About Chiropractic Medicine
A chiropractor may specialize in working with specific age groups such as children or the elderly, or specific areas of interest such as industry, sports injuries, orthopedics, neurology, nutrition, and diagnostic x-rays.
The educational requirements call for a minimum of two years of college level study in an accredited institution of higher learning and graduation from a four-year college of chiropractic that meets the standards of professional education. Before graduating, a chiropractic student must also complete a program in clinical experience. Upon acceptable completion of the chiropractic college program, the degree of D. C. (doctor of chiropractic) is awarded. Develop your passion for chiropractic medicine in CPHP.
- Once the professional degree is conferred, the doctor of chiropractic must become licensed by the state in which he or she plans to practice. In Texas, chiropractors are licensed by the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE).
- To receive license, a chiropractor must pass a three-part exam administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and a state exam administered by the TBCE. In addition, there are continuing education requirements to maintain licensure.
- General Biology with Lab (BIOL 112/114/113/115)
- General Chemistry with Lab (CHEM 131/133/132/134)
- Physics with Lab* (PHYS 110/111/112/113)
- Organic Chemistry with Lab (CHEM 221/223/322/324)
- Psychology (3 hours)
- Communication (COMM 111, recommended)
- Social Sciences and Humanities (15 hours taken from history, government, English, literature, foreign language, psychology, religion, sociology, geography, music, art, theater, economics, political science, social work, anthropology)
- English (6 hours)