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Palmer College of Chiropractic

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1897
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • Chiropractic School 1
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 1000 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa, United States, 52803
    • Phone:
    • +18007222586
    • Setting:
    • Small City

The History of Palmer College of Chiropractic

Palmer College of Chiropractic is the founding college of chiropractic and is located in Davenport, Iowa. It was established in 1897 by Daniel David Palmer and is considered "The Fountainhead," as it was the first school of chiropractic in the world. The college's name was originally the Palmer School and Cure and later became the Palmer School of Chiropractic. Most early chiropractic schools were founded by Palmer alumni.

Academic Highlights

Life in Palmer College of Chiropractic

Palmer College of Chiropractic men’s hockey team, known as the Palmer Dragons, are part of the Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA) and American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division II. 

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Notable Alumni

  • Sylva Ashworth, American chiropractor, who played a significant role in developing the chiropractic field
  • Frank Farkas, former member of the Florida House of Representatives
  • Clarence Gonstead, creator of Gonstead technique, and founder of one of the largest chiropractic clinics in history in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

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Other Campuses
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