Chiropractic medicine concerns itself with the relationship between the structure and function of the human body, and how that relationship affects the restoration and preservation of health. Doctors of Chiropractic Medicine are health-care providers who practice non-drug, non-surgical means. They conclude that spinal manipulation of the musculoskeletal structure—via adjustments—correct disturbances of the nervous system and alleviate dysfunction.
Shadow, observe, volunteer or work with a practicing chiropractor. All chiropractic schools strongly encourage prospective students to contact and spend time with a chiropractor practicing in their area. The primary goal is to guarantee that you are confident in your career choice and to assure the admissions committees that you are making an informed decision. Many schools require a letter of recommendation from a chiropractor before an interview will be granted. Contact Health Science Coordinator, Patti Burgmeier, for a list of the chiropractors in the Dubuque area.
Read journals and professional publications related to chiropractic medicine and healthcare in general.
Loras College has demonstrated a 100% acceptance rate of its students into Chiropractic School.
There are 17 accredited chiropractic schools in the U.S. and while the aforementioned are overall general requirements for most schools, it is wise to check with each school individually on their prerequisites. You can find a listing of these schools by going to www.amerchiro.org, or by visiting with the Loras College Health Science Coordinator.