Chiropractors attend specialty graduate colleges that focus specifically on
Chiropractic education. Dr. John Avard attended Parker
College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX.
Today's Chiropractors have a minimum of a two year course of study leading to
a B.A. or B.S. degree. This "pre-Chiropractic" course of study
is much like that required of pre-med. students. Chiropractic students
then must complete an additional four years of professional education plus a
prescribed internship. Internships are completed through clinics
incorporated into the colleges, as well as in the surrounding communities.
Like their medical counterparts, Chiropractic students take courses in
subjects such as: anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology,
physiology, cell biology, histology, neurology, public health,
physical/clinical/laboratory diagnosis, gynecology, obstetrics,
pediatrics, geriatrics, dermatology, otolaryngology, radiology, psychology,
nutrition, orthopedics, physical therapy, first aid, biomechanics, spinal
analysis and more.
The main difference between Chiropractic education and Medical education is
that while the Medical students are working on allopathic studies (surgery and
pharmacology), Chiropractic students are working on Chiropractic studies
(evaluation and treatment of subluxations, biomechanics and nutrition).