Life University’s Doctor of Chiropractic Program

Life University’s Doctor of Chiropractic Program

By Life University Staff

Life University’s (Life U) flagship Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) program offers an exceptional educational opportunity to individuals looking to join a top-notch healthcare profession that gives them many choices. From working in private practice or in an integrated health center to caring for premier athletes in professional sports settings, a chiropractic education allows students to choose their future work environment, as well as their schedule and specialization.

Beyond the Basics

From its inception in 1974, the D.C. program at Life U has provided an unparalleled learning experience, blending the best of modern science and chiropractic principles to ensure students are well-rounded, knowledgeable and ready to make an impact in the healthcare industry right after graduation.

“At Life University, we are dedicated to helping our students, faculty and staff reach their highest potential in a culture of innovation and excellence,” explains Life U President Dr. Rob Scott. “Specifically, our College of Chiropractic faculty and staff are committed to inspiring our students to pursue health and wellness through an approach that emphasizes the amazing resilience of our bodies that work hard to express health, maintain health and recover from illnesses or other conditions that threaten our health. Additionally, we strive to provide an environment that is conducive to learning and growth.”

This commitment to excellence is evident in Life U’s D.C. program, which is offered with rolling admission year-round and has enrolled the largest single-campus student population of all chiropractic colleges in the world for many years. The advanced degree program consists of 14 quarters of study, covering all the necessary topics for a successful career in the field. This includes courses on diagnosis, spinal biomechanics, clinical neurology and health promotion and wellness, just to name a few. Students also benefit from the program’s imbued philosophy of Vitalism, which emphasizes the body’s innate ability to self-develop, self-maintain and self-heal. And once they progress to the clinical phase of their education, students receive hands-on experience in caring for the public through student clinics, externships and study abroad opportunities.

Overall, Life University is dedicated to pioneering innovation in higher education and research while providing students with a vitalistic approach to health and optimal performance. This is particularly evident in the D.C. program. Dr. Scott explains, “Our Doctor of Chiropractic program is designed to empower students to take on leadership roles in the chiropractic profession and make a powerful contribution to the health and well-being of people both locally and globally. We now have alumni running clinics in their native countries all over the world, providing much-needed care to the population. We are proud of the impact this ‘not-so-little’ university makes each and every day through the care our graduates provide and the impactful research they are conducting to move the chiropractic profession forward.”

Life U’s D.C. program ultimately gives students the opportunity to become leaders in the field of chiropractic care, a rewarding profession that makes a difference in the lives of others. By developing a strong foundation in both scientific and chiropractic principles, students are able to create meaningful change within the healthcare system. With its unique educational approach and top rankings, Life U’s D.C. program could be an excellent choice for anyone who is looking to pursue a career in chiropractic care and harness a powerful education to help patients reach their full potential.

An Open Invitation

Life University is located in Marietta, the fourth largest principal city of metro Atlanta. It’s just a short trip down I-75 to the attractions of Atlanta (sporting events, concerts, dining, plays and more), yet Life U’s campus offers a tranquil, nature-centric setting with ample green space and miles of walking trails where its health-conscious student base can keep fit.

As one of the top-ranked chiropractic programs in the world, Life U’s D.C. program delivers a unique educational experience that celebrates diversity. In fact, Life U was ranked as the No. 1 most diverse college in Georgia and No. 18 in the country by for 2023. The institution has a nearly 50-50 split between genders both schoolwide and within the College of Chiropractic. And with representation from more than 65 countries and all 50 states, students gain a global perspective while receiving the highest-quality education in the profession.

Dr. Scott encourages anyone who can to visit the Life U campus off of Cobb Parkway, just a short drive from the area’s renowned Truist Park. He concludes, “We invite everyone who hasn’t been to our campus to come and check us out. We might just surprise you. And if you are interested in learning more about what we offer, set up a tour or visit us for LIFE Leadership Weekend, our premier prospective student event that gives attendees a two-day snapshot into the chiropractic profession and Life U’s D.C. program.”


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