What education do chiropractors have?
Chiropractors are educated as primary health care practitioners, with an emphasis on musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment. Requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. The typical applicant at a chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding. In total, the curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, lab and clinical experience.