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Chiropractic, DC

Keiser University College of Chiropractic Medicine is South Florida’s only Doctor of Chiropractic Program

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Chiropractic, DC

The rigorous Doctor of Chiropractic program at Keiser University prepares graduates to truly make a difference by relieving patients’ pain, improving their mobility, and guiding them to lead healthier lives. The program combines traditional lectures with small-group learning, weekly conferences and seminars, laboratory and experiential sessions, and clinical training opportunities — all with an emphasis on case-based relevancy for chiropractic practice, a profession dedicated to excellence in spine care.

At a Glance

216 Credit Hours

74 Courses

40 - 72 Months*

16 Week Terms

Up to 18 credits of transfer credit

Build career in settings including private/group practices, wellness centers and more.

On Campus

Financial aid for those who qualify**

** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.

* Time to completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.

Program Description

Keiser University College of Chiropractic Medicine located in West Palm Beach is South Florida’s only Doctor of Chiropractic Program. Our professional program consisting of ten semesters of study which are completed over 40 months.  It combines traditional lectures with small group learning, weekly conferences and seminars, laboratory and experiential sessions, and clinical training opportunities at a number of sites.  All coursework includes case-based relevancy for chiropractic practice as a portal-of-entry profession dedicated to excellence in spine care.

Throughout the ten semesters of study, a number of cross-cutting themes are embedded within the courses, enabling students to integrate their studies around a clinically relevant framework.  These themes all focus on the role of chiropractic as a conservative clinical approach to spine care, and include chiropractic sports medicine, chiropractic geriatrics, and chiropractic general practice, as well as other cross-cutting themes such as wellness and health maintenance; ethic, professionalism and life-long learning; and, the role of the chiropractor as a team member in mainstream healthcare and public health.  The Doctor of Chiropractic Program emphasizes the promotion of evidence-based health care, inter-professional collaboration and practice, and the highest standards of professional ethics.

The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at the Keiser University College of Chiropractic Medicine is awarded programmatic accreditation by The Council on Chiropractic Education, 8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321, Phone: (480)443-8877, Website: www.cce-usa.org.

Program Vision

Our vision is to be the nation’s leading college of chiropractic medicine. This vision includes both preparing Doctors of Chiropractic to serve the citizens of Florida and beyond, through excellence in care, education, and research and to provide national and international leadership as an exemplar of chiropractic medical education.

Program Mission

Our mission is to graduate caring, critically-thinking Doctors of Chiropractic focusing on spine care, who will serve the needs of Florida’s citizens and beyond, to a diverse global society. Our graduates are committed to the highest standards of professional ethics, life-long learning, and interprofessional collaboration as team members in the delivery of health care. We provide leadership to the chiropractic profession through excellence and innovation in education, research, and patient care.

What Can You Expect to Learn

Keiser University’s Doctor of Chiropractic program prepares students to:

  • Utilize history taking, physical examination, diagnostic imaging and laboratory testing to collect data, and apply clinical reasoning skills to assess those data in order to arrive at a diagnosis.
  • Develop, implement, and document a patient care plan which includes specific therapeutic goals and prognoses.
  • Assess the need for health promotion and disease prevention strategies to address the needs of patients and communities.
  • Develop effective interpersonal and communication skills for a wide range of healthcare related activities including patient care, professional collaboration, health education, as well as the documenting and reporting of healthcare information.
  • Understand, comply with, and rigorously implement accepted standards of professional ethics and jurisprudence.
  • Locate, critically appraise, and utilize relevant scientific literature and information to assess and improve patient care practices.
  • Independently and competently select and perform chiropractic manual and manipulative  procedures.
  • Apply the values and principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in healthcare delivery and leadership teams.

Program Objectives

Students are able to integrate their studies within a clinically relevant framework, with cross-cutting themes such as chiropractic sports medicine, chiropractic general practice, and chiropractic geriatrics. Our Doctor of Chiropractic program emphasizes the promotion of evidence-based health care, interprofessional collaboration, and the highest standards of patient care and professional ethics. Our graduates will practice in a variety of clinical environments as team members in the health care system, becoming vital contributors to the well-being of all.

Chiropractic Medicine is:

  • Evidence-based
  • Integrated with mainstream health care delivery
  • Spine focused
  • No longer “alternative”

Program Outline

To receive a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Keiser University, students must complete the prescribed course of study within a maximum of 6 years. The program consists of 10 semesters of continuous study over 40 months, totaling 216 credit hours. Over 25% of this consists of clinical experience in a variety of settings. Throughout the program, crosscutting themes are embedded in the coursework, covering major areas of relevance to chiropractic practice, such as chiropractic sports medicine and chiropractic geriatrics.

  • Doctor of Chiropractic Core Courses (216.0 credit hours)
    Molecules and cells 2.0 credit hours
    Biochemistry 1 3.0 credit hours
    Physiology 1 3.0 credit hours
    Biochemistry 2 3.0 credit hours
    Physiology 2 3.0 credit hours
    Gross and Spinal Anatomy 1 8.0 credit hours
    Histology 2.0 credit hours
    Gross and Spinal Anatomy 2 5.0 credit hours
    Gross Anatomy 3 5.0 credit hours
    Embryology and Genetics 1.0 credit hour
    Neuroscience 6.0 credit hours
    Pathology 1 3.0 credit hours
    Chiropractic Therapeutics 1 3.0 credit hours
    Principles of Chiropractic Practice 1 1.0 credit hour
    Chiropractic Therapeutics 2 5.0 credit hours
    Principles of Chiropractic Practice 2 1.0 credit hour
    Chiropractic Therapeutics 3 5.0 credit hours
    Principles of Chiropractic Practice 3 1.0 credit hour
    Clinical and Professional Development 1 1.0 credit hour
    Clinical Case Conference 1 1.0 credit hour
    Clinical and Professional Development 2 2.0 credit hours
    Grand Rounds 1.0 credit hour
    Clinical and Professional Development 3 1.0 credit hour
    Grand Rounds 1.0 credit hour
    Pathology 2 3.0 credit hours
    Clinical Microbiology and Immunology 4.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic and Clinical Sciences 1 – Examination 5.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic and Clinical Sciences 2 – Introduction to Orthopedics 3.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic and Clinical Sciences 3 – Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis 3.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic and Clinical Sciences 4 – Orthopedics 3.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic and Clinical Sciences 5 – Clinical Laboratory Seminar 1.0 credit hour
    Diagnostic and Clinical Sciences 6 – Neurology 3.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic Imaging 1 Technique 3.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic Imaging 2 Technique 2.0 credit hours
    Chiropractic Therapeutics 4 5.0 credit hours
    Principles of Chiropractic Practice 4 1.0 credit hour
    Chiropractic Therapeutics 5 – Clinical Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
    Chiropractic Therapeutics 6 5.0 credit hours
    Chiropractic Therapeutics 7 – Physiological Therapeutics 3.0 credit hours
    Chiropractic Therapeutics 8 4.0 credit hours
    Chiropractic Therapeutics 9 – Rehabilitation 3.0 credit hours
    Clinical and Professional Development 4 2.0 credit hours
    Grand Rounds 1.0 credit hour
    Clinical and Professional Development 5 2.0 credit hours
    Clinical Practice 1 4.0 credit hours
    Grand Rounds 1.0 credit hour
    Clinical and Professional Development 6 2.0 credit hours
    Clinical Practice 2 4.0 credit hours
    Grand Rounds 1.0 credit hour
    Diagnostic and Clinical Sciences 7 – Orthopedics 3.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic and Clinical Sciences 8 – Systems Disorders 5.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic and Clinical Sciences 9 – Emergency Care 1.0 credit hour
    Diagnostic and Clinical Sciences 10 – Women’s Health and Chiropractic Pediatrics 3.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic and Clinical Sciences 11 – Pharmacology 1.0 credit hour
    Diagnostic and Clinical Sciences 12 – Systems Disorders 5.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic and Clinical Sciences 13 – Chiropractic Geriatrics 3.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic and Clinical Sciences 14 – Public Health 2.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic and Clinical Sciences 15 – Topics in Contemporary Healthcare 2.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic Imaging 3 Technique and Interpretation 3.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic Imaging 4 Interpretation 3.0 credit hours
    Diagnostic Imaging 5 – Interpretation 1.0 credit hour
    Chiropractic Therapeutics 10 – Nutritional Therapy Seminar 1.0 credit hour
    Chiropractic Therapeutics 11 1.0 credit hour
    Principles of Chiropractic Practice 5 1.0 credit hour
    Clinical and Professional Development 7 1.0 credit hour
    Clinical Practice 3 – Pre-clerkship 5.0 credit hours
    Grand Rounds 1.0 credit hour
    Clinical and Professional Development 8 2.0 credit hours
    Clinical Practice 4 – Clerkship 6.0 credit hours
    Grand Rounds 1.0 credit hour
    Clinical and Professional Development 9 1.0 credit hour
    Clinical Practice 5 – Clerkship 10.0 credit hours
    Grand Rounds 1.0 credit hour
    Clinical Practice 6- Externship and/or Preceptorship 15.0 credit hours

Career Pathways

Graduates of the College of Chiropractic Medicine can expect to build careers in settings including:

  • Private and Group practices
  • Wellness centers and Health franchises
  • Holistic health and Multidisciplinary practices
  • Corporate and institutional settings
  • Academia

Program Outcomes

Keiser University Spine Care Clinic

It is the goal of the Keiser University College of Chiropractic Medicine Spine Care Clinic to offer the student an effective support structure to facilitate and enhance their clinical experience. Our mission is to graduate caring, critically-thinking healthcare professionals, focused on spine-care, who will serve the needs of Florida’s citizens and beyond, to a diverse global society. We make sure that our graduates are committed to the highest standards of professional ethics; life-long learning; and, inter-professional collaboration as team members in the delivery of health care.

Our Daily Principles:

  • To provide high quality, evidenced based patient-centered care;
  • To provide a high quality clinical educational experience;
  • To provide training and understanding of ethical practice building procedures;
  • To comply with all required accreditation policies and standards.

Values and Aspirations of the Spine Care Clinic:

  • Graduating caring, competent, and science-driven chiropractic physicians;
  • Providing the educational and clinical environment that will allow our students to develop the skills necessary to flourish in an evolving and team-based healthcare system;
  • Developing a body of alumni whose leadership and careers affirm the Keiser University motto of integrity, truth and knowledge (integritas, veritas, sapientia);
  • Advancing chiropractic education and practice through innovation and scholarship.

Student Testimonial

Dr. Andrew Calderone, Keiser University Chiropractic Graduate
Industry-experienced instructors, hands-on learning environment, and a student-first atmosphere – these are just some of the reasons Andrew Calderone chose Keiser University for his Doctorate in Chiropractic program. Watch Dr. Calderone share his thoughts about how a Keiser University education helped him prepare for success.

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Have you been looking for the right Doctor of Chiropractic program to help you achieve your goals? You found it at Keiser University. Our doctoral program offers the skills, insight, and credential you need to elevate your career and your future! Learn more about our Doctor of Chiropractic program today by Requesting More Info now!

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Keiser Benefits

We understand that today’s students have many responsibilities and obligations in their lives. At Keiser, we deliver the same quality education through different scheduling options to accommodate busy schedules. Whether you choose day, evening, or online classes, chances are, you will find a schedule that fits yours and allows you to fulfill one of the most important commitments you can make – a commitment to your education.

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Flexibility and Convenience

When you enroll in Keiser University’s programs, you can pursue your educational goals anytime and anywhere you have internet access.
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One Class at a Time

You have the option of taking just one or two classes at a time, allowing you to concentrate on learning while balancing your education with work, family and other responsibilities. With our “students first” focus and small classes, you’ll receive personal attention from your instructors.
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Experienced Faculty

Keiser University’s dedicated, accomplished faculty members are committed to your success. All faculty are prepared and are actively engaged in the fields they teach. You’ll benefit from their wealth of knowledge and real-world experience.
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We are here to help guide YOU through the financial aid process to determine what type of aid you may qualify to receive to support your educational endeavors.

Accreditation

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Questions about the accreditation of Keiser University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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