• Chiropractic was founded in 1895
  • There are 85,000 Chiropractors worldwide and 75% of those practice in the U.S.
  • Chiropractors are licensed in the state in which they practice.
  • Arkansas State Law requires chiropractors attend 24 hours of annual continuing education.
  • To graduate from a chiropractic program:
  • Minimum class hour requirements total 2,887 hours in core competency
  • All class hour requirements total 4,485
  • Meet 600 hours of externship (clinic hours)
  • Pass National Board Exams which includes 4 parts encompassing hands-on treatment
  • In comparison to a Medical Doctor, Chiropractors receive the following education:

Subject

Medical Doctor Class Hours

Chiropractic Hours

Anatomy

508

520

Physiology

326

420

Pathology

335

271

Chemistry

325

300

Bacteriology

130

114

Diagnosis

374

370

Neurology

112

320

X-Ray

148

217

Obstetrics and Gynecology

198

65

Orthopedics

156

225

Other

1492

1598

Total

4248

4485