  • Pursue scientific research focused on the relationship between the biomechanics of the spinal column and the functional integrity of the nerve system, and how this relationship impacts physiology, adaptability, health and disease.


  • Serve the communities in which Palmer employees and students live and work through health care delivery, community education and service-oriented projects. 
  • Continue the Palmer tradition of service to the chiropractic profession through continuing education, clinical services and scholarly activity. 
  • Cultivate service activities at each Palmer campus through the provision of personnel and financial resources spent on specific service endeavors that enhance the qualities of life within the communities where we work and live.



  • Develop a Palmer curriculum that is integrated to provide an equivalent and excellent academic experience across all of the Palmer campuses.
  • Commit resources for ongoing faculty recruitment and development to create a highly competent and self-motivated Palmer faculty.
  • Prepare students for national board examinations and licensure.
  • Provide academic resources, equipment and human resources necessary for effective teaching and learning.
  • Provide a strong program for ongoing assessment of student learning, student academic achievement and curriculum development for the purpose of improving student learning.
  • Provide a quality clinic education with measurable outcomes for students.

Research and Scholarly Activity

  • Provide adequate resources for the ongoing development and advancement of research programs on all three Palmer campuses.
  • Educate students in the interpretation of scientific literature.
  • Demonstrate to students the value of lifelong learning.
  • Fund faculty travel to research conferences that provide opportunities for Palmer faculty to present their latest research.
  • Support the design and implementation of research and scholarship and report associated outcomes.
  • Develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of faculty and students to enable them to critically evaluate and contribute to the development of knowledge related to chiropractic.


  • Provide underserved patient populations access to low-cost or free chiropractic care.
  • Provide education to the community regarding principles of wellness, including chiropractic care.
  • Participate in service activities by providing human and financial resources, which benefit the community beyond the chiropractic services to patients.
  • Make available continuing and post-graduate educational seminars and programs to encourage and enhance professional learning for practicing doctors of chiropractic.

Contact Us

Main campus

Davenport campus
1000 Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803-5214
(800) 722-2586

Branch campuses

Florida campus
4777 City Center Parkway
Port Orange, FL 32129-4153
(866) 890-5498

West campus
90 East Tasman Dr.
San Jose, CA 95134-1617
(800) 442-4476