A Day in the Life of a Chiropractic College Student

If you’re interested in pursuing a rewarding career in chiropractic, you might already know that you’ll need to complete in-depth studies before you can reach your goal. At Sherman College, for example, you’ll need to finish about 4,800 clock hours before you can graduate as a doctor of chiropractic.

You’ll need to learn about the philosophy of chiropractic, how to use cutting-edge digital x-ray technology, how to perform specific adjustments to help the body correct vertebral subluxations, as well as many other important subjects. But that doesn’t mean that studying at Sherman College is only about coursework. In fact, our friendly campus and small class sizes help you feel welcome and supported throughout your studies. You’ll know both your instructors and your peers, and will have plenty of opportunities to participate in school clubs, community sports teams, and many other on campus activities.

But what does that education look like on a day-to-day basis? What would it really be like to be a student at a top chiropractic school? Read this blog to find out!

Start Your Morning at Chiropractic College With in-Depth Classroom Theory

If you were a student at Sherman College, your day might start with a course in neuroanatomy, chiropractic technique, philosophy, or one of the many other classes that constitutes a Sherman College education. At Sherman College, you don’t just learn the theory behind vertebral subluxation, you also learn the art of performing precise, specific adjustments, and the philosophy, or the “why,” of chiropractic. You’ll even develop business success and communication skills so that you are prepared to open your very own practice after graduation.

Let’s imagine that your first course of the day is Subluxation Theories. During this class, you might spend the morning discovering the past and present research on the science of vertebral subluxations, and how those theories are an important part of chiropractic. Or perhaps you’d start your day with a course in clinical case management, where you’ll learn how to manage patient cases and perfect your doctor-patient interaction skills.

Take a Break at The Farmer’s Table in Between Classes

After your first class ends, you might have a small break before your next class. You could decide to use that time to ask your instructor a few questions, or maybe even pop into Sherman College’s extensive library for a quick study session.

 

A Sherman College student asks for extra help after class

Once it gets close to lunch time, you might want to use your break to grab a quick bite with some friends at The Farmer’s Table—Sherman College’s on campus café. At The Farmer’s Table, you could enjoy a tasty meal made fresh using produce from local farmers. You could chat with your friends about an upcoming assignment you might all be working on, or discuss the rewarding career path you’d like to pursue once you’ve completed your chiropractor training.

Get Hands-On Chiropractor Training at Sherman College’s On-Campus Clinic

Hands-on training is an important part of any Sherman College education. That’s because we know that the best foundation for your future chiropractic career is one that teaches you the theory behind chiropractic, as well as the practical skills chiropractors use on a daily basis.

Many of your daily classes will include hands-on work so that you can fully learn the art of chiropractic. But that’s not the only hands-on education you’ll receive. At Sherman College, our upper-quarter students also get hands-on experience working with real patients, right in our on-campus chiropractic clinic. Our newly-renovated student clinic will also play an important role in your chiropractic education, giving you the experience you need to make a smooth transition into a rewarding chiropractic career.

 

A Student intern meets with a patient at Sherman College’s on-campus clinic

As a student intern, you’ll work under the close supervision of a licensed doctor, and take patient histories, perform examinations, and perform the specific adjustments your patients need to maintain health and function at their best.

Enjoy an Evening at Chiropractic College

When you pursue studies at Sherman College, your day doesn’t have to end when classes do. Our thriving campus community is filled with clubs, and other extracurricular activities for students to enjoy. Whether you want to deepen your faith and love of chiropractic at the Christian Chiropractic Club or build up your network by joining international organizations like the World Congress of Chiropractic Students—there are plenty of opportunities for students to explore their interests.

You might consider listening in on Sherman College’s free chiropractic conference calls every Monday night, or perhaps get some exercise on our beautiful 80-acre campus. The choices are endless for students at chiropractic college.

Are you ready to begin your education at a top chiropractic college?

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3 Resources to Use at Your Chiropractic College’s Library

The chiropractic college library is a tremendous source of support for students as they progress through their educational journeys. It is a gateway to world-renowned research in the health sciences, a provider of hands-on learning tools, and a haven for quiet study. The library should feel like a home away from home, where materials and personal assistance are readily available, and students feel comfortable exploring and leveraging every resource at hand.

Discover how Sherman College has achieved these objectives, and so much more, through the Tom and Mae Bahan library and online catalog. Accessible on campus and online, the library is dedicated to fostering student confidence, academic success, and career readiness.

Here are just three of the many resources you’ll find at the library when you stop by for a visit, whether in person or online.

1. Visual Resources & Interactive Tools for Learning Anatomy

Research shows that about 65 percent of humans are visual learners, and that we process visuals about 60,000 times faster than text. This means we absorb and understand new, challenging material best when it’s illustrated in images like graphs, charts, pictures and videos. And students at chiropractic college definitely have their hands full with new, challenging material!

Take the study of anatomy, for example, which requires students to identify and understand each of the body’s structures, systems, organs, bones, etc. When you consider that the human body contains more than 200 bones, it seems likely that students will need some strategies for remembering these—and many other—details!

Why not take advantage of the Sherman library’s online visual tools for learning anatomy?

Visual learning programs walk students through the complexities of human anatomy

Anatomy.tv offers a comprehensive online database of 3D anatomy images, movies and animations. And if you’re a tactile learner who understands by doing, we recommend Draw It to Know It, an interactive tool that guides students through neuroanatomy with drawing, quizzes and videos.

2. Thousands of Scientific Journals for Your Chiropractic Research Projects

During the course of their chiropractic education, students complete projects that require access to cutting-edge, peer-edited research. The Sherman library maintains subscriptions to nearly every major chiropractic periodical currently in publication, as well as a number of current resources related to the health sciences.

Students can access these collections for free and online, for convenient off-campus study. Our resources include:

  • BioMed Central: offering full text articles in the fields of science, technology, and medicine
  • EBSCOhost: full text journals covering alternative medicine, health, chiropractic and more
  • MANTIS: the world’s largest chiropractic, osteopathic and related research database
  • Index to Chiropractic Literature: bibliographic records for peer-reviewed literature produced by chiropractic publishers
  • DISCUS (Digital Information for South Carolina Users): 50 databases and resources, including Consumer Health Complete,
  • MEDLINE, Health Source, and Small Business Reference Center

Students are also welcome to explore Sherman’s extensive, special collection of “Green Books,” which chronicle the history and philosophy of chiropractic, as developed by B.J. Palmer. Many of these are rare first editions!

3. Expert Assistance & Study Rooms for Chiropractic College Students

Not sure how to use the research databases, having trouble locating a full text article, or uncertain of how to construct a bibliography? Just ask the experts at Sherman’s Tom and Mae Bahan Library.

The Learning Resource Center staff is dedicated to helping your information search go as smoothly as possible. Assistance is readily available from:

  • 7:30 am to 4 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm, Monday through Thursday
  • 7:30 am to 4 pm on Friday
  • Noon to 6 pm on Saturday

If you’d like a quiet place to study or collaborate on a group project, the library provides six small rooms and one large meeting area. There is also space dedicated to Sherman’s collection of bones and anatomical models, which students are free to examine at any time.

Expert library staff help students access and utilize learning resources

Whether you need help learning course material, completing a research project, or want practical information about launching your chiropractic career—the Sherman library is ready to welcome you.

Find us online or drop by for a visit!

Opening a Practice After Chiropractor College? 4 Ways Social Media Can Help!

Guy on a laptop figuring out his marketing strategy for his chiropractic practice

In today’s digital world, social media has become the marketing tool of choice. According to recent research, as many as 4 out of 10 people on social networks purchased a product that they shared or marked as a favorite on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest, and almost 80% said that a company’s social media profile influenced their decision to either purchase the service or opt for something different.

If that’s not enough to convince you that social media is huge, here are the number of active users currently using top social media platforms:

  • Facebook: 1.59 billion users
  • YouTube: 1 billion+ active users
  • LinkedIn: 414 million users
  • Twitter: 307 million users
  • Pinterest: 100 million users

How can you use these top social media marketing tools to attract new patients and grow your future practice? Read on to find out!

1. Use Social Media to Listen to Patient Concerns

While social media is known for its tremendous ability to help you connect with others, it’s also a great listening tool too. Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook can help you listen to patient concerns, see what other industry experts are saying, and even help you scope out local competitors.

You might notice, for example, that another practice ran a very successful patient appreciation day. By seeing what worked and what didn’t, you could pick up some useful tips for creating your own successful event.

2. Social Media Helps Create Online Referrals

In today’s digital age, patients are more likely than ever to make a referral or suggestion online. That’s why a strong media presence on their favorite platforms can be a big plus to your chiropractic career.

Through social media, patients can easily recommend your practice to a friend

Through social media, patients can easily recommend your practice to a friend

A patient could, for example, retweet something you posted on Twitter. Or, if they like an educational video you posted on Youtube, they might send it to a friend or post it on their Facebook wall.

3. Social Media Helps You Connect With Patients Throughout Your Chiropractic Career

Social media marketing is different from traditional marketing (like print ads, radio ads, and TV appearances). Why? Social media can be an integral part of what’s called an inbound marketing strategy, providing valuable content in the context of patients’ routine digital activities. It’s an approach to marketing that helps chiropractors build meaningful and enduring relationships with patients.

Through social media, for example, you can interact with clients over time by directly replying to a message, retweeting a comment, or sharing informative articles about chiropractic.

Social media marketing helps you connect with patients in a meaningful direct way

Social media marketing helps you connect with patients in a meaningful direct way

As a result, social media marketing helps you build lasting connections with patients – making it more likely that they’ll return to the office for regular chiropractic care.

4. Use Social Media to Connect With Other Industry Experts After Chiropractic College

If you’re currently enrolled in a chiropractic college, then it’s likely you’re surrounded by other chiropractors and chiropractors-in-training. But what about after graduation? Keeping up your professional network is important. A network can help you attract new patients, build up your practice, and continue your education.

Fortunately, social media sites like LinkedIn are specifically designed to help professionals connect online. All you need to do is create a profile, update it with any new career information, and add contacts!

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Patient Education: An Important Part of Any Chiropractic Career

Michelle talking to an intern in the Sherman College Health Center

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?

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What Does it Mean to be a Military Friendly Chiropractic College?

Leo Levesque fondly remembers the support he received as a student at Sherman College of Chiropractic

Leo Levesque fondly remembers the support he received as a student at Sherman College of Chiropractic

Leo Levesque, a 14-year U.S. Army veteran who served two tours in Iraq, was first drawn to chiropractic while still overseas. A friend had recommended chiropractic care to help Leo after injuries he’d sustained in combat, and the positive effects were immediate. As Leo remembers, that first visit was a huge turning point.

“My personal experience with chiropractic,” he recalls, “led me to pursue a career that will allow me to continue to serve those who are still serving, those going through what I experienced.”

When he was medically retired from the military in 2011 following an injury in Iraq, Leo turned to Sherman College of Chiropractic because of its ideology and small size. Not only does Sherman provide a unique and comprehensive approach to teaching the philosophy, art, and science of chiropractic, but it’s also a Military Friendly School.

What does it mean to be a military friendly chiropractic college? Read on to find out!

How Sherman Has Earned Military Friendly School Designation

Making it onto Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools list is a privilege that only 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country achieve. To earn this designation, a college must demonstrate outstanding graduation and employment outcomes, as well as a supportive learning environment for military students.

“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” notes Daniel Nichols of Victory Media, an organization dedicated to connecting military and civilian worlds. “Our Military Friendly Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.”

Sherman's supportive environment helps students every step of the way

Sherman’s supportive environment helps students every step of the way

This year is Sherman’s third consecutive year on the list – making it a top choice for veterans looking to learn chiropractic science, art and philosophy.

Helping Veterans Complete Their Chiropractic Training With the Yellow Ribbon Program

Sherman College is also a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, which supports veterans as they complete their higher education. Under the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, the Yellow Ribbon Program is a partnership between colleges and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

As a Yellow Ribbon School, Sherman waives a portion of tuition costs for veterans in the form of a scholarship, which is matched by the VA.

“The Yellow Ribbon Program offers a tremendous opportunity to serve and honor our veterans who give so much to our country,” says President Edwin Cordero, D.C., a U.S. Navy veteran himself. “We’re happy to participate in this program and proud to be able to help cover the cost of a college education for people who have served our country. I think it’s especially fitting at Sherman College, as service to others is a major component of our mission.”

Sherman College Supports Veterans

Even outside the classroom, Sherman College supports veterans by offering reduced rates for veterans at the school’s on-campus chiropractic clinic. That welcoming and supportive environment helps veterans at every step of their chiropractor training.

Sherman's on-campus clinic offers reduced rates for veterans

Sherman’s on-campus clinic offers reduced rates for veterans

“From the beginning of my inquiry,” says Leo Levesque, “the people at Sherman College went out of their way to ensure my success. The needs of a service member are as unique as the environment that Sherman College of Chiropractic possesses. This is recognized by the instructors, the administration, as well as the president, a former member of the U.S. Navy.”

Are you a veteran considering enrolling at chiropractic college?

Discover the Sherman College difference by visiting our website or speaking to one of our friendly advisors.

 

A Brief History of X-Ray Technology in Chiropractic Science

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X-ray technology and chiropractic have a long history together. In fact, they were both discovered in the same year!

For decades, chiropractors have used x-rays to:

  • Obtain a clear image of the structural aspect of the patient’s spine (the neurological aspect requires other testing)
  • Advance chiropractic research
  • Confirm injuries, tumors, or other contraindications to adjustment

Here’s a look at the history of x-ray technology, and how it has helped chiropractors provide even better care for their patients.

The Discovery of X-Rays: A Timely Event for Chiropractic

On September 18, 1895, D.D. Palmer performed the first chiropractic adjustment. D.D. Palmer had learned that the janitor working in his building, Harvey Lillard, had lost his hearing after feeling a “pop” in his neck some 17 years prior. Mr. Lillard agreed to have D.D. palpate his spine, which revealed a noticeable misalignment. Palmer hypothesized that the pop and the misaligned vertebra in Harvey Lillard’s spine must have been related to his loss of hearing, and asked if he could perform a small adjustment. Soon after, Lillard’s hearing was restored, which set in motion the formal beginnings of chiropractic.

Then, just a couple months later, another groundbreaking development occurred that would come to change the field of chiropractic. On November 8th that year, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen was experimenting with cathode-ray tubes at his lab in Wurzburg, Germany. He too noticed something odd: an unknown radiation from his tube was causing a nearby phosphorous material to glow.

He began investigating this strange new radiation, and eventually published a paper about his findings. He called this new radiation x-rays, and declared that these rays could peer through soft tissues to reveal the hard bones underneath. He even included an x-ray photograph of his wife’s hand, which was the first x-ray radiograph of a human.

The Use of X-Rays in Chiropractic Science

The discovery of x-rays soon attracted the attention of health care professionals all over the world. They immediately saw the potential of this mysterious new tool and its ability to peer inside the body.

Just a few months after the discovery of x-rays, they were already being used to identify bullet wounds, discover broken bones, and help medical doctors better treat their patients.

It was D.D. Palmer’s son, B.J., who brought x-ray technology to the field of chiropractic. While early chiropractors had been perhaps justifiably concerned about these unknown rays – early x-ray technology sometimes exposed patients to potentially harmful doses of radiation – B.J. understood that it could play an important role in developing chiropractic education, practice and research. In 1910, he introduced x-ray to the chiropractic profession and brought the first x-ray machine to the Palmer School of Chiropractic.

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Chiropractic colleges today still continue to use x-ray – although it has been refined over the years; most chiropractic colleges, including Sherman, have now installed digital x-ray technology on their campuses.

Digital X-Rays: A Recent Innovation for Chiropractic Practice

While x-rays still remain one of the most effective ways for healthcare practitioners to look inside the human body, this technology has been refined over the last few decades. Today’s students at chiropractic college, for example, often use digital x-ray technology.

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Sherman students learn how to use digital x-ray technology as they study to become doctors of chiropractic

Digital x-ray technology was first developed in 1987 and has since become an integral part of healthcare. Unlike previous x-ray technology, doctors of chiropractic don’t have to wait for digital images to be developed. Even better, digital x-rays expose patients to less radiation, making x-rays safer for patients; Sherman College’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center has been able to reduce exposure by 66 percent. Other benefits of digital x-ray include sharper images and less wait time because there is no lengthy image processing; once an image is taken, the system is immediately ready for the next exposure.

Which other technologies do you think have had a profound impact on chiropractic science?

5 Organizational Apps for Chiropractic College Students

For busy chiropractic students, organizational apps can boost productivity.

For busy chiropractic students, organizational apps can boost productivity.

As a student at chiropractic college, you’re kept busy with demanding coursework, assignments, and upcoming tests. Add club activities, a part-time job, or family responsibilities to the mix and it can be tricky finding the time to do it all!

Fortunately, there are a few handy apps out there that can help you stay focused and make the most of your time. Whether you need to cut out distractions, organize your to-do list, or take notes more efficiently, there’s an app that can help you along the way.

Here are a few of our favorites.

Remember the Milk: An Easy-to-Use To-Do List for Busy Chiropractic Students

Students juggling multiple responsibilities know just how tough it can be to remember all you need to accomplish in a day. From big assignments to smaller tasks like remembering to buy groceries on the way home, it’s handy to have a friendly reminder now and again. That’s where Remember the Milk comes in.

This easy-to-use app lets you manage your to-do list quickly. It also sends you friendly reminders so that you can stay on track and remember each task you want to accomplish – helping you stay focused as you complete your chiropractic education.

Pomodoro Timer: A Simple Way to Break Up Study Sessions Into Manageable Chunks

Breaking down a long study session into short bursts with small breaks is an effective way to stay focused. What’s not so easy? Keeping those breaks short! It’s not hard to get distracted and have a five-minute break stretch into a much longer pause.

Fortunately, the Pomodoro Timer helps you stay focused. This handy little timer divides a long task into short 25-minute sessions – or pomodoros – and separates each session with a short break. When break time’s over, you’ll get a quick reminder to help you get back on track!

Freedom: An Effective Way for Chiropractic College Students to Block Distractions

For many students, distracting websites like Facebook or Twitter can sap away precious time that could have been used more effectively. That’s why the Freedom app can be such a helpful tool – especially if you’re addicted to social media.

With the help of the Freedom app, chiropractic students get all the benefits of technology without any of the distractions.

With the help of the Freedom app, chiropractic students get all the benefits of technology without any of the distractions.

Freedom blocks you from using the internet so that you have an easier time focusing on the task at hand. You can schedule a session or simply start one whenever you feel like cutting out distractions.

SuperNotes: The Perfect Note-Taking App for Your Chiropractic Continuing Education

Making the most of the time you have inside the classroom can be just as important as the time you spend outside of class. And there are apps that can help you be more productive in the classroom, too (just make sure to ask your instructor first)!

For many students completing their chiropractic continuing education at Sherman, keeping up with course lectures can feel like a daunting task – even with the help of supportive instructors. If you think your note-taking skills might need a boost, then the SuperNotes app might be the perfect fit for you. This handy app lets you take notes quickly onto your tablet. You can even use it to take pictures if you’re worried about missing a slide!

With a quick picture, you can save notes for later study sessions.

With a quick picture, you can save notes for later study sessions.

Don’t Break the Chain! Helps You Get a Little Bit Done Each Day

Studying a bit each day is an effective way of staying on top of coursework and preparing for finals. But when a test is a long way off, it can be hard to feel motivated to study every day.

That’s why Don’t Break the Chain! can be a helpful app for chiropractic college students. This app reminds you to do a bit each day to reach your goals, and it encourages you to keep going without interrupting your progress.

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How a Family Atmosphere Helps Enhance Your Chiropractic Training

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When we ask our students what they love most about Sherman, they often bring up our philosophy of chiropractic, expert instructors, and hands-on approach.

But, time and time again, what students mention most is that at Sherman you’re not just a number. Our intimate class settings, friendly instructors, and welcoming atmosphere make you feel like you’re part of a family – from the time you first step onto our campus to graduation and beyond.

How does a family atmosphere benefit your chiropractic education? We asked some of our students – Rachel, Jimmy, Alec and Rocio – and here’s what they had to say!

A Sense of Community Makes You a Better Chiropractor

When it came to choosing which chiropractic college to attend, Jimmy decided that shadowing local chiropractors would help him decide which college prepared its students best. “I decided to shadow a couple of different chiropractors who went to different schools to see how they performed in their practices,” he remembers. “The only chiropractor that resonated with me was the Sherman graduate, ainly because of the way he treated patients, how he worked with patients, and how he had the overall environment of his office.”

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Rocio also first heard of Sherman through a chiropractor that she admired. For years, she knew she wanted to help people with a career in healthcare. “My chiropractor told me that he thought I would be a good chiropractor,” she says about her career choice, “and he said that if I pursued this profession, the only place to go was Sherman. He told me that [at] Sherman, you could find the essence of what chiropractic really is.” Rocio’s chiropractor explained “that’s what you would find: the philosophy, art, and science – the way that it was meant to be. And,” she remembers, “he said that at Sherman, I would really feel a family environment.”

A Supportive Environment Can Help You Through Difficult Times at Chiropractic College

Studying to become a doctor of chiropractic is no easy task. You’ll have to complete tough courses in subjects like neuroanatomy, microbiology, and biochemistry – among many other important topics you’ll need to know to graduate with a chiropractic degree.

“Coming to a graduate program for me was a little tough,” says Jimmy. “It was a little bit out of my game, a little bit out of my way, and so the first classes were tough for me.” But Jimmy also remembers that during that difficult time, “Sherman taught me to always reach out, don’t ever give up, to always keep going.”

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Students get support from Sherman’s caring instructors and staff, as well as from their fellow classmates.

“If a [faculty member] sees that you’re having trouble in class,” says Rocio, “they’ve helped me, they’ve helped so many of my classmates because they really want everyone to graduate. It’s not like in other professions where they’re weeding people out.”

At Sherman, Rocio says, “They want everyone to do well because they see the potential in everyone.”

A Warm Atmosphere Makes Your Chiropractic Training an Unforgettable Experience

Rachel, who will be graduating this December, has already begun reflecting on the time she has spent as a Sherman student completing her chiropractor training. “Sherman is definitely a community,” she says. “It’s a real thing.” Even before she began her first quarter at Sherman, she remembers that “I felt like I was already part of a family.”

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Chiropractic college is rewarding and unforgettable experience.

Alec also remembers immediately feeling welcomed into the Sherman community. When he first visited the Sherman campus, he says he thought to himself, “I have to come to this school… my heart knew that this was where I had to be.”

That sense of community has stayed with each of these students throughout their education, which Jimmy sums up by saying:

“When I come to Sherman every morning,” says Jimmy, “I open the door and I literally say ‘I’m home.’”

Are you interested in visiting our campus to see for yourself what makes Sherman so special?

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What Spartanburg has to Offer Chiropractic College Students

Sherman's beautiful campus is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Spartanburg.

Sherman’s beautiful campus is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Spartanburg.

Sherman College has been a vital part of Spartanburg, South Carolina for decades. In fact, Sherman’s in-house clinic has been providing affordable chiropractic care to Spartans for a long time – with close to 30,000 visits to the health center each year! But keeping Spartanburg’s population healthy and subluxation-free isn’t the only link Sherman and its students have with the city they call home.

Spartanburg is a thriving city bustling with activity. It is one of Relocate America’s “Top 25 Places to Live and Go to School,” as well as one of “Four Booming Locales Where You Can Get a Job and Live Easy,” according to Money Magazine.

From its picturesque location to its hip arts scene and affordability, it’s easy to see why people fall in love with Spartanburg.

If you’re thinking about enrolling at Sherman, here are just some of the advantages that come with making Spartanburg your home while you study chiropractic.

Spartanburg Offers Affordable Options for Chiropractic College Students

Spartanburg is in many ways the quintessential college town. It’s the home of seven colleges and universities, houses approximately 15,000 students, and even has the highest per-capita student population in the state!

One of the benefits that comes with such a large student population is that Spartanburg knows that affordability is a big concern for students. Budget-conscious students will be happy to learn that the cost of living in Spartanburg is 8% below the national average.

Add in student discounts at local shops and affordable student housing, and you have an excellent opportunity to make your money go even further while you complete your chiropractic training!

Stay Active While You Study with the Help Spartanburg’s Many Outdoor Activities

Sherman students enjoy a walk in between classes.

Sherman students enjoy a walk in between classes.

Sherman’s 80-acre campus includes an in-house clinic, library, computer labs, student lounge and even a chiropractic museum! On top of all those cutting-edge facilities, it also offers a picturesque location filled with outdoor activities.

Go in almost any direction and you’ll soon find hiking trails as well as lakes for kayaking, fishing, and water sports. And, if you want to stay active in town, you’ll be happy to know that the city of Spartanburg offers an impressive 46 miles of bike lanes – as well as the first bike-sharing system in the entire southeast!

So, whether you want to practice your golf swing, try your hand at tennis, or just enjoy a nice walk in between classes, there are plenty of opportunities for you to stay active in Spartanburg while you complete your chiropractic education.

Enjoy Spartanburg’s Cultural Scene While You Complete Your Chiropractic Training

Spartanburg’s vibrant art and cultural scene offers a perfect way for students to unwind on evenings and weekends.

Whether you want to enjoy a quick bite at one of Spartanburg’s off-the-radar eateries, scope out a cool new exhibit at the Spartanburg Art Museum, or watch the latest production at Spartanburg Little Theatre, there’s plenty to keep you busy in between study sessions. Spartanburg also has a rich musical history including a fun music trail.

Discover What Makes Spartanburg a “Hub City”

Downtown Spartanburg offers a variety of restaurants and specialty retail stores.

Downtown Spartanburg offers a variety of restaurants and specialty retail stores.

Spartanburg is sometimes referred to as “Hub City.” That’s because back in the 1800s, as many as seven train lines used to meet in Spartanburg – making it a true “hub” of activity and a crossroads of the South!

Even today, Spartanburg continues to be an important hub of economic activity. Several companies house their headquarters in Spartanburg – including Milliken, the largest privately held company in the world. International companies like BMW and Adidas also have major facilities in the county.

And, if you’re thinking of opening your very own practice after you graduate from chiropractic college, Spartanburg’s tax-based incentives and top-notch infrastructure could be the business-boosting benefits you need to launch your new career.

Are you thinking of visiting Spartanburg and seeing the Sherman campus for yourself?

Visit Sherman.edu to book a tour or talk with one of our advisors.

What to Look for in a Chiropractic College

Students at Sherman learn about the art, science, and philosophy of chiropractic

Students at Sherman learn about the art, science, and philosophy of chiropractic

Choosing the right college for your chiropractic education is an important decision. After all, it’s where you’ll accumulate valuable professional contacts, gain important practical experience, and receive the chiropractic education that will help establish the foundations of your future career.

You want to make sure that your college requires rigorous coursework, but also nurtures you along the way. You’ll want to make sure you get an individualized attention from your professors as well as practical clinical experience along with your coursework.

And, as a budding doctor of chiropractic, you also want to choose a chiropractic college that shares your philosophy of chiropractic.

How do all of these elements come together to provide you with an excellent chiropractic education? Read on to find out.

Caring and Experienced Instructors Make a Difference in Your Chiropractic Education

Students at Sherman feel like they are part of a family thanks to our caring approach to chiropractic education.

Students at Sherman feel like they are part of a family thanks to our caring approach to chiropractic education.

Personal attention is an important factor in choosing your chiropractic college. Why? Because this means you will get to know your instructors well, receiving individualized guidance and support throughout your chiropractic education.

You also want to make sure that your future chiropractic college has a warm and friendly environment, so that you don’t just feel like a number. You want your college to offer you a rigorous education from experienced instructors, but you also want to feel included and welcome into their community and nurtured throughout your education.

Practical Experience with State-of-the-Art Chiropractic Equipment

Chiropractic student Sherman College

Students at Sherman use our cutting-edge digital x-ray lab as they complete their internships at our in-house clinic.

As you search for your future chiropractic college, you want to make sure that you receive a balanced education that combines theoretical knowledge with practical, hands-on experience.

Students at chiropractic colleges like Sherman, for example, complete demanding courses in subjects as diverse as chemistry, anatomy, physiology, radiology, chiropractic technique, business, and philosophy so that they create a solid theoretical framework on which to build their careers.

But their education doesn’t just end there! As students complete their chiropractic degree, they also spend valuable time caring for patients right in Sherman’s on-site clinic. Through this approach, students put their technique skills to work and become familiar with state-of-the-art chiropractic equipment so they can feel comfortable in the hands-on, patient-centered field of chiropractic.

The Philosophy of Chiropractic: An Important Component of Any Chiropractic Education

If you’re interested in preventative, holistic, and non-invasive approaches to healthcare, then you want to make sure that the chiropractic college you attend is centered on the philosophy, art and science of vertebral subluxation.

The philosophy of chiropractic encourages healthy living and preventative care rather than just treating symptoms when they arise. Through this approach to healthcare and chiropractic education, you’ll learn about the body’s innate intelligence, and how the body constantly strives to heal itself and enjoy a greater potential for health and optimal human performance.

Beginning your chiropractic education with that philosophy in mind will help you focus your future career on providing quality health care.

A Passion for Chiropractic that Goes Beyond the Classroom

A passion for chiropractic extends beyond the clinic or classroom – and at chiropractic colleges like Sherman, chiropractic is a way of life! Students can join clubs that explore different chiropractic techniques, visit our campus museum to learn more about the history of chiropractic, and even connect with experts from across the country and around the world through our free weekly chiropractic conference calls.

Instructors at Sherman share our passion for chiropractic; they are continuously striving to advance the field of chiropractic in our active research department.

Are you interested in learning more about chiropractic?

Book a visit to Sherman and see how our chiropractic college can help begin your journey in a rewarding career in chiropractic.