Fast-Growing Wellness Care
Imagine a career – serving in a health field, making a difference in the lives of others, living by your own values.
That is the future, and the everyday sense of fulfillment, that you can enjoy as a doctor of chiropractic, providing non-invasive health care without drugs or surgery.
As a doctor of chiropractic you’ll influence the lives of others in a positive way as you help to maximize your patients’ potential for optimum physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. Once you obtain your chiropractic degree you can choose to own your own practice, associate with an established chiropractor, teach, conduct chiropractic research or you can focus in a particular area such as sports performance, family care or animal chiropractic.
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A Rapidly Growing Profession
Chiropractic is one of today’s fastest growing, most-sought after fields. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment for chiropractors is expected to grow “faster than average” in the coming years, as consumer demand for wellness care increases. Fast Company magazine rates chiropractic as one of the 10 best jobs in America.
According to research conducted by Fast Company magazine, chiropractic has been rated as one of the 10 best jobs in America. Employment for chiropractors is expected to grow in the coming years, as consumer demand for alternative health care increases. Forbes named chiropractic one of America’s “most surprising six-figure jobs” in 2009. Employment opportunities for chiropractors exist around the world.
A Great Life
As a doctor of chiropractic, you’ll work for yourself. You’ll control your own destiny. And you’ll enjoy the freedom, flexibility and financial rewards that come from owning and running your own business. As a chiropractor, you’ll share with people in your community a philosophy of life and health that is of great value. In fact, many Sherman graduates and students will tell you that chiropractic is not a job, but a calling.
I Chose Chiropractic Because…
I’ve always admired people who chosen a profession that brings a positive impact to society–a profession that requires a selfless service to the public. When I was exposed to chiropractic in my early teens, I knew it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
–Dansen Wong, D.C., Malaysia, 2012
“I feel that chiropractic is a great profession, but it is important for a student that is contemplating choosing chiropractic to be sure that they are making the right choice for themselves. Take everything that you possibly can from the experience so that you have a good understanding of what chiropractic truly is.”
—Holly Clarke, D.C., Greenville, SC, 2011
Why Sherman College?
Chiropractic Focus, Passion & Success
Here you’ll find a community focused on chiropractic, passionate about life and health, and prepared for success.
Focus on chiropractic
Sherman College is centered on vertebral subluxation, which is why our graduates bring an unmatched expertise in analyzing and correcting misalignments of the spine. Because Sherman College is committed to focusing on the principles of chiropractic, we offer an education truly rooted in the art, science and philosophy of chiropractic. It is a focused, in-depth education, one that will help you to become the best chiropractor you can be.
Passion for life and health
The happiest, most interesting lives are those lived with purpose. Sherman’s chiropractic faculty will help you find and fulfill a noble purpose for your life. At Sherman, you’ll work with some of the most passionate chiropractors, faculty and researchers in the field today. You will become a member of a growing a community where we are all working toward the common goal of helping humankind enjoy greater life expression through the correction of vertebral subluxation.
Sherman’s focus on chiropractic gives us the ability to educate, graduate and support doctors who excel in the business of changing lives through chiropractic. You’ll train and provide care using the most advanced techniques, state-of-the-art analytical and adjusting equipment and the latest research data. You’ll spend two academic years in an engaging internship experience. And you’ll have the opportunity to gain even more practical experience and professional knowledge through other specialized internship and student-mentor programs.
Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to offer your community chiropractic care that is effective, safe, affordable and family-oriented. What better place to enter this thriving, exciting field than Sherman College of Chiropractic? No program is more focused. No place brings more passion to learning. And nowhere will you leave better prepared to succeed. That’s why Sherman College is the place to learn chiropractic.
Change Lives with Chiropractic Focus
Sherman’s chiropractic focus puts you on a path to becoming the best chiropractor you can be.
Our chiropractic education takes a natural, proactive approach to health care. Doctors of chiropractic help patients achieve good health and function at their optimum capacity, without the invasive use of drugs or surgery. Sherman College is centered on vertebral subluxation, the removal of nerve interference. Our graduates bring an unmatched expertise in analyzing and correcting misalignments of the spine. Chiropractic changes lives.
We’ll prepare you for a career where every day your sole focus is to help and serve others. Imagine the opportunity of reaching out to people in need, dramatically improving their health – and literally changing their lives. That is one of the immeasurable rewards of a chiropractic career.
Sherman College is committed to focusing on philosophical principles. We offer education truly rooted in the art, science and philosophy of chiropractic. Focused, in-depth education will helps you to develop skills in analysis, locating and removing vertebral subluxations .
You’ll receive an education focused on
- philosophically based practice principles
- scientific research
- effective techniques for analyzing and adjusting the vertebral subluxation
- one-on-one mentoring in the clinical arts of chiropractic
How does this benefit you? Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to offer your community chiropractic care that is
- effective – chiropractic care helps the body heal itself
- safe – non-invasive, no surgery or drugs
Sherman’s chiropractic focus gives us the ability to educate, graduate and support compassionate, skilled, ethical and successful doctors who excel in the business of changing lives through chiropractic.
Think Sherman and its focus on chiropractic are a good match for you? Read on to learn more about
What kinds of jobs do chiropractors have?
Consumers increasingly demand alternative healthcare. Chiropractic care appeals to many because chiropractors use alternative, noninvasive methods. Sherman trains people to be independent entrepreneurs as doctors of chiropractic. Job prospects for new chiropractors are expected to be good, especially for those who enter a multi-disciplined practice, consisting of, for example, a chiropractor, physical therapist, and medical doctor. The patient can be referred to an in-house specialist if needed.
A Listing of Chiropractic Jobs, Offices and Equipment for Sale, and Employment Opportunities is kept on the Sherman Website to help students and alumni.
Many chiropractors start out as associates in established practices, while others open their own solo practice. Some chiropractors work with athletic teams, either part-time or full time. Some work from a stationary office, others travel. Many kinds of chiropractic jobs are available or can be created with entrepreneurship.
Chiropractors who specialize in pediatric care will be in demand as chiropractic spinal treatment is very gentle, and children enjoy subsequent visits. The rapidly expanding older population, with its increased likelihood of mechanical and structural problems, also will increase demand for chiropractors.
These Graduates found their Niches in Chiropractic
Chiropractic: the Best Fit for Lacrosse Official Jennifer Eames, D.C., ’02
One reason Jenn Eames, ’02, Marion, MA, chose chiropractic over sports medicine, dentistry and athletic training was that chiropractic does not involve body fluids. As a teen and in college, Eames played many sports: soccer, basketball, team handball, and lacrosse. She first noticed the difference between chiropractic offices and medical offices …
Dr. David Mruz
David Mruz, D.C. ’80, Taylors, SC, cruised into the cycling world purely by chance..rreceiving a call from the Coors Light Cycling Team…
Linda Tarpley, D.C., ’04, Holly Springs, SC, grew up just 20 miles outside New York City, but she credits her decision to establish a home practice far from busy city life with allowing her more time to spend with her family…
Shane Walker, D.C., ’00, Naples, FL, currently president of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations (IFCO), first became acquainted with the organization when he was considering chiropractic as a career.
The Sherman Advantage
At the heart of Sherman College’s mission is educating doctors of chiropractic who are skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. This means we have a total commitment to the teaching, research and chiropractic practice that places its focus on the correction of vertebral subluxation. This focus on the correction of vertebral subluxation encompasses a broader view of the purpose of chiropractic care.
The Sherman doctor of chiropractic program teaches students to help their patients maximize their potential for overall good health and well-being by removing nerve interference due to vertebral subluxations. Finding and correcting misalignments of the vertebra restores nerve function and improves the body’s ability to maintain its own health. (This is in contrast to chiropractic care that is directed only toward the alleviation of pain or other symptoms caused by neuromusculoskeletal or other conditions.)
Through this unique focus, Sherman graduates are able to make a huge impact on the health and lives of their patients by helping the body to function at its best, without interference from subluxation.
At Sherman, our focused instruction includes a modern-day, primary care provider emphasis that provides students with a solid foundation built on vitalistic principles from which to draw as they serve thousands of people in their future practices all over the world.
Sherman College offers an environment of like-minded, health-conscious students and faculty who respect the body’s innate recuperative ability and choose to specialize in eliminating the negative impact of vertebral subluxations on a person’s health and performance.
That’s the Sherman Advantage.
Advice for students choosing chiropractic as a career
I feel that chiropractic is a great profession, but it is important for a student that is contemplating choosing chiropractic to be sure that they are making the right choice for themselves. Take everything that you possibly can from the experience so that you have a good understanding of what chiropractic truly is.
The Sherman Difference
Our mission calls us to educate, graduate, and support competent, compassionate, ethical and successful doctors of chiropractic who excel as primary health care providers centered on vertebral subluxation correction.
This is a tall order – but we meet the challenge because the focus of our curriculum is on vertebral subluxation education, which transcends the typical “symptom treatment” model of health care.
A Sherman education gives students a distinct advantage. They have the ability to integrate the duties of a primary care chiropractic provider from a modern-day health care perspective with an appreciation for vitalistic principles – mainly that the body is a self-regulated, self-healing organism when there is no interference on spinal nerves.
We acknowledge and appreciate the potential for improved health when the body is free of interference from vertebral subluxation. At Sherman College, chiropractic care is more than just symptom relief.
It’s about helping people of all ages – from infancy to active senior living – to enjoy better health under chiropractic care.
Vitalistic Philosophy is the Basis of Chiropractic Care
Ancient Egyptians and Greeks knew of the body’s continual striving to heal itself. During the Renaissance, learned men theorized of “vital forces” within the body that helped it resist disease. The “vital force” they spoke of is what chiropractors refer to as the body’s innate intelligence.
Chiropractic is based on a vitalistic philosophy that recognizes that there is an innate intelligence that uses the brain and nerve system to control and maintain the body in health. Interference to the nerve system can lead to a change in health most easily seen as disease or loss of function. But more than that, this interference can affect performance on multiple levels, some easily observed and others more subtle.
The arrows in the Sherman College of Chiropractic logo visually illustrate the idea that health comes from above-down, inside-out (ADIO), which is key to the vitalistic philosophy of chiropractic.
Why Chiropractic focuses on the Role of the Spine
The body’s functions are controlled through the brain and nerve system by thousands of messages sent every second to each organ, tissue and cell within the body. The spinal cord is the road over which these messages travel.
D. D. Palmer discovered that the bones of the spine (vertebrae) can, if misaligned, put pressure on the cord and small spinal nerves. This pressure distorts and blocks information coming from the brain. Ultimately, these misalignments, or vertebral subluxations, that disrupt nervous system communication lessen the body’s ability to function and heal itself.
What Do Chiropractors Do?
Simply put, chiropractors CHANGE LIVES.
As a doctor of chiropractic, you can:
- Make a difference in your community
- Help people with a natural approach to health
- Promote a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention
- Enhance performance and improve patients’ lives
- Be a leader, role model, educator or researcher.
The chiropractic profession is all about serving others to improve their health. Chiropractors take a natural, preventative approach to health care, without the invasive use of drugs or surgery, helping patients achieve good health and function at their optimum capacity.
Career opportunities include solo practice, associate doctor, wellness center team member, sports team chiropractor, fitness facility chiropractor, and educator/administrator. Employment prospects are good.
Chiropractic pays particular attention to the spine and how compromises (called subluxations) can interfere with function and the body’s ability to self-regulate and heal. To do this, chiropractors:
- assess the patient’s health
- analyze the spine and the function of the nervous system and
- make adjustments to the spine to help restore proper nerve flow and remove interference.
Misalignments in the vertebrae of the spine can disrupt proper nerve function and lead to decreased performance and health. Chiropractors remove these interferences by gently adjusting the spine. By restoring proper nerve flow, chiropractors help people enjoy more of their full potential for health and optimal performance. Read more about chiropractic at the Department of Labor.
Want to know more about what chiropractors do?
Why Be A Doctor of Chiropractic?“What I understood chiropractic to be was to adjust by hand. And I always pictured myself in a setting where if the only tools I would have at hand would be my hands, I would still be able to help people.”
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic involves the study of science, art and philosophy
A vertebral subluxation is a misalignment in the spine that interferes with the nervous system. A vertebral subluxation is adjusted so that the body can better heal itself. Sciences are studied which pertain to human biology – especially the intricate relationship between the spinal segments and the nerve system.
The art of locating and correcting the vertebral subluxations
Chiropractic art is the physical expression of its philosophy and involves the means by which doctors of chiropractic locate and correct (adjust) vertebral subluxations.
The philosophy of health that promotes a subluxation-free life
Philosophy considers the fundamental nature of existence, of human beings and their interaction with the environment. The philosophy of chiropractic is most interested in the effect of vertebral subluxation on the body’s innate striving to express and maintain its own health.
Why Be A Doctor of Chiropractic?
What I understood chiropractic to be was to adjust by hand. And I always pictured myself in a setting where if the only tools I would have at hand would be my hands, I would still be able to help people.
Dr. Tapiwa Chiwawa,
Doctors of chiropractic correct vertebral subluxations that interfere with the transmission of information from the brain to all systems of the body, thus having a positive effect on the body’s organs and systems, even down to the cellular level.
Chiropractors gently correct the problem by using a broad range of adjusting methods. By restoring proper nerve flow, the chiropractor helps people enjoy more of their full potential for health and optimal performance.
Sherman College Focuses on Vertebral Subluxation
Ultimately, the goal of chiropractic is to improve the life and health of patients. Misalignments (subluxations) between the bones (vertebrae) of the spine can disrupt proper nerve function and lead to decreased performance and overall health. The chiropractic curriculum at Sherman focuses on the analysis and correction of vertebral subluxations in order to improve health and wellbeing.
A vertebral subluxation happens when one or more of bones (vertebrae) of the spine (backbone) are out of position and compress spinal nerves. These nerves are the primary communication link between the body to the brain. Pressure on these nerves interferes with the communication between the body and the brain, which may cause organs, tissues and cells not to function properly.
Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy of locating and correcting vertebral subluxations so that the body can heal itself in the most efficient manner. Instead of focusing on specific symptoms, chiropractic works to remove interference from the nervous system, which in turn allows better communication throughout the body.
Chiropractic art is the physical expression of its vitalistic philosophy. It is techniques which doctors of chiropractic use to analyze, locate and correct (adjust) vertebral subluxations.