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Improving health through neuromusculoskeletal alignment.

Chiropractors treat patients with health problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. They use spinal adjustments, manipulation and other techniques to manage patients’ health concerns, such as back and neck pain.

Chiropractors must get a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and a state license. Doctor of Chiropractic programs typically take four years to complete and require at least three years of undergraduate college education for admission. 

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy lifelong learning.
  • Curiosity about life.
  • Critical thinking and enjoy solving problems.
  • Enjoy science and the scientific method.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Internship Opportunities

  • Chiropractic assistant
  • Chiropractic intern
  • Brookings Chiropractic
  • Back in Motion Chiropractic
  • Hungerford Chiropractic

Professional Schools Admitting Graduates

  • National University of Health Sciences (Lombard, Illinois)
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University (Bloomington, Minnesota)
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport, Iowa)
  • University of Western States (Portland, Oregon)

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.