Education

Chiropractic is:

  • A non-invasive, drug free, hands on profession
  • Provides patient centred spinal and musculoskeletal health care.
  • Blends science, research and the healing arts.
  • Emphasizes the value of physical activity, appropriate nutrition, mental well being with rest and recreation to achieve optimal health.

 

To enter a Chiropractic program requires a minimum of 3 full years of undergraduate university study in Canada or the equivalent.

  • There are two Canadian chiropractic institutions for studying:  Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto and the L'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
  • In 2012, 57% of the 1st year students at CMCC had undergraduate degrees and 3% had graduate degrees.
  • Average entry GPA was 3.23.
  • The Chiropractic program requires 4 years of full time study (4300 hours of academic and clinical education).
  • 1500 hours of clinical training.
  • Once graduated, Chiropractors must pass National and Provincial exams to obtain a license to practice.
  • Ongoing education is a requirement to maintain a license in good standing.