Consistent with the 2021 Standards of the Council on Chiropractic Education, the Doctor of Chiropractic program prepares:

…graduates to serve as competent, caring, patient-centered, and ethical doctors of chiropractic/chiropractic physicians qualified to provide independent, quality, patient-focused care to individuals of all ages and genders by:

  1. Providing direct access, portal of entry care that does not require a referral from another source;

  2. Establishing a partnership relationship with continuity of care for each individual patient;

  3. Evaluating a patient and independently establishing a diagnosis or diagnoses; and,

  4. Managing the patient’s healthcare and integrating healthcare services including treatment, recommendations for self-care, referral, and/or co-management.

(Council on Chiropractic Education Standards, July 2021)  

Parker University’s Doctor of Chiropractic program includes basic, clinical, and chiropractic education with an emphasis on conservative, functional, integrated, and patient-centered methods.

At Parker, chiropractic is taught as a science, philosophy, and art concerned with the relationship between the structure and function of the human body. Parker Doctors of Chiropractic focus their attention on the neuro-musculoskeletal system’s impact on the restoration and preservation of health and  function, while performing as unique practitioner in the modern integrated health care system.