Leadership and Innovation
Life Chiropractic College West, which offers a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, is internationally recognized for leadership and innovation in chiropractic education. The curriculum at Life West features an integrated emphasis on chiropractic philosophy and technique which draws passionate students from around the world. Life Chiropractic College West provides solid academic and clinical experience through our 12 and 14 quarter program options. The Life West learning community is known for its diversity, integrity and co-operative spirit.
What Makes Life West Distinct?
What makes Life West distinct from other chiropractic schools, is that Life West students are trained in over 13 different chiropractic techniques, providing excellence in hands-on chiropractic education. Life West provides a well balanced approach to education, integrating the fundamental elements of practitioner success: science , technique, philosophy and business skills. Our location is fantastic! You will find us in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area where our location gives students an unparalleled experience in lifestyle as well as access to a wide variety of mentorship and career opportunities.
Life West graduates are well prepared for their career, with a strong foundation in the sciences, a deep understanding of the chiropractic philosophy, hands-on practice using cutting-edge technology as well as specialized training in innovative chiropractic techniques. Find out for yourself why our graduates are so delighted with the education they received at Life West.
A Bigger Mission
The Doctor of Chiropractic program has a huge mission: “Creating a Brighter Future for Humanity”. How do we make that happen? Life West delivers a curriculum and clinical training experience which provides Life West graduates with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies to uniquely serve the health care needs of the community as a chiropractor. Want to know more? Be sure to read our entire mission and purpose statement to find out more. Life West is also committed to the contribution of academic and clinical research to the body of knowledge available to and for the chiropractic profession.
At Life West, our program prepares the chiropractor to function as a specialized health care provider, offering care on a direct-access, initial contact basis. This care focuses on the relationship between the structure of the human body, especially the spine, and the function of the human body as coordinated by the nervous system. A chiropractor places specific attention on the relationship between the skeletal structures of the body and the nervous system and how this relationship may affect the restoration and preservation of health.
A Focus on Clinical Excellence
Our Doctor of Chiropractic program prepares Life West graduates to provide for the health care needs of patients through excellent assessments, diagnostic competencies and superior patient management skills. Life West graduates are taught how to provide patient care on an independent basis, to co-manage patient care in cooperation with other members of a patient’s health care team, to consult with other providers as required by a patient’s needs and to refer patients to other providers consistent with the best interests of the patient. Life Chiropractic College West prepares graduates to become teachers of healthy living strategies, health risk avoidance approaches and wellness promotion concepts.
A Well-Balanced Chiropractic Education
At Life Chiropractic College West, students learn chiropractic history, philosophy, and principles as a foundation for the practice of chiropractic. Life West trains graduates as Doctors of Chiropractic to function as primary health care providers, with the ability to evaluate the health status of their patients and to consult and refer patients within and throughout the health care professions in accordance with their professional judgment. Life Chiropractic College West promotes the growth and development of the profession through education and research in chiropractic principles and practice. Life West encourages students to develop a high standard of ethics, so that they may better serve their patients, the public, and the profession. Life Chiropractic College West encourages students to communicate freely with members of other health care professions as well as with members of the chiropractic profession. Life Chiropractic College West seeks to inspire its students to become active in their respective communities and to work for the betterment of the human condition. Life West students are encouraged to be teachers charged with the responsibility of educating the public on health and its achievement through chiropractic care. After graduation, Life Chiropractic College West offers a postgraduate education program enabling Life West graduates and others to maintain and improve their professional skills.
Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education, an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Life Chiropractic College West shares a history with Life University. In March 1981, the efforts of Dr. George Anderson, Dr. George Wentland, and Dr. Sid E. Williams, then president and founder of Life Chiropractic College (now Life University), were instrumental in forming what is today Life Chiropractic College West. Life University maintains a close relationship with Life Chiropractic College to this day.