A Clinically-Driven Approach

Academics at Life West

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Clinically Inspired Learning

Life Chiropractic College West has adopted a revolutionary methodology in chiropractic learning. The Clinically Inspired Learning curriculum at Life Chiropractic College West balances classes in basic sciences, clinical sciences, technique and philosophy with extensive opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the Life West Health Center. In doing so, it molds students into confident, practice-ready chiropractors who enter the profession with well-rounded sets of skills.

To learn more, click the logo on the left or read about the Clinically Inspired Learning curriculum in Life West Chiropractic Magazine.

Academic Departments

Basis Sciences

Basic sciences are the nuts and bolts of the sciences. Students learn about different diseases, as well as pathology and terminology, and build foundations in anatomy and physiology.

Clinical Sciences

Clinical science combines principles of chiropractic philosophy with knowledge from the basic sciences. Students learn to test, evaluate, investigate and adjust in a clinical setting.


Technique and analysis focus on a variety of chiropractic techniques that can be used in an adjustment. Students learn when and how to use these techniques in order to achieve optimal results in clinical settings.


The principles that Life West teaches are based on the teachings of D.D. Palmer, the founder of chiropractic. He believed that innate intelligence guides our wellness and allows our bodies to perform at optimal levels.

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Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is the area responsible for assisting students academically while in the Life West program. In addition, the Office of Academic Affairs reviews the Life West chiropractic program through continual assessment and evaluation that streamlines processes and assures successful transitions for students as they proceed through the curriculum.

The Office of Academic Affairs is overseen by the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The majority of the departments under the Office of Academic Affairs are located within the Academic Success Center. These departments include the Registrar’s Office, Academic Advising, Academic Support, Academic Counseling and Faculty Administrative Assistants. The Library, Financial Aid and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning fall under the Office of Academic Affairs as well.