Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians®

The Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® (DACBSP®) program utilizes interactive experiences and dedicated hands-on sessions to prepare you to earn the prestigious DACPAB. The program consists of a combination of live weekends and online learning components totaling 216 hours of study.

Once completed, you’ll be ready for the DACBSP® exam given through the ACBSP. In addition, you’ll be prepared to sit for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) exam given by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

CCSP ® and DACBSP® programs may be taken concurrently.

Disclaimer: A minimum number of registrants are required for program presentation. Please register three weeks prior to the first session to ensure program success. Program will not be presented without enough interest.

Program Coordinator

Bill Moreau portrait Dr. William Moreau, D.C., DACBSP®, C.S.C.S., F.I.C.C. is the Managing Director of Sports Medicine for the United States Olympic Committee where he leads the integrated multidisciplinary care for the USOC, directs games sports medicine, and leads the development of the USOC National Medical Network. He is also the founder and educational coordinator for DConline.

Course Outline

Live sessions*:

  • Advanced Assessment of the Athlete
  • Rehabilitation of the Spine and Extremities
  • Biomechanical Analysis of the Upper Extremity
  • Biomechanical Analysis of the Lower Extremity
  • Strength Training and Conditioning
  • Soft Tissue Techniques for the Spine and Extremities
  • Advanced Emergency Procedures
  • Advanced Case Correlations

* Live sessions do necessarily run in this order.

On-line sessions:

These interactive presentations provide supplemental material to and/or important course topics not presented in live sessions. On-line courses include:

  • Analysis of Literature
  • Nutritional Considerations
  • Strength Training and Conditioning for the Athlete
  • Special Populations in Sport
  • Radiology
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Applications of Technology
  • Soft Tissues
  • Epidemiology of Spinal Trauma
  • Adjunctive Therapies
  • Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Rehabilitation of the Athlete
  • Taping and Bracing

Program dates and locations

Florida campus

Port Orange, Florida Printable Flier
Dates Session

*Available as individual sessions.

Davenport, Iowa campus

This program has been cancelled due to low registration. Please check back for future dates.

Class time

Classes occur Saturday, 8 a.m.-Noon; 1-5:30 p.m. (lunch on your own); Sunday, 8 a.m.-Noon

Program pricing

D.C. Entire Series - $4,445.00
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D.C. Palmer Faculty Entire Series - $2,222.50
Payment Plan

Single Session Pricing*

D.C. Paid 2 weeks OR more in advance - $395

D.C. Paid less than 2 weeks in advance OR at the door - $445

D.C. Palmer Faculty Paid 2 weeks OR more in advance - $197.50

D.C. Palmer Faculty Paid less than 2 weeks in advance OR at the door - $222.50

Current DACBSP $125.00

Continuing education

Continuing education credits have been applied for in select states. Please check with the Continuing Education and Events Department or your state board for more information.

CPR requirement

CPR certification is required to sit for the ACBSP exam. CPR certification may be earned through your local American Red Cross or most community colleges.

Diplomate requirements

Diplomate status requires passing both a written and practical exam administered by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (additional cost). Annual recertification requires continuing education and fee. For more details visit www.acbsp.com/certifications.



Using a payment plan?

If you’re using the payment plan to finance the seminar, please fill out the payment plan form and submit it to the Continuing Education and Events department for processing.

Download D.C. payment Plan
Download D.C. Palmer Faculty payment plan

If you have questions, please call 800-452-5032.

Seminar notes

Notes will be distributed electronically approximately one week prior to the seminar.


Requests for reasonable accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities must be submitted to the Continuing Education and Events office at least 10 working days prior to the seminar.

Cancellation Policies

Single Seminar Registration: Refunds, less a 25% administrative fee, will be issued upon request if received more than seven calendar days prior to the event. There are no refunds permitted after that time. Registrations may be transferable to another scheduled seminar within the same fiscal year (July-June).

Multiple Session Program Registration: After prepaying multiple sessions to receive the discounted pricing, Palmer College will calculate the refund, less a 25% administrative fee, for the remaining unattended sessions. The refund request must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the next session. Program registrations may be transferable to another course within the same fiscal year (July-June). No refunds are issued for the on-line session portion of multiple session programs.

CCSP®, DACBSP®, Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians®, Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner®, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician®, and American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ are service, trade and/or certification marks of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Inc.

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Prospective Speakers

Are you interested in becoming a speaker for a Homecoming event? Please complete and submit the Speaker Application form to be considered for a program. Acrobat Reader is required. Completed forms may be typed or hand-written and submitted via mail, fax or e-mail. Please contact heather.starr@palmer.edu with any questions.

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