Texas Tech University

Chiropractic Care

While Texas Tech University does not offer a designation or degree in chiropractic and related programs, we do assist students with exploring, preparing for, and applying to programs in that discipline.

Chiropractic care is a health care discipline that emphasizes the inherent power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. It focuses on the relationship between the body's structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.

Chiropractic doctors diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body's muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems. Chiropractors believe interference with these systems can impair normal functioning, cause pain, and lower resistance to disease. They are most well known for the hands-on technique they practice to adjust imbalances in the patient's overall health and wellness. Chiropractic medicine recognizes that many factors affect health, including exercise, diet, rest, environment, and heredity.

For the prerequisite courses and requirements needed to apply to the chiropractic programs below visit each schools website.

Texas Chiropractic College- Pasadena, Texas

Parker College of Chiropractic- Dallas, Texas

Palmer College of Chiropractic- IA, CA, FL