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Chiropractors treat patients with health problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. They use spinal adjustments and manipulation, as well as other clinical interventions, to manage patients’ health concerns, such as back and neck pain. Most chiropractors work in a solo or group chiropractic practice. A large number are self-employed. Chiropractors must earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and get a state license. Doctor of Chiropractic programs typically take 4 years to complete.


Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ChiroColleges)

Application Service

Chiropractic Centralized Application Service (ChiroCAS)

Entrance Exam

None; most chiropractic schools do not require an entrance exam though some schools may require the GRE (Graduate Record Exam)

Pre-requisites and Program Guide