Active Hands-On Learning of Chiropractic

To learn chiropractic, you need to practice chiropractic. At Sherman, ours is an active, hands-on learning experience -- with small classes and unmatched individualized attention. You start learning adjusting and analysis skills your first quarter at Sherman.

palpatingThe curricululm is based on the Sherman System developed by Sherman faculty who take the time to get to know each student personally. They treat students as colleagues and are committed to helping students become experts in chiropractic.

Through a sequenced course of study, students complete 14 quarters of study in a wide variety of subjects -- including anatomy, physiology, chemistry, radiology, philosophy, research, chiropractic technique and business practice.

A diversified education in the basic and clinical sciences, with laboratories in anatomy, microbiology, physiology and pathology, helps students understand the scientific rationale for chiropractic and its relationship to human physiology and health.

A Typical Day at Sherman College

fitness centerThe college day begins at 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, but some students like to get up early and work out in our gym or take a short sunrise run through the beautiful campus. Classes are typically held at 8, 9 and 10 o’clock hours with a campus-wide break at 11am for clubs, studying, an early lunch, or just time to hang out. Classes resume at 12pm and, depending on the quarter, run until 6pm. Free periods allow for personal study, library time, meals and extracurricular activities.

studyingDuring their study at Sherman College, students serve an internship in the Chiropractic Health Center, further developing their chiropractic skills through practical experience gained under the close supervision of licensed doctors of chiropractic.

The Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center is open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is the locale for student interns’ practical clinical training. As part of this training, students learn the Sherman System, a technologically advanced, philosophically sound, clinically useful approach to the detection and correction of vertebral subluxation.

clinicSherman College is committed to presenting an instructional program which prepares its students as doctors of chiropractic who are fully qualified, as primary health care providers who specialize in the area of vertebral subluxation, to assume and discharge their responsibility to their patients and society. Vertebral subluxation analysis and correction is the unique contribution that doctors of chiropractic make to a patient's health.

clinicTo that end, Sherman College has assembled a distinguished faculty of highly qualified, highly skilled professionals. It includes respected doctors of chiropractic and basic scientists from throughout the United States and the world.

Sherman College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other school-administered programs.

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Enrollment Events 2014

  • February 8: Preview Saturday
  • February 21: Shadow an Intern Day
  • April 12: Preview Saturday
  • May 1-3: Career Day
  • July 25: Southern Fried Friday
  • August 16: Preview Saturday
  • October 17-18: Activate Your Future
  • November 1: Preview Saturday

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Admission Requirements

Adjusting Techniques Taught

Booklist (Required by HEOA Sec. 133 pdf)

Case Study Instruction


Chiropractic Licensure

Clinic Experience

Clinic Evaluation

Calendar (2-year)


Digital X-ray Technology

Expected Educational Results (pdf)

Financial Aid Application

Grade Reports

Graduation Requirements

Mentoring & Advising

National Board Performance (pdf)

Prerequisite Courses

Program Completion Rate (pdf)

Standard Quarter Schedule