In Line Chiropractic Sports and Wellness Center

"Proudly serving the east bay for over 20 years" - (510) 893-1577

Education

The practice of chiropractic is licensed and regulated in all 50 of the United States and in over 30 countries worldwide. Doctors of Chiropractic undergo a rigorous and demanding professional education equivalent to any other primary care provider. To obtain a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, they must complete several years of prerequisite undergraduate education and spend nearly the same number of classroom hours at a fully-accredited chiropractic college as MDs do in medical schools.

A chiropractic program consists of four academic years of professional education averaging a total of 4,822 hours of course work. Several areas of study are emphasized during the course of chiropractic education:

  1. adjustive techniques/spinal analysis
  2. principles/practices of chiropractic
  3. physiologic therapeutics
  4. biomechanics
Comparison of Hours of Basic Sciences Education in Medical and Chiropractic Schools
Subject Chiropractic Schools Medical Schools
  Hours % of Total Hours % of Total
Anatomy 570 40 368 31
Biochemistry 150 11 120 10
Microbiology 120 8 120 10
Public Health 70 5 289 24
Physiology 305 21 142 12
Pathology 205 14 162 14
Total Hours 1,420 100 1,200 100

Student doctors are thoroughly trained in the appropriate use of sophisticated analytical equipment including X-rays, examination procedures, and state of the art chiropractic investigative technologies. Standards for chiropractic education have been established and are monitored by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The CCE accredits Chiropractic colleges, sets standards for curriculum, faculty, facilities, patient care and research. Before they can practice, all Doctors of Chiropractic must pass a series of National Boards, as well as a licensing exam for the state in which they choose to practice. Additionally, 47 states require that doctors attend clinical continuing education programs for annual relicensure.

 

 

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Location & Hours:

We are located at:
2100 Lakeshore Ave.,
Suite E
Oakland, CA 94606

Phone: 510-893-1577
Fax: 510.893.8907
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Office Hours:
Hours:
Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am-1pm
Sunday by appt.