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Palmer College of Chiropractic Changes Lives

Change lives. Be a chiropractor.

You’ll make a difference every day as a chiropractor. Chiropractors change lives by helping their patients feel their best—without medications or surgery. The tools required? Your own two hands.

Palmer College of Chiropractic prepares its graduates for vital, satisfying careers that make a difference in the world, one person at a time. Palmer College has one of the lowest student-loan default rates of all graduate schools in the nation. This is a strong indicator of the success of its graduates.
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Palmer grad David Johnson, D.C., doesn't just provide chiropractic care for professional athletes, rock stars and college sports teams. He also treats babies, grandmothers and everyone in between. Click the photo to learn more. 
Palmer: The Trusted Leader
Palmer is the founding college of chiropractic, and today Palmer is the largest and most highly-regarded chiropractic institution in the world. Palmer is known as The Trusted Leader in Chiropractic Education® and also leads the world in chiropractic research. Nearly one-third of the chiropractors in the world are Palmer graduates.
The Palmer experience offers a wide range of real-world, hands-on learning opportunities. Palmer students take part in our world-renowned Sports Council Program providing care to athletes at all levels. Students also provide care to low-income populations at community clinics and treat active duty military personnel, veterans and their families at our campus clinics. Palmer students also have the opportunity to participate as investigators in active research studies on all three campuses.
With three campuses in Davenport, Iowa; Port Orange, Fla., and San Jose, Calif., the college is home to the world’s largest chiropractic library, the largest chiropractic student body, and the largest chiropractic research program. Palmer faculty also lead the profession, authoring the textbooks used in many chiropractic schools and producing much of the scientific articles on chiropractic.
Chiropractic and You
Palmer’s Doctor of Chiropractic students are trained to think like doctors from day one. In your first year, you’ll study anatomy, physiology, neurology, diagnosis, chemistry, pathology and bacteriology. In your second year, you’ll take classes in chiropractic technique, x-ray, and practice management. During your third year, you’ll dedicate your time to patient care in an outpatient clinic setting and preparation for your life after graduation.
In addition to rigorous academic and clinical preparation, Palmer prepares students to be business leaders. The Palmer Center for Business Development provides a wide range of business training and networking opportunities for both students and alumni on all three campuses.
Want to discover Palmer for yourself? 
Contact us to schedule your campus visit. Palmer is one college, with three campuses: our Davenport, Iowa campus is in the heart of the Midwest; contact us at (800) 722-3648. Our Port Orange, Fla. campus is just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean; contact us at (866) 585-9677. Our campus in San Jose, Calif. Is close to mountains and beaches; contact us at (866) 303-7939. For more information visit