Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I consider a career as a Doctor of Chiropractic?

People across all age groups are increasingly more interested in integrative and less-invasive health care as a way of improving overall well-being and performance, as well as treating acute and chronic pain conditions.

Becoming a DC is incredibly satisfying work with a distinctive purpose of helping people recover from injury, reduce their pain, and live healthier lives. Chiropractors report a high level of patient satisfaction, an incredibly attractive work life and lifestyle balance, and a high level of job satisfaction, due in large part to the joy of knowing you are helping others get well naturally. Many chiropractors work in solo or small group practices, own their own clinic, or partner in a larger facility. Although salary averages range across the country, in part due to business ownership, top earners enjoy a six-figure income and a low stress, autonomous environment.

What is the future of chiropractic practice?

Chiropractic care is increasingly regarded as an effective treatment for neuromusculoskeletal conditions because of its effective nonsurgical and nonpharmacological methods. Avoiding drugs and surgery has become the first and best option for many patients and an affordable and effective method for pain relief, injury recovery, and maintaining healthy joint movement.

Most professional sports leagues and teams employ chiropractors to help ensure their athletes maintain ideal strength, optimize performance, and reduce the chance of injury. Today chiropractors can be seen on staff at hospitals, multidisciplinary clinics, and in the Department of Veteran Affairs health care system. The demand for these services continues to grow among athletes, civilians, and military alike. Graduates from Campbellsville University School of Chiropractic will help fill the growing need for chiropractic care across all mentioned sectors.

Why should I choose Campbellsville University?

Campbellsville University is the only School of Chiropractic that offers students:

  • Unmatched affordability, with 20% lower tuition than most other programs and a low cost of living in Central Kentucky;
  • An innovative curriculum that prepares students to become successful doctors and business leaders;
  • The flexibility to do their community-based clerkship almost anywhere in the country;
  • Cutting-edge technology in a new, dedicated educational facility; and
  • Core values that foster health and well-being from a distinctly Christian perspective.
Can I have a full-time job while or do night classes while attending Chiropractic school?

Professional school is generally more time consuming as compared to undergraduate programs. There are no night classes available and little flexibility in your class schedule. Most semesters have anywhere between 25-30 hours per week of class time. The amount of time, as well as the intensity of study, would make it difficult to have a traditional full-time job.

What does the program cost?

At just under $103,000, tuition at Campbellsville University is 20% lower than most Chiropractic programs. We are committed to full financial transparency and invite you to learn more about our unmatched affordability. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

 

Is financial aid available?
Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify.
When are application deadlines?

With three start dates during the year, applications are accepted at any time with specific deadlines for each start date. The three start dates each year allow students flexibility regarding finishing undergraduate studies and any logistics with respect to moving, without a lengthy wait to begin the program.

 The deadline for the spring semester is December 15, the summer semester is April 1, and the fall semester deadline is July 15. However, if you are waiting for official transcripts to be transferred to the enrollment office and have your application submitted, by the deadline, a grace period is permitted.  

What if my cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0?

Campbellsville University offers multiple pathways for admission to our DC program. If you have completed at least 90 semester hours and have a cumulative GPA above a 2.75, you may apply for the DC program. Admission will be contingent upon review of course work and an interview. Students will complete their baccalaureate degree prior to graduation from the DC program. Apply now.

What if I do not have 90 credit hours?
Students can be admitted to our pre-Chiropractic program to complete the necessary 90 credits. If you enter the Chiropractic program without a fully completed degree, the 90 credits plus your first year Chiropractic education can be used to earn a baccalaureate degree (Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences concentration in Life Science [BS LAS LS]). This allows you to graduate from the Chiropractic program with a bachelor’s degree as well as a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree. Apply now.
Do I need to submit GRE scores?
No. The GRE is not required for admission to the DC program.
Where is the program located?

The School of Chiropractic is located at 974 University Drive, Harrodsburg, KY 40324.

Located in the heart of Central Kentucky, we are just 30 minutes southwest from Lexington, just over an hour from Louisville, and within driving distance to some of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Plan your visit today.

 

What is it like to live in or near Harrodsburg?
Campbellsville University Harrodsburg offers students a vibrant living and learning experience that extends beyond the walls of the chiropractic facility. Learn more about our community, on and off campus.

 

What housing options are available?

There are multiple housing options available. Students may decide to stay in traditional residence halls, rent a condo from Campbellsville University, or live off campus.

I live two hours away by car. I would love to save money by living at home. Can I attend Chiropractic school and drive classes?

Class will start early – between 8-9 a.m. – and run all day. Generally, your school day will consist of approximately 6-8 hours of classes per day and end around 5-6 p.m. For this reason, it may be difficult to drive many hours a day. However, if you are dedicated and would like to reduce your housing expenses, you are free to live wherever you like. 

Is the program CCE accredited?

The program has been approved to be offered by the regional accreditor SACS and is following the steps required to receive CCE accreditation. The program has been designed to be fully compliant with CCE and on schedule to receive full accreditation long before it graduates its first Doctors.

How long does the program take to complete?

The program is 10 trimesters long and takes just a little over three years to complete. For example, students enrolling in January 2022 will plan to graduate in May 2025.

What is the sequence of required courses?

Our differentiated course offerings seamlessly blend scientific mastery, clinical expertise, business acumen, and leadership development. We invite you to learn more about our innovative curriculum that prepares graduates to become successful practitioners and business leaders.

 

What kind of academic advising is available to students?

The Dean and faculty are hands on regarding academic advising. Each student will meet with an academic advisor each term to review progress and identify any needs. This hands-on approach is considered one of the most important components of the education you will receive at Campbellsville University’s School of Chiropractic.  

If I want to complete my clerkship in or near Harrodsburg, is that possible?

Absolutely, the department of clinical education will work closely with you to identify the right clerkship opportunities that best suits your professional goals. Dr. Dennis Short, Associate Vice President of Chiropractic Education, owns and operates Bluegrass Chiro, the largest chiropractic organization in Kentucky with 13 locations. He and other faculty are well connected within the profession across the state, as well as the country, and will facilitate myriad connections that help students like you succeed in your studies and your career. 

What is the earning potential for a Doctor of Chiropractic?

A chiropractor’s median salary ranges from $70,000 to more than $150,000 based on employment circumstances. Our expertly designed business courses offer students the management skills needed to thrive as a practitioner and a seasoned profitable business leader.

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Forbes, and Salary.com.

What career services are available for chiropractic students?

The Office of Clinical Education works closely with students as they approach graduation. Many students will have negotiated their first job during their last year of study, prior to graduation, making career transition seamless.