Academics

Your path to a successful chiropractic career

Palmer students are prepared for real-world success through a rigorous curriculum and hands-on training, blending theory and practice.

Faculty members are accomplished professors and researchers who are recognized as some of the best in the profession. They’re dedicated to advancing chiropractic for the common good.

Our academic curriculum covers everything from critical thinking, problem-solving and clinical skills to foundational subjects like anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, neurology, chiropractic technique and chiropractic philosophy. We also help students develop the entrepreneurial and business skills needed to be successful in practice.  

With a prestigious Palmer degree, you’ll be equipped to start a successful career in chiropractic.

doctor of chiropractic program

D.C. Program
Explore our Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Program, including a sample curriculum, campuses, clinical experience programs and more.

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Curriculum
Get all the details about the D.C. curriculum, including required competencies and skills as outlined by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE).

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Clinical Experience
Clinical training and experience is a huge part of earning your D.C. degree. At Palmer, your training will be hands-on from the very beginning.

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Campuses
You can find Palmer in Davenport, Iowa (main campus); San Jose, Calif. and Port Orange, Fla. Determine which campus suits you best!

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Additional Davenport Programs

B.S. General Science
Explore our Bachelors of Science, General Science program.

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Curriculum - B.S.
Get all the details about the B.S. curriculum, including minimum credit hours and course titles.

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M.S. Clinical Research
Explore our Master of Science in Clinical Research.

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Curriculum - M.S.
Get all the details about the M.S. in Clinical Research curriculum, including core courses and research projects.

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Academic Resources

Academic calendar
Review the academic calendar for all three Palmer campuses.

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Faculty
Get to know the world-class faculty at Palmer’s three campuses.

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Health-Care Advisers
Are you an academic adviser, science educator or career adviser? We’ve pulled together all the information you need about careers in the growing health-care field of chiropractic.

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Post-Graduate

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician®
The Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician program (CCSP) is hands-on, fast-paced and cutting-edge. It will prepare you to help athletes of all levels.

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Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians®
DACBSP® will provide you with interactive experiences and dedicated hands-on sessions that allow for the ultimate application of knowledge.

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Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics
DICCP is a board-certified specialty developed and established by the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics of the International Chiropractors Association.

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Post-Graduate Preceptor Program
The Post-Graduate Preceptor Program allows you to gain experience with a licensed D.C. in their private practice.

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Post-Graduate Residencies
Explore our two residency programs – chiropractic radiology and rehabilitation.

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Neurology Diplomate Program
This program emphasizes neurodiagnostic testing, electromyography, nerve conduction studies, evoked potentials, electroencephalography and vestibular testing.

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Starter Guide

Thinking about a career in chiropractic? Download our Starter Guide and begin exploring the profession.

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Value of a Palmer education

Learn why receiving a Palmer education not only gives you the best technical skills but also an unparalleled reputation for excellence.

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