Palmer Chiropractic Technologist Program Meets New Iowa Board of Chiropractic Requirements

Palmer College of Chiropractic News

Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Department of Undergraduate Studies announces that the Associate of Science in Chiropractic Technology (ASCT) degree program has been recognized as meeting new Iowa physiotherapy legislative requirements. Per the Iowa Board of Chiropractic state requirement 645-43.12(2), effective July 1, 2009, chiropractic assistants are required to show proof of completion of requirements in training of active and passive physiotherapy.

Palmer College of Chiropractic Palmer College alumni of the ASCT program and Chiropractic Clinical Assistant (CCA) certificate holders meet the new requirements in accordance with the guidelines stated below:

* Alumni who graduated from Spring 1997 to the present meet the full requirements of the Iowa Board for both passive and active instruction and passive and active clinical experience.

* Alumni graduating between Summer 1992 and Fall 1996 meet the requirements of the Iowa Board for only passive instruction and clinical experience. These CTs and CCAs are required to take a current 12-hour program for the active training if they perform active physiotherapy duties in the office.

* Alumni graduating prior to Summer 1992 are required to complete a current 12-24 hour program to fulfill the passive and/or active requirements if they perform passive and/or active physiotherapy duties in the office. For information on physiotherapy programs available from Palmer’s Continuing Education Department, CT and CCA graduates should go to

To obtain your certification letter, please contact Annette VenHorst, Undergraduate Registrar, at (563) 884-5867. Iowa doctors must keep this letter on file as proof that their staff has been properly trained per the new Iowa requirement.

For more information about the Palmer CT program, please contact Lisa Gisel, Undergraduate Studies, at (563) 884-5743 or [email protected] @ 8:33 pm | Article ID: 1240284842