Chiropractors obtain the University Degree of Chiropractic after 5 to 7 years of higher education. We are awarded the honorary title of Doctor of Chiropractic for our academic recognition at the ECU (European Chiropractors’ Union).
The beginning of the chiropractic curriculum is focused on studying the medical basis of the human body. Some of the specific courses in the chiropractic career include neurology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, immunology, radiology, nutrition and chiropractic care for special types of patients such as newborns or the elderly.
During the last two years of study, students become interns at the University clinic, where they must undergo a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical supervision with patients.
The studies end by passing a research thesis approved by a panel of experts in scientific research, by the faculty of the Master’s degree at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.