Laws and Regulations Relating to the Parctice of Chiropractic. State of California Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Required Hours and Subjects:
Each applicant shall offer proof of completion of a course of instruction in a Board-approved chiropractic college of not less than 4,400 hours which includes minimum educational requirements set forth in Section 5 of the Act. The course of instruction completed by the applicant shall consist of no less than the following minimum hours, except as otherwise provided:
Group I Anatomy, including embryology, histology and human dissection 616 hours
Group II Physiology (must include laboratory work) 264 hours
Group III Biochemistry, clinical nutrition, and dietetics 264 hours
Group IV Pathology, bacteriology, and toxicology 440 hours
Group V Public health, hygiene and sanitation, and emergency care 132 hours
Group VI Diagnosis, including E.E.N.T. and serology, dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases, geriatrics, X-ray interpretation, and neurology 792 hours
Group VII Obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics 132 hours
Group VIII Principles and practice of chiropractic to include chiropractic technique, chiropractic philosophy, orthopedics, X-ray technique, and radiation protection 430 hours Clinic, including office procedure 518 hours, Physiotherapy 120 hours, Psychiatry 32 hours, Electives 660 hours
Total 4,400 hours
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