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Chiropractic training


Subjects Taught in a Typical Trimester-Based Chiropractic Program,
by Year and Numbers of Contact Hours

Year 1

Year 2

General anatomy (210)*

Pharmacotoxicology (30)

Functional anatomy and biomechanics (210)

Clinical microbiology (90)

Histology (90)

Pathology (135)

Human biochem. (105)

Chiropr. principles (60)

Chiropr. principles (90)

Chiropr. procedures (300)

Clinical chiropractic (60)

Physics and clinical imaging (90)

Palpation (120)

Clinical orthopedics and neurology
(180)

Neuroscience (120)

Nutritional assessment (60)

Normal radiological anatomy (90)

Community health (60)

Human physiology (135)

Physiological therapeutics (105)

Fundamentals of nutrition (60)

Clinical nutrition (60)

Introduction to physical examination skills (120)

Research methods (30)

Chiropractic procedures (105)

Practice management (30)

 

Imaging interpretation (75)

 

Differential diagnosis (90)

 

Clinical chiropr. applied (90)

Total hours:
1,515

Total hours:
1,485

 

Year 3

Year 4

Integrated chiropractic clinical application (90)

Clinical internship (450)

Physiological therapeutics (30)

 

Chiropractic principles (75)

 

Practice management (75)

 

Imaging interpretation (90)

 

Radiological position and technique (30)

 

Differential diagnosis (90)

 

Clinical application of manual procedures (60)

 

Clinical internship (390)

 

Dermatology (15)

 

Clinical psychology (15)

 

Obstetrics/gynecology (15)

 

Pediatrics (15)

 

Geriatrics (15)

 

Clinical laboratory clerkship (15)

 

Total hours:
1,410

Total hours:
450

Number of contact hours is noted in parentheses.

Source: Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Whittier, California