Becoming a Chiropractor in Idaho - ID
How to Become a Chiropractor in Idaho
To become a chiropractor in Idaho, you’ll need to complete at least three years of undergraduate education and earn a doctor of chiropractic degree through four years of graduate study, training, and internship at an accredited chiropractic school. At chiropractic school, you’ll divide your time between coursework in areas like anatomy and physiology and clinical experience to build skills like spinal adjustment and x-ray diagnosis.
Idaho is one of only four states that permit Doctors of Chiropractic an expansive scope of practice, meaning that they are allowed to use physiotherapy devices, give nutritional advice and dispense nutritional supplements, and collect blood specimens by performing venipuncture. So if you’re interested in becoming a chiropractor in Idaho, you should be sure to take courses in nutrition and physiotherapy and undergo training in venipuncture.
Once you complete your doctor of chiropractic degree, you can apply for a license to practice chiropractic in Idaho.
Organizations like the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians offer continuing education courses and annual conferences, and will offer support as you get started in the field.