The Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Program is offered at all three Palmer campuses. Each Palmer campus features the three phases of our curriculum: basic sciences, clinical sciences as well as outpatient clinics, business management and professional development curriculum.
The Main campus in Davenport, Iowa is known as The Fountainhead, because it’s the founding location of the profession. Comprised of 14 major buildings and occupying seven city-blocks, it’s Palmer’s main campus and is the largest of the three Palmer campuses. The Quad Cities – of which Davenport is one city– is a thriving community of 376,000 straddling the Mississippi River and is within a few hours’ drive of Des Moines, Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Louis.
There’s a close-knit feel on the Main campus, and it tends to draw students with families, as well as those drawn to the profession by chiropractic philosophy. It’s also the headquarters of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research.
Palmer’s West campus occupies one building on the western side of San Jose, Calif. It's been retrofitted specifically for convenient access to all classrooms, state-of-the-art laboratories, library, fitness center and the outpatient clinic. The campus, which is powered entirely by solar energy, is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is known for its excellent Sports Council student organization and has a focus on chiropractic research.
Off campus, students will find much to do in or near the San Francisco Bay Area. Popular parks and recreational destinations such as Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Big Basin, Big Sur and Napa Valley are reasonably close for weekend excursions.
The Port Orange, Fla., campus is adjacent to Daytona Beach on Florida’s eastern shore, four hours north of Miami and an hour east of Orlando. The campus consists of three buildings designed to specifically serve chiropractic students with the most up-to-date technology available. Many students who attend this campus are drawn to sports chiropractic, nutrition and pediatrics.
Port Orange is a city of more than 50,000 people, with expanding industry, good schools, 17 parks, five libraries and a performing arts center. World-famous attractions are nearby, including Walt Disney World, Daytona International Speedway, pro sports teams and beaches.