Lesson 3 of 3
In Progress

Professionalization in Chiropractic

February 6, 2018

Key Takeaways:

  • In-depth history of how accreditation bodies like the CCE came to power in the 1970s and shaped the profession
  • Early leaders like D.D. Palmer and B.J. Palmer already saw splits happening over chiropractic identity and scope
  • As minority group CCE lobbied states to control licensing, forcing schools into mergers and nonprofits
  • The ACA’s CCE and the ICA’s ACC battled for recognition, with CCE becoming the sole accrediting agency despite representing a minority of students
  • A minority of academics now seek to control chiropractic’s identity through journals, laws, and “lexicon cleansing”