Fast Facts about Sherman College

Sherman College of Chiropractic, founded in 1973 by Thom Gelardi, D.C,, is named in honor of Lyle Sherman, D.C., a pioneer in the development of modern chiropractic.

Students in the Sherman College Plaza

Students in the Plaza


The mission of Sherman College of Chiropractic is to educate and prepare students to become doctors of chiropractic. This mission is based upon the college’s core values and is achieved through activities in the areas of education, research and service. We focus on educating, graduating, and supporting skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful doctors of chiropractic


Sherman College graduates practice throughout the U.S. and in 25 other countries. Our alumni have established successful private practices and advance the profession as college presidents, presidents of state and national organizations, members of state boards of chiropractic examiners and as researchers and faculty in chiropractic colleges.

Patient in sherman college chiropractic clinic health center

Patient in chiropractic clinic health center

Health Center

The college operates the Health Center chiropactic clinic where students intern under the supervision of licensed doctors of chiropractic and provide quality, affordable chiropractic care for members of the community.

Continuing Education

Sherman College regularly offers continuing education opportunities for doctors of chiropractic and hosts an annual Lyceum (homecoming) program which brings hundreds of visitors to campus.


The Research Department is housed in the college’s Chiropractic Health Center and works with faculty and students to investigate the vertebral subluxation, analysis for its correction and associated outcomes. The department offers state-of-the-art electrophysiological equipment. The results of projects carried out at Sherman College have been presented at professional conferences around the world and published in national, peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Dr. Edwin Cordero

Dr. Edwin Cordero


Edwin Cordero, D.C., was named Sherman’s fifth president in 2013. Dr. Cordero practiced chiropractic for 19 years after graduating from Life University in 1993; he practiced in Puerto Rico for one year and then built a successful family practice in Lantana, FL. He is bilingual in Spanish and English, and he has mentored students and chiropractors through motivational speaking engagements at chiropractic associations, conferences and other organizations around the world. Sherman College of Chiropractic’s Board of Trustees is a visionary group of chiropractors and other professionals who are dedicated to carrying out the college’s mission, goals and objectives to educate chiropractors, to conduct chiropractic research and to serve humanity with high quality chiropractic care.

Sherman College Sign

Sherman College Sign


The college’s 80-acre campus, accessible from Interstate Highways 26 and 85, is ideally located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Spartanburg, SC, which has been named one of Relocate America’s Top 25 Places to Live and Go to School, and rated the top city in South Carolina to live and No. 48 nationally. Sherman is the only chiropractic college in the Carolinas and one of just 18 in the United States.

College Town

Spartanburg is truly a “College Town,” boasting seven other institutions of higher learning that provide opportunities for students interested in a variety of paths. College Town aims to create opportunities for students and institutions to connect with the city; to enhance students’ academic, social and service opportunities through institutional collaborations; to seek programmatic enrichment opportunities among colleges; and to further the missions of member institutions. This exciting collaboration provides many opportunities for improving the quality and the culture of Spartanburg and its students. Sherman College holds membership with the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce and the College Town Consortium.


See this page for Sherman College accreditation information

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For more information, contact Karen Rhodes at 800-849-8771 or 864-578-8770, ext. 242.

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