Chiropractic Education

Perspective of Chiropractic Education and Doctor/Physician Level Education

This document is presented to assist with understanding of education of Doctors of Chiropractic. More specifically the goal is to provide the reader with knowledge that this education provides a basis for diagnosing and/or assisting with many types of health conditions and not just spinal related disorders.

To assist those who are unsure of the following, generally a full-time year in college entails fall and spring semesters while taking a minimum of 12 hours per semester. In most cases a bachelor’s degree can be acquired in 4 years of full-time college.

The following are specifics of Dr. Steingraber’s education relating to pre chiropractic education as well as chiropractic education.

Pre-Chiropractic College curriculum

  • Associate of Liberal Arts Degree which entailed 2 years of full-time college.
  • In addition, the following science-based class work was required for chiropractic college entry totaling another 2 years of full-time college.
    • College Algebra
    • Trigonometry
    • Physics
    • Zoology
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Introduction to Microbiology

Texas Chiropractic College Curriculum; 1988-1991

  • The listing of classes below demonstrates the credit hours for each trimester at Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena Texas from the years 1988-1991. There were 3 trimesters within 1 calendar year and a total of 10 trimesters.
  • The first calendar year totaled 77 hours equating to 3.2 years of full-time college
    • Trimester 1-25 hours
    • Trimester 2-25 hours
    • Trimester 3-27 hours
  • The second calendar year totaled 82 hours equating to 3.4 years of full-time college
    • Trimester 4-29 hours
    • Trimester 5-28 hours
    • Trimester 6-25 hours
  • The third calendar year totaled 74 hours equating to 3.1 years of full-time college
    • Trimester 7-30 hours
    • Trimester 8-22 hours
    • Trimester 9-22 hours
  • The tenth trimester totaled 12 hours equating to .5 years of full-time college
  • The actual full time college years within Texas Chiropractic College from 1988-1991equates to just over 10 years within 3 and one third years.
  • Approximately 14 years of full-time college education is needed to obtain a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
  • Passage of national and state board examinations, yearly post graduate study are needed to obtain and maintain a Chiropractic license.
  • The following pages demonstrate specific class work Dr. Steingraber obtained while at Texas Chiropractic College.

Texas Chiropractic College, 1998-1991

Trimester 1/Spring 1988

Histology

Gross Human Anatomy

Spinal Anatomy

Biochemistry

Chiropractic Principles

Medical Terminology

Palpation

Total hours: 25 hours

Trimester 2/Summer 1988

Gross Human Anatomy

Biochemistry

Chiropractic Principles

Spinal Biomechanics

Palpation

General Microbiology

Physiology

25 hours

Trimester 3/Fall 1988

Neuroanatomy

Chiropractic Principles

Adjusting

Appendicular Biomechanics

Pathogenic Microbiology

Pathology

Physiology

Human Genetics

27 hours

Trimester 4/Spring 1989

Human Embryology

Adjusting

Chiropractic Principles

Research Methods

Appendicular Biomechanics

Public Health and Hygiene

Pathology

Physiology

Normal Radiology

Total Hours: 29

Trimester 5/Summer 1989

Adjusting

Nutrition

Dermatology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Neuroanatomy

Physical Exam

Abnormal Psychology

Toxicology and Pharmacology

X-Ray Physics

Total hours: 28

Trimester 6/Fall 1989

Adjusting

Spinal Orthopedics

Nutrition

Cardiovascular, Respiratory Diagnosis

Physical Exam

Physical Therapy

X-Ray Positioning

Total hours: 25

Trimester 7/Spring 1990

Appendicular Orthopedics

Adjusting

Student Clinic

Pediatrics and Geriatrics

Clinical Laboratory and Diagnosis

X-ray diagnosis

Emergency Health Care

Physical Therapy

Bone Pathology

Total hours: 30

Trimester 8/Summer 1990

Biochemistry

Appendicular Orthopedics

Case Management

Student Clinic

Clinic Symposium

Total Hours: 22

Trimester 9/Fall 1990

Office Procedures

Ethics and Jurisprudence

Insurance Procedures

Case Management

Clinic

Clinic Symposium

Total Hours: 22

Trimester 10/Spring 1991

Clinic

Clinic Symposium

Total Hours: 12

  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Subject Testing
    • General Anatomy
    • Spinal Anatomy
    • Physiology
    • Chemistry
    • Pathology
    • Microbiology/Public Health
    • General Diagnosis
    • Neuromuscular Diagnosis
    • X-ray
    • Principles of Chiropractic
    • Associated Clinical Science
    • Physiotherapy
  • Relevant State Board Examinations with similar subject matter as listed above.
  • Continuing post graduate education is required per year.
    • Dr. Steingraber’s post graduate areas of study can be reviewed by accessing his curriculum vitae. His post graduate study includes some of the following
      • Sports related injury diagnosis and treatment
      • Traumatic injury diagnosis and management
      • Functional neurology
      • Functional medicine or human metabolic evaluation and support

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