Chiropractic Assisting | Warren County Community College
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Chiropractic Assisting

Chiropractic offices need specialized support staff to run an efficient medical office. Chiropractic Assistants work under the supervision of Chiropractors to perform a wide variety of therapeutic treatments and front office duties. The scope of services to be performed by a Chiropractic Assistant may include: hydrotherapy (the application of heat and cold); electrotherapy; physiotherapy (therapeutic massage, traction, instruction in home therapies and exercises, instruction in the use of structural supports, crutches, walkers or canes); patient positioning and draping; and note taking and charting.


This 50 hour program prepares students for a career as a Chiropractic Assistant in the expanding field of chiropractic healthcare through both classroom lecture and hands on labs. The student will receive an overview of administrative front office duties; chiropractic and patient education issues; anatomy and physiology; chiropractic terminology; chiropractic billing & coding; and the legal aspects of chiropractic care.¬† Additionally, students will review “therapeutic skills” including: massage basics; vital signs; T.E.N.S.; ultrasound; cryotherapy; and other therapeutic modalities.

Employment & Education
Chiropractic assistants work in Chiropractic practices and may be assigned the following positions: front-desk receptionist, back-office or therapy assistant, exam or x-ray technician, insurance and collections clerk, office or public relations manager, and new-patient advocate.

Educational Requirements: Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Program Note: This program does not include a national or state certification or a clinical rotation as part of overall program objectives.

Chiropractic Assistant detailed course Information:

The curriculum for the Chiropractic Assistant program includes:

  • Understanding of the history of the chiropractic profession
  • Medical Terminology
  • Basic anatomy and physiology with a focus on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems
  • The “subluxation complex”
  • Medical records and the skills related to great medical records note taking
  • Keys to working with worker’s compensation and motor vehicle collision cases
  • The “informed consent” and how to apply this to chiropractic care
  • The use of good office etiquette to keep the office a friendly work environment including time management skills
  • Understanding what types of emergencies can present to a chiropractic office and what you can do to provide the correct care
  • Biohazard waste procedure
  • Vital signs and how to obtain them
  • Legal issues associated with physiotherapy and patient’s rights
  • Various modalities of physiotherapy and how to safely apply them
  • Basic terminology of radiology and radiographic guidelines that are used in chiropractic
  • The concepts of exercise and rehabilitation
  • Review of therapeutic skills including massage basics; vital signs; T.E.N.S.; ultrasound; cryotherapy; and other therapeutic modalities

This program is intended to train students for entry level Chiropractic Assistant positions or to prepare students for more formal longer term program.

Please email or call (908) 689-7613 for registration or additional information.


Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington NJ 07882
(908) 835-WCCC (9222)