Taking the Scenic Route
Charles Thomas Tucker III, LMT, DC2B
Sherman College Student
When embarking on a new journey, would you rather take the road often traveled – the familiar, the norm – or would you rather take the exciting, more rewarding, scenic route?
At Sherman College of Chiropractic, you get that very opportunity, to not just take the basics, or simply what’s required, but to enhance your experience as a student. The administrative staff and professors here at Sherman believe that students should be provided the best education possible to fulfill their passion and become the best doctors of chiropractic.
To accomplish this, along with an extensive curriculum, the college offers electives so students can learn more about the philosophy, build their knowledge on the science behind it all, and perfect and enhance the art of chiropractic.
The professional degree program at Sherman College is very demanding, with set course sequence over 14 quarters or three and one-half calendar years. Within those 14 quarters, students are given the opportunity to take electives to supplement the already extraordinary curriculum provided by Sherman College. This wide range of electives includes different chiropractic techniques and methods of analysis to proficiently locate, analyze and correct vertebral subluxations.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Joseph J. Donofrio D.C., ’94, A.C.P., believes that offering courses in different technique and analysis helps build on an already solid foundation, helping students become well-rounded and giving them a wider exposure for clinical decisions. “We want to be known as good adjusters and to be more specific (as chiropractors),” he explained.
“Here at Sherman,” Dr. Donofrio said, “we dig deep into the core techniques and introduce others, so students can consider alternative approaches and ideas. This sharpens their thinking skills.”
When asked about adding more techniques or analysis systems, Dr. Donofrio said,“We add classes all the time. In that process, we follow our college’s mission, check to see if there is enough interest among students, and then search to find experts to build and teach the class.” Generally, the college needs to be sure it can enroll at least 10 students to keep an elective course viable.
Some of the techniques and analysis systems offered at Sherman College are Gonstead, Blair Analysis, X-ray Positioning and Adjusting, Advanced Knee Chest Technique, Network Spinal Analysis, Pediatric Adjusting Technique, Thompson Technique, Pierce Results System, Instrument Adjusting, Torque Release Technique and others.
Popularity waxes and wanes from quarter to quarter, but the most popular elective offered is Pediatric Adjustment Technique, Donofrio said, followed by Pierce Results System, Network Spinal Analysis, and Torque Release Technique.
Sherman Professor Ron Castellucci, D.C., A.C.P., teaches classes like Palpation I and II, and is the instructor of Pediatric Adjusting Technique, along with Dean of Clinical Sciences Armand Rossi, D.C. Both are members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and teach programs for that organization as well.
Dr. Castellucci believes that offering electives like Pediatric Adjusting Technique help Sherman stand out as a college. “Lack of classes like these,” he said, “results in lack of skills necessary within the profession.”
When asked about his Pediatric Adjusting Technique class, Dr. Castellucci noted that class is always full, every quarter. The elective is now offered every quarter instead of every other quarter as it had been in previous years. And In 2016, the college approved integrating much of this popular elective into the core curriculum. “The popularity (of the course) stems from everyone wanting to know how to adjust children and prenatal moms and babies,” he said.
Dr. Castellucci also mentioned that “the class offers Webster Technique, posture analysis of infants and leg checks, all of which are an adaptation of what we already do, but just done with an infant’s spine.”
Electives can be taken once students complete courses that are offered in earlier quarters and other prerequisite(s), if any, are completed. Students typically add electives right before entering clinic and while in the clinic. Students are required to complete 55 hours of these classes before graduating.
With classes like Pediatric Adjusting full every quarter, students are obviously eager to add to their skills and knowledge of the profession with other techniques classes and analysis systems. It is clear these classes, along with the regular curriculum, are crucial to the success of students becoming the best chiropractors and fulfilling the college’s vision of “Adjusting the World for a Better Future.”
What Does a Doctor of Chiropractic Do?
Doctors of chiropractic have many different reasons for entering the profession. Some are drawn to its natural and non-invasive approach to health that avoids the use of drugs or surgery, while others may be excited to help patients work toward optimal performance and improve their lives in profound and unexpected ways.
With a chiropractic education, graduates can become community leaders with their own chiropractic practices, pursue careers focused on advancing the field through research or education, choose to work with wellness centers, sports teams, or fitness facilities, or pursue other exciting opportunities. A chiropractor’s day-to-day duties could vary significantly depending on their place of employment (or self-employment!), but they all pay particular attention to the spine and how compromises—or subluxations—interfere with the body’s ability to heal and function optimally.
How Chiropractors Assess a Patient’s Health
With a holistic approach to patient health, chiropractors help prevent and correct interferences to proper nerve function by focusing on the spine’s role in the nervous system. During a new patient’s initial consultation, the chiropractor will follow a standard routine, conducting a thorough interview and assessment to determine medical history. Accurate, discreet and confidential record-keeping is also an essential part of the profession.
Analyzing the Patient’s Spine and Nervous System Function
A visit with a doctor of chiropractic will usually begin with a routine physical exam before focusing on the analysis of the spine. The doctor’s chiropractic education could suggest related areas of the neck or back to analyze since subluxations in one part of the spine can often have an impact elsewhere.
Chiropractors often use digital x-ray technology and other diagnostic imaging procedures to confirm misalignments, study the anatomical condition, and identify anomalies in bone or soft tissue structure. Throughout their analyses of musculoskeletal and nervous system function, doctors of chiropractic inspect the patient’s posture, muscle strength, and range of movement to prepare for making specific clinical adjustments.
How a Doctor of Chiropractic Makes Adjustments to Remove Spinal Interference
Adjusting the spine to help correct subluxations and restore optimal alignment and nerve flow is a specialized process that a doctor of chiropractic learns through years of education. During an adjustment, the chiropractor will specifically and gently apply directed pressure to help moving vertebrae into their proper position.
Have you considered making a real difference in people’s lives by attending chiropractic college?
Sherman College of Chiropractic offers an integrated educated program to prepare students to become doctors of chiropractic.
When it comes to attracting new patients, retaining current patients, and helping your community stay healthy, few options are as effective as patient education. That’s because informed patients understand the benefits of regular chiropractic care. They know why it’s an important part of living a healthy life, and they might even explain those benefits to their friends and family—helping to grow your practice and spread the benefits of chiropractic to even more patients.
But while the benefits of patient education might be well known, sometimes it can be tricky for chiropractors to understand the best approaches for explaining chiropractic without using too many intimidating or scientific terms. That’s why top chiropractic colleges include patient education classes right into their curriculum so that you graduate with the skills you need to smoothly introduce patients to the health benefits of this growing healthcare field.
If you’re a current student or are considering a career in chiropractic, your education will provide you with the patient education strategies you need to succeed. But if you’d like to get a head start on your studies, here are a few quick tips for you to keep in mind.
1. Include Patient Education Information on Your Website Once You Begin Your Chiropractic Career
In today’s digital age, one of the best and easiest ways for chiropractors to educate their patients is through their practice’s website. Why? As it turns out, many patients will often turn to the web when seeking medical advice. According to a recent report from the Pew Research Center, “72% of internet users say they looked online for health information within the past year.” That means that if you want to expand the knowledge of both your patients and the general population, online tools might be your best bet.
Many patients search for healthcare information online
Once you begin your chiropractic career, try adding in a patient education section to your practice’s website. You could include a quick page of frequently asked questions about chiropractic, where patients could find the answers to many of their top questions. You could even include a blog where you delve into more complex topics like the body’s innate intelligence and the science behind subluxations.
Through these blogs and web pages, your current patients (as well as potential future patients) can quickly learn about the benefits of chiropractic—and begin their journey to a healthier life.
2. Use Social Media Throughout Your Chiropractic Career
To help attract viewers to your blog and website, you might want to create a social media account or two after completing your chiropractic education. That’s because according to recent statistics, as many as “40% of consumers say that information found via social media affects the way they deal with their health.”
On top of that, “90% of respondents from 18 to 24 years of age said they would trust medical information shared by others on their social media networks,”—especially if that information comes from a trusted source like a doctor of chiropractic.
Patients often use social media to learn more about healthcare
As a result, social media is one of the easiest ways for chiropractors to educate many patients and prospective patients at once.
3. Keep Brochures Handy at Your Chiropractic Practice
Even though online searches are becoming more and more popular, that doesn’t mean doctors of chiropractic can ignore more traditional patient education tools like brochures and posters. Once you begin your career in chiropractic, one good way to inform patients is to provide them with brochures. You can circle important information, and also include contact details so that they won’t forget to book their next appointment. They might even pass their brochure to a friend or family member, which can help educate even more people on the benefits of chiropractic.
Want to begin your chiropractor training so that you can educate patients on the benefits of chiropractic?
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Ready to Apply to Chiropractor School? Find Out Which Prerequisites You’ll Need
If your dream is to help others lead healthier lives through natural, preventative health care, you already have one of the most important prerequisites for pursuing a career in chiropractic. Your next step is to map out an educational pathway that helps you achieve your goal, and luckily, there are several to choose from. Need to know which undergraduate courses are required for entrance into chiropractic college, or how to expedite your training with fast-track options? We’ve got you covered!
Read on for an overview of the prerequisites, and be sure to follow up with Sherman about any questions you have about your personal path toward a career in chiropractic.
Structure Your Undergrad Courses around Chiropractic College Requirements
If you know you will pursue chiropractic training after completing your undergraduate degree, here is a sample curriculum you can follow to prepare for chiropractic college. This curriculum is designed to equip students with a valuable theoretical foundation and includes specific courses required for entry into Sherman College of Chiropractic.
Sample undergraduate curriculum to obtain the 90 semester hours (or 135 quarter hours) needed for entrance into Sherman (please note that there are many courses from which to choose and that this is just a sample):
In year one, spread over the fall and spring semesters, you could complete:
- English I and English II
- Anatomy/Physiology I and II (with Lab)
- General Chemistry I and II (with Lab)
- College Algebra
- Computer Science
- One course from the Social Sciences/Humanities
In year two, spread across the fall and spring semesters, you might pursue the following courses:
- Physics I with Lab
- Physics II with Lab (or Statistics, Biomechanics)
- Organic Chemistry I with Lab
- Organic Chemistry II (or Biochemistry)
- A total of four courses from the Social Sciences/Humanities
In year three, you would fulfill your elective credits to bring the total amount to at least 90 hours. Sherman College recommends that the electives you choose include:
- Computer Science
It’s important to note that you’ll need a grade of “C” or higher in all chiropractic prerequisite courses to be eligible for entrance into Sherman College, and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Exceptions can be made under the Alternative Admissions Track Plan (AATP) if you have a GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 and/or fewer than the required hours in the sciences.
Fast Track Your Training with a Pre-Chiropractic Certificate
Students who enroll at nearby Spartanburg Community College have the option to fast-track their education by earning an Associate of Science Degree combined with pre-chiropractic electives and a Pre-Chiropractic Certificate. This joint program includes all of the prerequisites required to pursue a chiropractic degree, and once successfully completed, guarantees entrance into Sherman College of Chiropractic.
Students who go this route will earn both an associate and graduate degree in just 6.6 years—saving money, and allowing them to start their chiropractic careers more quickly.
“Three-Plus-One” Programs Offer a Quicker Route to your Chiropractic Degree
Sherman has partnered with several four-year institutions to offer prospective chiropractic students another way to fast track their education and save money on tuition. These partnerships, known as “Three-Plus-One” programs, allow students to complete the first three years of a bachelor degree at a partner school and then pursue year one of chiropractic training at Sherman College. If you successfully complete year one at Sherman, it counts toward completing your Bachelor degree—AND toward completing your chiropractic degree.
Essentially, you’ll shave one whole year off your total education. Institutions currently partnered with Sherman to offer students either Articulation Agreements or Three-Plus-One programs include:
- Bloomfield College (NJ)
- Ferrum College (VA)
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA)
- Lipscomb University (TN)
- Mid Michigan Community College (MI)
- Middle Tennessee State University (TN)
- Middlesex County College (NJ)
- Mount Aloysius College (PA)
- Pontifica Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico (PR)
- Spartanburg Community College (SC)
- Spartanburg Methodist College (SC)
- Universidad Central de Bayamón (PR)
- University of South Carolina Upstate (SC)
Would you like more detailed advice about planning your chiropractic education?
Just visit Sherman College of Chiropractic online for further information about prerequisites and educational pathways—or better yet, give us a call at 800-849-8771, ext. 200 to speak directly with admissions.
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 utilizing 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!
For example, the study of anatomy requires students to identify and understand each of the body’s 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 details!
Why not take advantage of the Sherman library’s online visual tools for learning anatomy?
Anatomy.tv offers a comprehensive online database of 3D anatomy images, movies, and animations. 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 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.
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!
Give Your Chiropractic Career a Boost With Seminars and Workshops
As you start your chiropractic training, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of many fascinating topics. Develop your communication skills in Sherman’s patient education course, learn the ins and outs of practice management through our Practice Success Program, and develop hands-on skills in technique classes and our on-site chiropractic clinic You’ll also learn the science behind the chiropractic profession, from neuroanatomy to biochemistry. At Sherman College, you will gain the theoretical knowledge, the philosophy and the practical skill sets needed to start your chiropractic career.
The fact that you never truly stop learning makes chiropractic a truly rewarding career path. In addition to learning from your patients, professional development will play an important role in your continued career success. Here’s a look at how attending seminars, workshops, and conferences can help give your chiropractic career a boost after you’ve graduated.
Why Seminars and Workshops are Important to Your Chiropractic Career
Chiropractic is a dynamic profession, and new research and patient education ensure that the field will continue its evolution. Attending industry-related seminars, workshops and conferences will help you stay on the cutting edge of the profession, and will ensure you go above and beyond during your chiropractic career. This additional training enables you to learn new techniques or hone your current skills to provide the best possible care for your patients. Seminars and workshops address emerging legal requirements, supporting resources, the philosophy behind the profession, the particulars of a specific chiropractic technique, or communication techniques for healthcare professionals.
In addition to the educational benefits you’ll receive, the professional development offers another key advantage: it’s a terrific opportunity to network. After all, if you are interested in meeting other chiropractors who are committed to helping patients attain their optimal well-being, you’ll likely find them at a professional development event. You could meet a potential mentor or find unexpected opportunities to apply your knowledge for the benefit of patients and the community, and one day become a mentor yourself.
Professional development events are an excellent opportunity to network
Upcoming Chiropractic Training Workshops, Conferences, and Seminars
There’s no shortage of ways to sharpen your chiropractic training. Whether you’d like to enhance your clinical care with specific techniques or simply lower the overhead costs at your practice, there’s a good chance you can find an upcoming professional development event that suits your needs. For instance, you might be interested in learning more about team-driven practice or attend an advanced technique seminar.
Some events will be hosted by Sherman College, while others happen all across the country
You’ll be happy to know that professional development events are hosted across the country, and likely close to your future practice. Consult Sherman College’s list of upcoming professional development events to find out which ones are headed your way.
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How a Top Chiropractic Education Stands Out
When it comes to choosing a chiropractic college, you have many things to consider. The college should provide excellent hands-on training and classroom education on the “how” of chiropractic. But what about the “why” of the profession? Chiropractic is an art, science, and philosophy; without a thorough understanding of each, students would graduate with an incomplete picture of the profession. That’s why a leading chiropractic education isn’t about teaching students the proper adjustments, it goes far beyond that! Here’s a look at what the “why” is, and how the right college can prepare you to be the best chiropractor possible
Vitalism Provides the “Why” of Chiropractic Education
At Sherman College of Chiropractic, students learn the concept of vitalism in their chiropractic philosophy courses.
Vitalism is a “vital” part of chiropractic philosophy (pun intended). Why? Because chiropractic approaches health from a holistic perspective, recognizing the innate intelligence that uses the brain and nervous system to maintain the body’s health. Unlike the mechanical perspective, which sees the human body as a combination of different components and systems, vitalism sees the whole picture.
Vitalism understands the human body is striving for organization and that disruptions to the body’s nervous system, in the form of vertebral subluxations, can be addressed through specific chiropractic adjustments.
In recent years, more and more patients have begun to turn to chiropractic care because it offers a holistic and non-invasive approach. That’s why an understanding of vitalism is such an important part of a chiropractic education, as well as each graduate’s chiropractic career!
Above-Down, Inside-Out: An Essential Part of Any Chiropractic Education
Another key concept that students explore in-depth at Sherman College is the Above-Down, Inside-Out (ADIO) approach to chiropractic. How important is ADIO to chiropractic? Important enough to have inspired the Sherman College logo!
The logo of Sherman College of Chiropractic uses arrows to symbolize the Above-Down, Inside-Out (ADIO) approach to health care. Through this philosophy, students learn that true health begins with the body’s control center, the brain. Chiropractic students know the brain controls the body’s vital functions and relays information from the top down through the nervous system, otherwise known as above-down, inside-out.
Understanding how ADIO works can be difficult for new patients unfamiliar with the benefits of chiropractic. Can you imagine trying to explain ADIO without a thorough chiropractic education?
That’s why chiropractors need a keen sense of how chiropractic promotes health. It’s not about their own understanding, but about helping and educating their patients to lead healthier lives.
Ready to attend a college with an accredited chiropractic program, a welcoming family atmosphere, and hands-on internship experience? Discover how Sherman College combines all this and more to provide you with a complete chiropractic education that teaches the art, science, and philosophy of chiropractic
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
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
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.”
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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
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.
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, 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 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
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 With 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
“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.”
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