Morsch Family Chiropractic

Chiropractic Education

Chiropractors are educated as primary contact health care providers with a concentration on musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment. Usually, an applicant to a chiropractic college already has achieved a bachelors degree in their area of interest. The area of the degree may vary, however, all applicants must complete pre-requisite classes in the area of chemistry, physics, biology, math, and others. 

Chiropractic graduate education is challenging with students taking up to 26 credit hours per trimester in all areas of health science. Our education consisted of coursework in neuroanatomy, human anatomy, cadaver dissection, pathology, physiology, philosophy, chiropractic technique, laboratory diagnosis, radiology, nutrition,physical assessment, physiotherapy, and treatment protocol.  We spend our entire last year in chiropractic clinics treating patients and refining our skills.


Summary of Course Hours for Doctor of Chiropractic

  • Anatomy 585 hours
  • Biochemistry 75 hours
  • Physiopathology 345 hours
  • Microbiology and Public Health 120 hours
  • Diagnosis 525 hours
  • Diagnostic Imaging 270 hours
  • Clinical Laboratory 75 hours
  • Associated Studies 165 hours
  • Chiropractic Philosophy 135 hours
  • Chiropractic Technique 615 hours
  • Ancillary Therapeutic Procedures 90 hours
  • Clinical Practice Issues 75 hours
  • Clinical Experience and Outpatient Services 1,320 hours
  • Total Core hours 4,380 hours
  • Elective Courses 225 hours

Total 4,620 hours


In addition, Dr. Morsch has completed additional classroom hours specifically in pediatric and pregnancy care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.  For details about the course work please visit our pediatric page. 


Chiropractors must pass all 4 parts of their national boards. The exam is written and over seen by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and students are tested on all areas of study.


As with most professions, chiropractors must complete a set amount of post-graduate continuing education per year to maintain their licensure.



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