Palmer College is the largest chiropractic college in the world, producing one-third of all practicing chiropractors in the world. Students at Palmer College participate in a rigorous yet supportive curriculum grounded in science and service to others. The curriculum is designed to teach students the philosophical foundations of chiropractic care, the science behind it, and the art of adjusting. Students also benefit from business courses that will prepare them to launch and operate a successful practice.
With less than 1,000 students, the school offers small class sizes taught by renowned, credentialed faculty and scientists. Courses in this fast-growing field are offered at campuses in Davenport Iowa (which also houses an outpatient clinic, radiology department, rehabilitation and sports injury, and clinical learning resource centers); San Jose, California; and Port Orange, Florida. Students can earn a Doctor of Chiropractic Care, Associate of Science in Chiropractic Technology, Bachelor of Science (General Science) or Master of Science (Clinical Research) degree.
- College Type: Private
- Program Type: 4-Year College
- Campus Size: Small (under 5,000 students)
- Campus Type: Rural
Palmer is also home to the largest research facility of any chiropractic college, with nearly $30 million in grants from agencies such as the National Institute of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Agency. Faculty regularly collaborate with healthcare centers, including work on clinical trials into the chiropractic effects of conditions such as high blood pressure and low back pain.
The Florida Campus is the newest branch of Palmer College of Chiropractic. It was opened in 2002 at 4777 City Center Parkway, in Port Orange, Florida. The campus is currently led by President Peter Martin, D.C. Enrollment is 741.