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Doctor of Chiropractic

Are you ready to be a leader in patient care? Doctors of Chiropractic improve health, human performance and quality of life naturally and non-invasively; and Logan University’s evidence-informed curriculum, award-winning campus and state-of-the-art learning environment ensure candidates are uniquely prepared to create healthcare careers that best suit their talents and ambitions.

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Doctor of Chiropractic

Are you ready to be a leader in patient care? Doctors of Chiropractic improve health, human performance and quality of life naturally and non-invasively; and Logan University’s evidence-informed curriculum, award-winning campus and state-of-the-art learning environment ensure candidates are uniquely prepared to create healthcare careers that best suit their talents and ambitions.

In-Person

Hands-On Instruction.

3 years, 4 months

Length of Program

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$13,520 Per Trimester

10 Trimesters (flat rate 12 hours or greater

Next Trimester Start

May 14, 2024
September 10, 2024
January 6, 2025

Put Your Passion for Health and Wellness into Practice

Improve health, performance and quality of life naturally and non-invasively, without the use of prescription drugs. As public interest in drug-free pain management grows, chiropractic physicians have become integral members of a patient’s care team. Own your own practice, or work in a clinical practice with other health sciences or fitness professionals. As a doctor of chiropractic, you can tailor your career to your interests and build a life that’s rewarding on all levels.

As a chiropractic school, Logan uses an evidence-informed curriculum that is grounded in the Logan tradition, infused with current research and the latest technology. Providing hands-on instruction with a variety of proven chiropractic adjustment techniques, Logan lets you choose from a variety of clinical opportunities and electives. With a DC degree from Logan, you’ll be more than ready to take your place at the forefront of integrated health care.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Put Your Passion for Health and Wellness into Practice

With the surge of interest in conservative, drug-free health care and the demand for chiropractors expected to grow by 12% through 2026, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree provides a solid foundation for a chiropractic career. With a DC degree from Logan, you’ll be more than ready to take your place at the forefront of integrated health care.

Chiropractic physicians have become integral members of a patient’s care team by providing solutions to increase human performance through chiropractic treatment. Following graduation from Logan’s DC program, your opportunities in the chiropractic field are endless. Whether you own your own practice or work in a clinical practice with other health sciences or fitness professionals, a chiropractic degree allows you to utilize knowledge in chiropractic care for patient wellness. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, you can tailor your career to your interests and build a life that’s rewarding on many levels.

At Logan, you’ll be exposed to more clinical opportunities earlier in your chiropractic education than in any other chiropractic program. In fact, you will begin hands-on training in your first trimester. In addition, many different types of preceptorship opportunities – ranging from athletics to the Veterans Administration and other integrated health settings – are available for students to refine their skills in a variety of settings.

Admissions Requirements for the DC
COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC: DOCTORATE OF CHIROPRACTIC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
An applicant must have:

  • Earned at least 90 credit hours with preference given to those earning a baccalaureate degree.
    • Credits and degrees earned must be accredited by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If the baccalaureate degree was earned at an unaccredited institution, an accredited post-baccalaureate degree is an acceptable alternative.
  • Requested that an official transcript be sent directly to Logan from the institution awarding the qualifying entrance degree. If the applicant attended multiple institutions, an official transcript must be sent from each institution directly to Logan.
  • Earned a minimum of a 3.0 on a 4.0 for the best of 90 credits earned with preference given to those earning a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in their qualifying bachelor’s degree. An applicant with qualifying post-undergraduate coursework may have those courses and cumulative GPA re-evaluated by the Admissions Committee.
  • Complete the prerequisite coursework listed below from an accredited institution:
    • 24 hours of life and/or physical science.
    • Half of these hours must have labs.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete their bachelor’s degree prior to entering the Doctor of Chiropractic program. Some states require students to have an earned bachelor’s degree for licensure. Students are responsible for knowing the licensure requirements for the state in which they intend to practice or may practice in the future. Logan University strongly recommends all students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree, do so during their time at Logan to help prepare them to be practice-ready in all 50 states. For more information: http://fclb.org/chiropractic-licensing-boards.php

Acceptance into the Doctor of Chiropractic program does not imply acceptance into a Bachelor of Science program at the university. Students who wish to earn both a bachelor’s degree and the Doctor of Chiropractic must apply and be admitted into both programs. Students admitted through the general admission pathway typically select the standard 10 trimester Academic Degree Plan (ADP).

91% Occupied

91% of Logan’s Spring 2022 trimester graduates were satisfactorily occupied within nine months of graduation.

$164,297

average annual salary for chiropractors in the U.S.

12% GROWTH OF CHIROPRACTIC PROFESSION

in demand for chiropractors from 2016-2026, faster than average for all occupations.

*Forbes

16,976 Job Opportunities (during spring 2022 trimester)

Students and Alumni receive personalized job recommendations through Career Services aid. For every Logan Doctor of Chiropractic graduate there are 4 job opportunities available.

 

What if I don’t meet the admissions requirements for the Doctor of Chiropractic program?

Logan offers an Alternative Admission Track Program for those who don’t meet the admissions requirements.

You must have one of the following to be reviewed:

  • Earned a minimum of a 3.0 on a 4.0 for the best of 90 credits earned with preference given to those earning a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in their qualifying bachelor’s degree. a. An applicant with qualifying post-undergraduate coursework may have those courses and cumulative GPA (unweighted) re-evaluated by the Admissions Committee.
  • Completed the prerequisite coursework listed below from an accredited institution:
    – 24 hours of life and/or physical science.
    – Half of these hours must have labs.

*If a student has a best of 90 GPA (unweighted) of 2.75 or higher and less than 24 hours of life and/or physical science, they can be reviewed by Admissions Committee for possible admittance. Students may be required to specialized acceptance plan designed to optimize their success. These plans may include additional preparatory coursework, admissions through Logan’s 3+1 Bachelor of Science in Life Science degree program, regular meetings with academic success coaches, scheduled meetings with tutors and/or other reasonable provisions designed to increase a student’s chances for success. These requirements will be outlined in the student’s acceptance letter.

Why should I choose Logan for my Doctor of Chiropractic?

Logan is well-known for its prestigious chiropractic program. Grounded in four core techniques, Logan’s DC program offers instruction in 15 evidence-based techniques, more than any other U.S. program. Right from the start, 40% of your first year will be spent in hands-on clinical skills courses to find out early if the chiropractic profession is right for you. Also, chiropractic students can learn from experts in public health during their time in the DC program. Our Chiro Connection Mentor Program allows prospective students the ability to speak with a practicing chiropractor via phone, zoom, or in-person shadowing.

What are some of the required courses for a DC degree?

To earn your Doctor of Chiropractic degree, you must take all the required courses and complete elective credit hours as outlined in the DC Academic Degree Plan.

What are the admission requirements for this degree program?

As one of the nation’s top integrated health universities, Logan offers several ways for future leaders to enter our Doctor of Chiropractic program. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Admissions Team with any questions you may have at admissions@fsypw.net.

Path One: I have completed a bachelor’s degree

If you’ve completed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 24 semester hours of life and/or physical science, have a cumulative GPA above 3.0 and half of your science courses including a lab, you are eligible to apply for Logan’s Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) program.

Path Two: I have completed the prerequisite coursework to begin the DC program

If you’ve completed at least 90 semester hours (or 135 quarter hours), including 24 semester hours of life and/or physical science and have a cumulative GPA above a 3.0, you may apply for the DC program.

Path Three: My current college participates in the 3+3 program

Save time and tuition. Through agreements with dozens of universities across the U.S., Logan University allows students to begin their undergraduate degree at a partner school, then transfer to Logan’s DC program after earning 90 semester hours of college credits with a minimum of 24 semester hours of life and/or physical science. Cumulative GPA must be greater than 3.0 with at least half of your science hours containing a lab component. On completion of your first year in the DC program, the hours transfer back to the partner school, where you will receive your bachelor’s degree. You may then continue your DC coursework at Logan.

Path Four: I haven’t started a degree program, but I may have some college credit

First-time freshmen or transfer students can save time and tuition with Logan’s 3+3 option. Students admitted to our DC program apply toward your BSLS degree, so that you can complete your bachelor’s and your Doctor of Chiropractic in about six years.

Path Five: I am a high school student

Logan’s Early College Credit Program (ECCP) allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to earn college credit while still in high school, giving you an early start on your college education. On completion of high school, students may apply for Logan’s BSLS program and ultimately our DC program.

Path Six: I don’t fit into any of the above boxes, but I know chiropractic is the right career for me

Contact a Logan Admissions Coordinator for help in determining your eligibility for the Alternative Admissions Track Program (AATP). If you are passionate about serving people through natural health care but took a less traditional path in entering the chiropractic profession, the AATP can help you earn credits toward your DC degree.

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12% growth of Chiropractic Profession

in demand for chiropractors from 2016-2026, faster than average for all occupations

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$164,297

average annual salary for chiropractors in the U.S.

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40%

of first year is spent in hands-on clinical skills courses

DOCTOR OF

CHIROPRACTIC AT LOGAN

Program Highlights

More Than Capable. Confident.

Gain the knowledge and skills to lead the future of whole health care at one of the nation’s first and most respected chiropractic colleges.

Clinical Opportunities

At Logan, you'll be exposed to more clinical opportunities earlier in your chiropractic education than in any other chiropractic program.

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Clinical Opportunities

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Hands-on From Day One

Find out early if chiropractic is right for you. At Logan, 40% of your first year will be spent in hands-on clinical skills courses.

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Hands-on From Day One

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Chiropractic Techniques and Technology

Grounded in 4 core techniques, Logan's DC program curriculum offers instruction in 15 evidence-based techniques, more than any other US program.

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Chiropractic Techniques and Technology

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Dual Degrees

Enhance your DC with a Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance, Sports Science & Rehabilitation or Health Informatics, taught 100% online.

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BS in Life Science, a Faster Path to DC

Accelerate your education, and save time on tuition and costs. Earn your BS in Life Science while accumulating credits toward a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences

BS in Life Science, a Faster Path to DC

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Get a Free Ride to Logan

Excellence is rewarded at Logan. At the end of their third trimester, the Doctor of Chiropractic student with the highest GPA will win a scholarship covering the remainder of their chiropractic education.

Get a Free Ride to Logan

Excellence is rewarded at Logan. At the end of their third trimester, the Doctor of Chiropractic student with the highest GPA will win a scholarship covering the remainder of their chiropractic education.

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Speak to Dr. Ridgeway

How does Logan compare to other chiropractic programs? What’s it like to start a practice? Is Logan the right fit for me? Take your questions directly to the source. Schedule a talk or a tour with Dr. Daryl Ridgeway, Professor in Logan’s Doctor of Chiropractic program.

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Connect with a Chiropractor

Our Chiro Connection Mentor Program gives prospective students the ability to speak with a practicing chiropractor via phone, zoom, or in-person shadowing.

Chiro Connection Mentor Program

Chiropractic Licensing and Boards

Find everything related to the NBCE and CCEB boards. Whether you plan on practicing in the US or Canada, the requirement is that you pass all parts of the chiropractic examinations. In order to increase your likelihood of success; we have created a platform where you can find additional information and keep up to date with our board’s initiatives.

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DC Program Purpose and Learning Outcomes

The Purpose of the College of Chiropractic is to prepare successful chiropractic primary care physicians to provide competent, comprehensive, patient-centered care with integrity.

  1. COMMUNICATION – exhibit verbal and written communication skills that promote integrative health care relationships.
  2. CRITICAL REASONING – demonstrate critical reasoning framed by the principles of evidence-informed clinical practice
  3. PATIENT-CENTERED HEALTH CARE – demonstrate appreciation of the needs and preferences of patients as individuals.
  4. PROFESSIONALISM – demonstrate ethical and responsible health care and business practices.
  5. FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS – demonstrate knowledge and skills foundational to evidence-based, patient-centered health care.
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Logan DC students graduate confident and Logan DC students graduate confident and ready for chiropractic practice, demonstrating a high level of competency in a range of chiropractic treatment areas.

Additional Resources

Admission Requirements

Logan DC students arrive through a variety of educational pathways. See which option fits you best.

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Academic Degree Plan

Academic Schedules

Course number, title, time, instructors and more—find everything you need to enroll in classes for upcoming trimesters.

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Tuition & Financial Resources

As one of the most affordable chiropractic colleges in the country, Logan provides a variety of financing options.

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