General Information About Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
Mission of Sherman College of Chiropractic To be the leader in bringing straight chiropractic to the world Our mission is based upon the college’s philosophy and core values, and encompasses: Chiropractic Education We shall educate, graduate, and support competent, compassionate, ethical and successful doctors of chiropractic who excel as primary health care providers centered on vertebral subluxation. Chiropractic Research We shall support and produce research and scholarly activities that contribute to the body of knowledge on chiropractic education, clinical knowledge, health care and the theoretical constructs of vertebral subluxation. Chiropractic Service We shall serve humanity by providing the highest quality in chiropractic care, public education, professional partnerships and community initiatives. Chiropractic Core Values 1. We realize that our greatest assets are people and our mission. Without either of these, we have no reason for being and no means to put our ideal into action. 2. We honor and respect the innate intelligence of the body. 3. We hold that a vertebral subluxation free life is a better life. 4. We have a regard for the inseparable and synergistic nature of the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic. 5. We value a sense of community, tradition and shared commitment to our ideals. 6. We recognize the inherent dignity of all people and offer them our best services regardless of race, religion or ability to pay. 7. We value perseverance, and are committed to helping others who share in our mission, in reaching their chiropractic goals. Straight Chiropractic Straight chiropractic espouses the vitalistic philosophy of life and health, and is defined as the art, science and philosophy of locating, analyzing and correcting vertebral subluxation in accordance with that philosophy. Straight Chiropractic is based on the premise that living things have an innate striving toward organization, and that vertebral subluxation is an abnormal, but most often correctable condition which interferes with the expression of that striving. "First I want to educate people about the principles of life, then about the principles of chiropractic. I believe – remove the blockage and enjoy life." Claude Lessard, D.C. 1977 Sherman College Graduate "Through chiropractic, I can change lives and make an impact on the world." Taylor Van Quaethem Sherman Student "Chiropractic is the only health care service that truly improves the health of people from the inside out. People are ready for it. They are talking chiropractic philosophy without calling it chiropractic philosophy. The potential for chiropractic is limitless because people want to become healthier." Peter Kevorkian, D.C.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Degrees/Certificates offered Campus Setting
- Suburb: Midsize
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 267 Native American 1 Asian 8 African American 48 Hispanic 4 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates Enrolled FullTime Graduates 164