Sherman College Names Chiropractor of the Year, Regent of the Year and Other Award Recipients 2016

Sherman College honored alumni, chiropractors, and supporters during its 43rd Lyceum, a homecoming and continuing education event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held on the college’s campus in Spartanburg, SC, and involves three days of seminars, special events and other programs. The college is proud to announce the following 2016 award recipients:



Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award: Dr. Jim and Barbara DubelThom and Betty Gelardi Service Award: Dr. Jim and Barbara Dubel

Middletown, NJ, chiropractor Jim Dubel, D.C., and his wife and chiropractic assistant, Barbara “Babs” Dubel, were presented with the Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award, an award presented at the discretion of the president and therefore not awarded every year. This award was created to honor the Gelardis (Sherman College’s founders) and also the recipients who are deemed to have the same qualities as the Gelardis. It is given to individuals to recognize their unselfish dedication, visionary leadership and pioneering spirit.

Jim Dubel is a Palmer graduate and opened Health in Hand Chiropractic in New Jersey with his wife, Babs, at his side in 1980. Ten years later they started the New Beginning for a New Future Chiropractic Philosophy Weekend, known best as New Beginnings. From its humble beginnings, the event has grown under their direction and guidance. It is now one of the premier chiropractic philosophy events in the nation, drawing hundreds of chiropractors as attendees and attracting the best of the best in chiropractic philosophy presenters. New Beginnings is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Like the Gelardis, the Dubels remain steadfast in their commitment to the chiropractic principles and serve as an example for the rest of the profession. They have sacrificed much in their service to chiropractic. They are pioneers leading the way for future generations, and their visionary leadership is inspiring. The couple remains steadfast in their commitment to the chiropractic profession and has raised their three children in the same principled lifestyle. One of their children, Stephanie, is currently a student at Sherman College.


Chiropractor of the Year: Dr. Frank HahnChiropractor of the Year: Dr. Frank Hahn

Franklin Park, NJ, chiropractor Frank Hahn, D.C., was named Chiropractor of the Year, an honor bestowed upon doctors who have, through their service, given extraordinary time and effort to advance Sherman College and the principled chiropractic profession.

Dr. Hahn is a successful and principled chiropractor who thrives on service – serving his patients and his community, serving Sherman College, and serving the profession. A 2003 Sherman College graduate, he is owner and director of a thriving practice, Chiropractic LifeCenter, in Franklin Park, NJ, and he also provides care through Chiropractic for Humanity for Elijah’s Promise, which helps connect individuals and families in need with social and health services.

He says his vision is for “every man, woman and child on the planet to become educated about the benefits of chiropractic.” Dr. Hahn created and appears regularly on IFCO-TV, an online television show he created for the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations (IFCO). He is active with the IFCO, and he is a board member of the Garden State Chiropractic Society. He has written a book, 47 Reasons to Visit Your Chiropractor. He is a sought-after speaker in the chiropractic profession.

Dr. Hahn serves Sherman College as a member of the Board of Regents, is a longtime member of the college’s Reach Out and Recruit Program and is dedicated to building the profession by speaking at career fairs, local colleges and high schools, and by hosting career events for prospective students in his town. In fact, he referred a student who is currently enrolled at Sherman College, and several who have already graduated.


Regent of the Year: Dr. Catherine Silver-RiddellRegent of the Year: Dr. Catherine Silver-Riddell

Inwood, WV, chiropractor Catherine Silver-Riddell, D.C., was named Regent of the Year, an award presented in recognition of her outstanding and continuous advancement of Sherman College through participation on the college’s Board of Regents, a group dedicated to supporting quality chiropractic education through financial donations and leadership.

Regents give visibility and stature to Sherman College through speaking engagements, legislative roles, student referrals, and financial support. Though she has only been a Sherman College Regent for seven years, Dr. Silver-Riddell’s contributions have been significant and noteworthy. She is a member of the President’s Circle, the highest commitment level group in the Regent Program.

Dr. Riddell has been a pioneer in the chiropractic profession for 40 years, beginning with her inclusion as part of the first graduating class of Sherman College. She has participated in hundreds of postgraduate professional seminars such including Sherman College’s annual Lyceum, and she has brought restorative health and wellness to more than 8,000 patients thus far in her career. She is still serving patients of all ages at her practice in Inwood, WV. She resides with her husband, Roland, in Winchester, VA, and is an active member of her church, choir and community.

Help People with a Career in Chiropractic: Sherman College to Host Showcase Events in July, October

Showcase Sherman weekend 2016Sherman College of Chiropractic welcomes future doctors of chiropractic to campus four times a year for its popular “Showcase Sherman” event, where guests will discover why Fast Company, Forbes, Career Cast and other organizations repeatedly name chiropractic as a top job and see what sets Sherman apart as a leader in chiropractic education. The remaining 2016 Showcase Sherman weekends will be held July 22-23 and October 21-22.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, chiropractic employment opportunities are growing much faster than average for all occupations. Employment of chiropractors is expected to increase by 17 percent this decade. Sherman College’s Doctor of Chiropractic program is unique in its approach to health care and known globally for producing doctors who are highly skilled in their delivery of chiropractic care.

Showcase Sherman Weekend is a two-day event for prospective students and college advisors. This weekend is designed to ignite a passion for leadership as well as help students begin their pursuit of an exciting career in the health and wellness field of chiropractic.

During Showcase Sherman, visitors will tour Sherman’s campus, including the on-campus Chiropractic Health Center. They will talk with current students about the curriculum and learn about the academic program, campus community, financial aid and housing options.

Highlights from the weekend include:

  • A welcome session with Sherman College President Dr. Edwin Cordero
  • Leadership experiences geared toward preparing students to be confident and effective leaders through team building, planning, and decision making
  • Palpation demonstration given by Sherman faculty members and leading interns
  • Passion-filled discussions with currently practicing chiropractors and alumni
  • A campus tour including Sherman’s Chiropractic Health Center, which serves the local community with approximately 30,000 patient visits each year
  • Personalized “Spartanburg Living” tour of downtown and several local apartment complexes

Showcase events are available once a quarter. The college also hosts personalized tours and visits to campus each week. For more information about visiting Sherman College, call Emily Wood at 864-578-8770, ext. 271, email or visit

The Rubicon Group Funds $20,000 for Research on the Effects of Chiropractic Care on Stroke Patients

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The Rubicon Group (TRG) has announced a funding commitment of $20,000 (NZD) to the Centre for Chiropractic Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, Auckland, New Zealand, in support of a randomized clinical trial entitled “The Effects of Chiropractic Care on Functional Outcomes, Somatosensory Processing and Motor Control in Patients Who Have Suffered from a Stroke.”

The proposed stroke study will be the first of its kind, and ground-breaking, particularly if it’s possible to show that chiropractic care improves brain function and neuromuscular control in people who have suffered from a stroke. The clinical trial will involve scientists from Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark, Riphah International University, Pakistan, and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

The Rubicon Group is a collaborative effort of Sherman College of Chiropractic, Life University, Life Chiropractic College West, McTimoney College of Chiropractic, New Zealand College of Chiropractic, McTimoney Chiropractic Association, the Scottish Chiropractic Association and the United Chiropractic Association.

Participants in this study must have had a stroke at least six weeks prior to their involvement in the study and have ongoing neurological deficits due to the stroke. A crossover design will be used, and participants will act as their own controls. The study will compare the effects of a single session of chiropractic care addressing vertebral subluxations to a passive movement control intervention on outcome measures that assess sensorimotor function.

The outcome measures for the trial will assess whether a single session of chiropractic care improves performance in the Timed Up and Go Test (TUG) and whether it increases muscle power, strength, and cortical drive and reduces fatigue in stroke survivors who have muscle weakness. The TUG and measures of strength and fatigue are clinically relevant outcome measures in the assessment of stroke rehabilitation.

The H reflex, m waves, strength, fatigue and v waves are clinical and neurophysiological measures that have previously been shown to change following chiropractic care and are also important indicators of changes in central nervous system function that are important for motor recovery following a stroke.

This trial will also assess motor unit recruitment pattern changes after chiropractic care. This will be achieved with multi-array EMG electrodes (subject to the ability of the participant to move their own muscles). Other outcome measures will assess how the brain and target muscles communicate (EEG-EMG coherence) and will also assess which brain regions are involved with any changes that are observed in somatosensory processing following the chiropractic care session.

Identifying the relevant brain regions involved will be assessed using somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) and a cap that has 62 EEG recording electrodes. In several past studies utilizing SEPs it has been shown that adjusting vertebral subluxations can alter the way the brain processes and responds to sensory information from the upper limb. It was recently demonstrated, in an award winning international collaboration, that the brain changes that occur after a single session of chiropractic care take place in the prefrontal cortex.

The Rubicon Group joins the United Chiropractic Association (UK), the Australian Spinal Research Foundation and the chiropractic profession in New Zealand in supporting this study.



Explore Chiropractic Education with the Showcase Sherman Weekend

Showcase Sherman Weekend is an opportunity to discover your passion for chiropractic

Are you looking for a stand-out education that teaches you the art, science, and philosophy of chiropractic? If so, then Sherman College might be the perfect fit for you. From our hands-on student clinic to our small classes on everything from patient education to neuroanatomy, we help you develop all the skills you’ll need to become the best chiropractor you can be.

Want to get a closer look at how we prepare our students for a rewarding career in chiropractic? If so, then Showcase Sherman Weekend might be the perfect opportunity for you to ignite your passion for the profession and begin your pursuit of becoming part of the next generation of DCs2B (Doctors of Chiropractic To Be)!

What is the Showcase Sherman Weekend?

Showcase Sherman weekend is a quarterly, two-day event that’s suited for both prospective students and college advisors. During the Showcase weekend, you’ll get to see your future college campus, speak with current Sherman students and meet with our expert instructors to get a truly in-depth perspective on what it’s like to attend Sherman. In fact, you’ll even spend time with our president, Dr. Edwin Cordero, during the Welcome Session and weekend wrap-up!

By the end of the two-day event, you will have a better understanding of chiropractic as a potential career and how it offers a safe, natural, and non-invasive healthcare option for patients.

Discover How Sherman Prepares You for Your Future Chiropractic Career

During Sherman Showcase Weekend, you’ll be introduced to our unique learning environment that combines theoretical training as well as hands-on, practical learning.

For example, you’ll soon discover our commitment to creating the leaders of tomorrow during our Leadership in Chiropractic Experiences session, which helps prepare you to be a confident and effective leader through team building, planning, and decision making exercises.

You’ll also get the chance to discover the many resources we offer students—from our multimedia center to our chiropractic library and more. You might even get the chance to learn about our cutting-edge chiropractic research. This is because at Sherman College, our goal is to help you go above and beyond in order to become the best doctor of chiropractic possible.

Discover Sherman’s Friendly Campus Environment During Showcase Sherman

Throughout Sherman Showcase Weekend, you’ll also discover how friendly Sherman students and staff are. Student Ambassadors will be there to guide you through your campus tour, which includes our classroom, student center, research and x-ray facilities, and even our on-site chiropractic clinic. You’ll also be introduced to clubs where you can meet new people and explore new interests once you begin your studies at Sherman.

Meet Sherman’s friendly student body during the Sherman Showcase Weekend

In order to help you make arrangements for accommodation during your future chiropractic education at Sherman College, our helpful Ambassadors will also provide a tour of area apartment complexes—which will help you prepare for a smooth transition into graduate school life. Our ambassadors will also be more than happy to answer your questions and share their experiences with you so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not chiropractic is the profession for you.

Interested in attending? For new students and transfer students, the deadline to apply to the next Showcase Sherman—which takes place on July 22 and 23, 2016—is coming up fast. Sign up by May 30th to reserve your spot.

Are you ready to start your chiropractic career?

Discover your life-changing opportunity during the upcoming Showcase Sherman Weekend.

Miss America Organization and Sherman College Partner to Offer Potential of $5.6 Million in Scholarship Funds


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Miss American and Sherman College of Chiropractic

Sherman College of Chiropractic and The Miss America Organization have announced the addition of a full chiropractic scholarship available to all 52 contestants who will compete in the 2017 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City.

Sherman College has opened the door to the chiropractic profession for young women by annually donating a full-tuition scholarship to each of the 52 national contestants in the Miss America Organization. This award is available to any state competition winners within the Miss America Organization who advance to compete in the 2017 Miss America Competition.

The scholarship award consists of a full in-kind tuition waiver, a total value of more than $100,000 per student ($7,766 per quarter for the 14-quarter program). If utilized by all 52 national contestants, the total scholarship offering from Sherman College would equal $5.6 million.

“We are eager to reach more young leaders and share with them a health care career that embraces their commitment to serving others,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., of the college’s partnership with the Miss America Organization. “I think it is especially fitting to join forces with an organization which shares our focus on service and our desire to make a positive global impact.”

The scholarship introduction was spearheaded by former Miss New Hampshire, Stephanie Mills, D.C., who attended chiropractic school herself through a scholarship she was awarded while competing at Miss America.

“We are incredibly grateful to Sherman College of Chiropractic for their generous support of women’s education,” said Josh Randle, MAO’s Chief Operating Officer. “In a time where student debt plagues our country, this scholarship opportunity will enable future state titleholders like Dr. Mills to pursue a quality education and advance their careers in the chiropractic field.”

The Miss America Organization is proud to continue expanding the scholarship opportunities awarded to its contestants each year and is pleased to partner with Sherman College of Chiropractic to provide quality education to the incredible young women who participate in the Miss America Organization.

Want to Expand Your Chiropractic Education? Try Sherman’s Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers

Students discuss the philosophy of chiropractic at Sherman College

Students discuss the philosophy of chiropractic at Sherman College

Chiropractic isn’t just a science – it’s also an art and a philosophy. That’s why top chiropractic colleges educate students on all facets of chiropractic: so their students graduate with the foundation they need to understand chiropractic to its fullest, and so they can provide excellent patient care as a result.

At Sherman College of Chiropractic, for example, students complete demanding courses in chiropractic philosophy, the history of chiropractic, subluxation theories, and media communications – among many other courses. Through this complete and holistic approach, students gain an in-depth perspective on chiropractic.

But whether you’re a current student with a passion for chiropractic philosophy, or an experienced doctor looking to take your practice to the next level, an even more in-depth education on the philosophy of chiropractic could help you take your career to new heights.

Here’s a closer look at what participants learn at Sherman’s Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers, and how this program can help you become a better leader and chiropractor.

The Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers

For doctors and students looking to take their understanding of chiropractic philosophy to the next level, Sherman’s Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP) could be the perfect educational opportunity. This supplementary one-year program delves into the fascinating world of chiropractic philosophy, and it helps candidates apply this philosophy to their lives and practices.

Chiropractic philosophy is one of the three key components of a complete chiropractic education

Chiropractic philosophy is one of the three key components of a complete chiropractic education

The 100-hour post-graduate program in philosophy is delivered through a combination of live lessons and distance learning modules. It is only offered by colleges with chiropractic accreditation. And, because chiropractic is a field that knows no borders, this course is offered in the U.S. and in locations around the world.

The Chiropractic Education You’ll Receive with the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers

This challenging and inspiring program is a wonderful opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of chiropractic history and philosophy, and a valuable extension of our accredited chiropractic school.

As Felicia Stewart, D.C., and 1988 Sherman College graduate recalls, “I took the ACP program at Sherman when I had already been in practice for 20 years. I found it to be the single most fulfilling program I have ever participated in as a chiropractor. It served to sharpen my thinking, made me a better communicator and brought a whole new vitality to my practice.”

Sherman graduates and current students can enroll in the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers program

Sherman graduates and current students can enroll in the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers program

During the program, students delve into crucial topics like the Interbrain Cycle, the Third Paradigm, and the Normal Complete Cycle – among many other topics. They closely examine D.D. Palmer’s thoughts, words and deeds, and become more familiar with the 33 foundational principles of chiropractic. And, as a result, they become better chiropractors and patient educators.

“Enrolling in the ACP program was the most important decision I have made as a chiropractor,” says Steve Tullius, D.C., and 2002 LACC graduate. “The in-depth analysis of our philosophy and history has given me incredible certainty that has resulted in improved communication of the principles with my practice members and other chiropractors. Do it for yourself, your practice members and the profession.”

Do you want to expand your chiropractic education by becoming a member of Sherman’s prestigious Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers?

Apply now to save your spot!

Enhancing Your Chiropractic Training with Sherman’s Weekly Conference Calls

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Going beyond the classroom is a big part of Sherman’s approach to chiropractic education. We provide our students with an on-campus chiropractic clinic, a museum on the history of chiropractic, research facilities, clubs where students can meet new people and explore new interests – and the list goes on!

Among the many enriching services offered by Sherman, one of the most appreciated is our weekly chiropractic conference call.

What is the Sherman Connect weekly chiropractic conference call, and how does it benefit students as well as alumni? Read on to find out!

An Educational Tool on the Art, Science, and Philosophy of Chiropractic

Every Monday at 9 p.m., students, alumni, and friends of Sherman College can call in and listen to leading professionals in chiropractic in an hour-long, free conference call (long-distance charges may apply for listeners using landlines). Listeners gain new insights into the art, science, and philosophy of chiropractic; learn valuable practice-boosting tips; and hear inspirational advice from experienced professionals. All listeners have to do is call the conference call number at 641-715-3650 and enter the access code (577840#).

“These calls give us a great opportunity to bring our students, alumni and other field chiropractors together and provide a valuable resource for our fellow visionaries,” explains Sherman President Edwin Cordero, D.C. “We invite our colleagues and our students to take advantage of this opportunity to hear top speakers in the profession and renew their enthusiasm for chiropractic.”

The Birth of the Weekly Conference Calls

Students and alumni can benefit from the expertise of chiropractic professionals

Students and alumni can benefit from the expertise of chiropractic professionals

The idea for the weekly conference call came from Sherman College trustee Dr. Danny Knowles as he listened to recorded interviews in the Sherman library. He was captivated by the interviews, and wanted to see if there was a way for students and alumni to regularly hear from some of the leading voices in chiropractic.

Not long after, the Sherman Connect weekly conference call was born.

Upcoming Weekly Chiropractic Conference Calls

Every week, the Sherman Connect conference call invites a new guest speaker to discuss an important topic in chiropractic. One week, students might listen to the inspiring story of a Sherman graduate; another week, they might listen to practical advice on how to explain chiropractic research and the philosophy of chiropractic to new patients.

To see which guest speakers are coming up, students and alumni can consult the list of scheduled speakers, and see which enlightening topics and leading guest speakers have been scheduled. This semester, several guest speakers have already been booked, including Nick Spano, D.C., who will be discussing innate intelligence on February 22.

Boost Your Chiropractic Education by Catching up on Past Conference Calls

Of course, Sherman College knows that for busy students and professionals, calling in every week at a specific time can be difficult. Students might want to listen to a discussion on chiropractic science, but miss the live conversation due to a previous commitment.

Fortunately, most past conference calls are archived and easily accessible online. Students and alumni can visit the conference call archive, and listen to fascinating past calls on topics like marketing to a new generation and how chiropractic helps kids.

Are you interested in beginning your chiropractic education? Why not visit the Sherman website and discover the benefits of pursuing a career in chiropractic.



FREE VISIT at Sherman College’s Chiropractic Health Center for our Valentines 2016

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What: Free visits on Sweetheart Day at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center
(Appointments are recommended.)
Who: All current Health Center patients will receive a free visit
Current patients only; x-rays not included.
{New patients are always our sweethearts; the first visit to our HC is free.}
When: Monday, February 15, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Why: We love and appreciate our patients!
Where: Sherman College of Chiropractic Health Center
2020 Springfield Road, Spartanburg, SC 29316
Contact: Shirlene Burnsed or Tammy Windham or
Online: Go to

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Patient Education: An Important Part of Any Chiropractic Career

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After completing years of rigorous education, doctors of chiropractic understand chiropractic care so well that they might forget that patients are probably not as familiar with its many benefits. Even though more and more people are turning to chiropractic, there are still many new patients who might not know how chiropractic works, or why it’s such a vital part of living a healthy lifestyle. It’s likely that prospective patients won’t understand common chiropractic terminology such as “subluxation.”

That’s why chiropractors must adopt the role of educator as well as healthcare provider. Whether they’re introducing a new patient to the art, philosophy and science of chiropractic, or expanding the knowledge of a regular patient, patient education is often a big part of any chiropractic career.

Here’s a closer look at just how important patient education is, and how the right chiropractic college gives you the hands-on experience to take on this important responsibility.

Why is Patient Education so Important to Your Chiropractic Career?

As a caregiver, your chiropractic career will be centered around helping your patients lead healthier lives. That’s why patient education is vital. Patients who understand the benefits of chiropractic know that it isn’t just a simple method of relieving painful symptoms. They understand that healthy living goes much deeper than that and, as a result, they won’t wait until they experience pain or discomfort before seeking chiropractic care.

Patients who understand the benefits of chiropractic are more likely to return for regular visits

Patients who understand the benefits of chiropractic are more likely to return for regular visits

Patients who are educated on the benefits of chiropractic are also more likely to return for future visits and refer chiropractic care to a friend.

Plus, parents who know and understand the benefits of chiropractic will be more likely to seek chiropractic care for their kids, too. It’s easy to see that while patient education begins with helping one patient lead a healthy lifestyle, it can often expand to helping many more people experience the benefits of chiropractic.

How Interns Develop their Patient Education Skills at Chiropractic College

Choosing the right chiropractic college often takes time and careful research. After all, the education that you receive will help lay the foundation of your future career. It’s where you’ll learn the science, art, and philosophy of chiropractic as well as important practice-building and business skills. And, just as importantly, the right college will also provide you with hands-on clinical experience so that once you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to start your chiropractic career!

Students practice explaining the benefits of maintaining a healthy nervous system through regular chiropractic care

Students practice explaining the benefits of maintaining a healthy nervous system through regular chiropractic care

That’s why schools like Sherman College of Chiropractic include courses focused on patient education in the curriculum. Through these courses, students develop their verbal and non-verbal communication skills to become active listeners and build a rapport with their patients. And, through presentations and hands-on exercises, they gain the experience they need to put those skills to use in a practical, real-world setting. In fact, they even deliver chiropractic health presentations to Health Center patients and community groups as part of their internship experience.

With that solid foundation, students graduate ready to explain the benefits of chiropractic to patients – and help even more people lead healthy lives.

Are you ready to start your chiropractic degree?

Visit the Sherman website to discover just how rewarding a healthcare profession can be.

4 Time Management Tips for Students Starting their Chiropractic Education

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By managing your time effectively, you can stay on top of your studies at chiropractic school

Ready to start your chiropractic education? Congratulations – chiropractic is a fulfilling career choice and a profession increasingly in demand with the growing popularity of holistic health options.

Studying to become a doctor of chiropractic is a challenging endeavor. You’ll complete demanding courses in subjects ranging from anatomy to chiropractic philosophy, gain hands-on clinical experience, and have the opportunity to join fun and rewarding college clubs and activities.

How can you balance all those time commitments at once? Here are a few tips to help get you started!

1. Don’t Overload Your Schedule at Chiropractic School

With so much to try at Sherman – from our weekly chiropractic conference calls to our many clubs – it can be tempting for new students to want to try it all. But, while we recommend you add some extra-curricular activities to your schedule, it’s best not to commit to too many things at once.

Joining every club might seem like a good idea at the beginning of the quarter, but when you have many assignments due, it can become more difficult to manage all of them.

That’s why it’s a good idea to start with just a few commitments to see how they fit into your schedule. Then, by the time you’re ready for your next quarter, you’ll know if you have the time to add a few more club meetings, museum visits and conference calls to the mix.

2. Do a Bit of Studying Each Day During Your Chiropractic Training

To help you avoid last minute cram sessions or draining all-nighters during your chiropractic education, it’s a good idea to do some studying each day. Even when an exam or project seems far away, try to review your notes after class when they’re fresh in your mind and continuously work on projects.

Study sessions with friends can be a fun way to stay on top of your coursework

Study sessions with friends can be a fun way to stay on top of your coursework

Studies have shown that information is better retained when it is regularly reviewed rather than in marathon sessions before a test. Plus, it’ll be easier to fit small sessions into your schedule versus finding the time during exam week.

3. Develop a Schedule to Stay on Top of Your Chiropractic Education

To help you stay on top of deadlines and budget your time effectively, it’s a good idea to write up a schedule at the beginning of the quarter. Establish your highest priorities and important dates before adding in study time, clubs and other commitments so that you won’t run the risk of forgetting an essential task. Try to build in some flexibility to manage unforeseen projects and fit in social engagements.

You can create your schedule with an app on your smartphone so that you can stay up-to-date while on-the-go. Or simply use an old fashioned planner or calendar to keep track of your schedule during your chiropractor training.

4. Don’t Forget to Include Downtime in Your Routine

It can be tempting for new students to try and get more done by sleeping less, staying in, and sacrificing relaxation for extra study time. While that might seem like a good idea at first, burning the candle at both ends is a quick way to drain your energy.

Even just a quick chat with friends in between classes can be a great way to de-stress

Even just a quick chat with friends in between classes can be a great way to de-stress

Whether it’s a quick nap to give yourself an added energy boost, a regular exercise session or spending an enjoyable afternoon with friends, it’s important for you to stay healthy during your studies – and have fun too!

By developing good habits at school, you’ll give yourself an edge in your studies. And, as an added bonus, those healthy habits will stay with you after graduation as you set up your chiropractic business practice.

Do you want to study the philosophy, art, and science of chiropractic?

Find out what makes Sherman College a standout choice by visiting our website or speaking with one of our friendly admission counselors.