Finding the Right Fit

This Is Your Journey.
How Can We Help You?

Students considering a Doctor of Chiropractic degree tend to come across Life West at different stages in their journey. Whether you know very little about chiropractic and are here to learn more, or you’ve already decided this is your path and you’re working through the logistical details, you’re in exactly the right spot. We’re extremely excited that you’re here, and we want to help in any way we can.


Dig Deeper

Download The Life West Admissions eBook

Exploring what a chiropractic degree program looks like? While you’ll find answers to all of your questions here on our website, we’ve consolidated information about the topics we discuss most often in our Admission eBook – everything from a dive into the curriculum to a year-by-year breakdown of what to expect. Download a copy today.

Why Life West?

You’ll Spend 3+ Years in a Chiropractic Doctoral Program. Make Them Count.

Life West’s post-graduate program is designed to create practice-ready graduates who have the hard and soft skills required to enjoy long, rewarding and profitable careers as Doctors of Chiropractic.

Subjectively, Life West is the most genuine & inclusive chiropractic school in the world. There’s an energy within this school that you simply won’t find elsewhere, embodied by our Give. Do. Love. Serve. ethos.

Objectively, we’ve designed our education model around The Life West Advantage: A clinically-inspired curriculum, more hands-on experience, the world’s leading chiropractic preceptorship program and a commitment to service through our international service trips.

Admissions Requirements

Do you qualify to enroll at Life West?

Life Chiropractic College West follows the guidelines for enrollment established by the CCE (Council on Chiropractic Education). 

The top-level prerequisite is 90 semester units of undergraduate coursework. 24 of those units need to be from life or physical science courses, 12 of which need to have a lab component.

Our Admissions team would be happy to complete a no-cost transcript evaluation to help you understand exactly where you stand and help you chart the most efficient path to enrollment. 

Come see for yourself

Attend a Discovery Event

Whether you’re early in your journey and learning more about chiropractic or already know this is your path and are working through the details, Life West Discovery Events are designed to foster conversations with students, faculty and practicing DCs. We want to help you find the answers to your questions and Discovery events are a great way to do that.

Join us for Discovery Weekend, a weekend on campus. Or, join a Discovery Night – an evening discussing the ins-and-outs of chiropractic, hosted by a local chiropractor in their own office.


Two amazing locations. One amazing education.

Maybe you’re drawn to The San Francisco Bay Area, its proximity to some of the most amazing geography on earth and its West Coast weather.  Or, perhaps the charm, seasons & cost-of-living in the Midwest is the perfect fit for you. 

Hayward, California or Bellevue, Nebraska, you won’t go wrong whichever Life West campus you choose. Both will give you an amazing education and a great experience.

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