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Course Description:

The Chiropractic Assistant program orients a student in the business, philosophy, science and art of the chiropractic profession. Students acquire specialized training in chiropractic administrative office, procedures and technical skills for assist assisting Doctors of Chiropractic and helping to run an efficient and effective administrative offices as well is being able to assist a clinical environment. Our program is designed to provide students with complete and comprehensive training as a Chiropractic Assistant. Graduates are prepared to obtain entry-level positions in a Chiropractic office environment.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must possess a High School diploma or GED certificate or successfully complete of an independently administered Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) with minimum passing scores of 200 on Verbal and 210 Quantitative.

Program Objectives:

Graduates shall be able to:

  • Understand about a Doctor of Chiropractic’s education and look at the history of chiropractic.
  • Understand about basic spinal anatomy.
  • Investigate the musculoskeletal and nervous system anatomy.
  • Identify what is meant by the term “subluxation complex”.
  • Understand the common vocabulary terms related to chiropractic.
  • Understand about the duties of a chiropractic assistant.
  • Understand about medical records and the skills related to great medical records note taking
  • Identify some of the keys to working with worker’s compensation and motor vehicle collision cases.
  • Understand about blood borne pathogens and how to correctly clean up spills.
  • Understand about working with patients from different cultures.
  • Develop skills related to time management.
  • Understand about the presenting signs and symptoms of common cardiovascular emergencies that you may or may not ever see in chiropractic practice.
  • Understand what vital signs are and how to obtain them.
  • Understand the key components of a good history.
  • Assist the CA in understanding what “professional boundaries” are and how these boundaries apply to their job duties and working environment.
  • Understand about patient’s rights.
  • Understand about legal issues associated with physiotherapy.
  • Understand about the different forms of physiotherapy and how to safely apply.
  • Investigate the concepts of exercise and rehabilitation.
  • Understand about the basic terminology of radiology and radiographic guidelines that are used in chiropractic.
  • Understand how to protect the patient during radiographic examinations

Occupational Objective:

The program will prepare a student to work as a Chiropractic Assistant.

Course Outline:

Module Title
Anatomy and Physiology
Orientation to Chiropractic Methods
Medical Terminology
Administrative Duties
Introduction to Physical Therapy
Therapeutic Rehabilitation
CPT/ICD Coding

Requirement for Satisfactory Completion:

To graduate a student must complete their program within 150% of the length of the program and must successfully completed the courses required in the training program with a minimum of “C” or major qualification and maintained at least a minimum of 85% of assistance. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion.

Course Duration:650 Clock Hours/22 weeks at 6 hours a day/ 5 days a week

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