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Doctor of Chiropractic Program

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As part of our Doctor of Chiropractic Program you’ll experience a rigorous curriculum and hands-on training, blending theory and practice. This will prepare you for a successful career as a chiropractor.

Career opportunities

  • Solo practitioner
  • Associate/partnership
  • Sports team chiropractor
  • VA/DoD chiropractor
  • Corporate chiropractor (on-site D.C.)
  • Integrative chiropractic group practitioner
  • Educator
  • Researcher
  • Administrator
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Doctor of Chiropractic Program Mission

The mission of the Doctor of Chiropractic Program is to advance chiropractic by promoting learning, delivering health care, engaging our communities and advancing knowledge through research.

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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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Sample curriculum
Review sample curriculum schedules from all three Palmer campuses to get a better sense of what life as a Palmer student is like.

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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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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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Are you looking for more information about our Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Program? Start with this list of frequently asked questions and answers.

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Ready to apply to the D.C. Program at Palmer? Great! Get started with your online application today.

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Ready to become a Palmer student? Begin the application process by filling out this online application.

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We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about our D.C. Program.

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