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Life University College of Chiropractic

1269 Barclay Circle
Marietta, Georgia, USA, 30060
Phone: 800.543.3202
Fax: N/A
www.life.edu

Life University College of Chiropractic Why go to Life University?
You want to be successful. In today's competitive world, it's hard to get ahead without a college education. Life University offers a high quality academic experience taught by caring faculty, but Life offers much more than just academic success. Life's education is based on our Eight Core Life Proficiencies, that were developed to ensure your professional and personal success.

You want a sound educational experience and a great city to explore.
Life University offers both the culture and night-life of the exciting city of Atlanta, and a high quality academic experience on a beautiful campus. Our University attracts a large and diverse group of health-conscious, future leaders. We hope you will be one of them!

Begin your journey at Life.
Check out our Admissions page to find out more about Life University and how our faculty and staff can meet your academic needs. Much of the information you'll need is located on the Web site. We encourage you to contact an Admissions Adviser with any questions you might have about the educational experience offered here at Life. You can reach them toll free at (800) 543-3202 or e-mail them at admissions@life.edu.

Average Rating: 4 (7 votes)

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Rating Comments for Life University College of Chiropractic
3 ok experience - I made it
by bj
Date posted: (09/02/2006)
My Experience Overall Rating: 3

Overall: 3
Housing: 3
Pass rate for National Boards: 2
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 3
Research Department: 2
Practice Management Skills: 3
Financial Aid Department: 3
Classroom size: 2
Leadership: 2
Techniques: 4
Location: 4
Atmosphere: 3
Philosophy: 4
Cost: 2
I graduated Life in 1983, under Dr. Sid admin. School stressed philosophy, techniques, and analysis (not diagnosis). I came from NYC and am glad I did not go to NYCC--heard many horror stories. I wanted to be a chiro--not a glorified 2nd rate MD/DO like most other schools produce. Completed school in three calendar years--program could have been completed in one year without all the CCE mandated BS. Not the fault of Life--they were just following orders. I hear the school got rid of all of the part time instructors in favor of PHD's--big mistake. The part time chiros provided great insight into "real life" practice world. I have been back to the school and it is completely different looking than the Life I went to, for the better. I hear Dr. Guy is turning things around and they now teach PT on campus (I had to go to Parker College and pay tuition and hotel to get 120 hour certificate). Now I have been in practice over 20 years I feel that Life prepared me for the hard times to come in health care--I have earned a good living and helped many people over the years. Many chiros fail in practice every day due to spending a fortune on their education, loans and passing National Boards and State Boards. We should eliminate all but the most basic boards and grant reciprocity from one jurisdiction to another. I am licensed in Louisiana and Oregon so my scope of practice runs the complete chiro gamit--from straight to mixer.
Suggestions
Before starting on this long trek make sure you really want to be a chiro--low pay, large student debts, lack of respect by many. Be sure you wouldn't rather be something else. If you do want to be a chiro--find a successful DC and volunteer to shadow and help him and learn the business side before or during school. Also, pick a couple of techniques and learn them thoroughly. This will get you referrels in practice and set you apart from the competition. I feel that most of the other schools are turning out medical people, not DCs.
Overall Opinion
Overall, after all, Life got everybody through who wanted to make it. There were a few dummies who had to repeat classes but the school encouraged them and they finally graduated--although most of them did not make it in practice. The best chiros in practice were the B and C students.

4 Great School for Everyone
by drheard18
Date posted: (08/05/2006)
My Experience Overall Rating: 4

Overall: 5
Housing: 5
Pass rate for National Boards: 3
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 5
Research Department: 4
Practice Management Skills: 3
Financial Aid Department: 1
Classroom size: 3
Leadership: 4
Techniques: 5
Location: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Philosophy: 4
Cost: 1
I am currently a student at Life University. I specifically transferred here from another chiropractic institution because of its reputation. The campus is wonderful, the students are as diversified as you can get, the teachers actually know what they're doing, and the administration appears to truly care about each student. The techniques are great and varied. The clubs are fantastic. A student will truly be prepared for a career in chiropractic. A+ in my book.
Suggestions
I'm actually not a big fan of chiropractic philosophy. That may not be the best thing for me to admit to many chiropractors I know. Though Life is heavy in the realm of philosophy, it is not bad for students like me. It has a purpose, and everyone needs to learn it (regardless of whether or not you believe or like it). I do, however, with Life had some more diagnostic courses. That falls in the "medical" realm, but we should all know how to order and read diagnostic tests. It would just be one more thing to make us the best doctors.
Overall Opinion
Great school. Everyone should come to Life.

4 Thank God for Chiropractic and the people at LIFE
by Kresman
Date posted: (07/22/2006)
My Experience Overall Rating: 4

Overall: 5
Housing: 4
Pass rate for National Boards: 4
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 3
Research Department: 4
Practice Management Skills: 3
Financial Aid Department: 5
Classroom size: 3
Leadership: 5
Techniques: 4
Location: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Philosophy: 5
Cost: 4
I began my chiropractic college search in New York since that's where I lived and was planning to practice. I visited some chiropractors in the New York area thinking I would probably go to school in the state. After talking to several DC's I decided to go check out both Palmer in Davenport and Life in Atlanta. I graduated from Life Chiropractic University in 1998 and I have to say the experience while there was more than I could have ever hoped for. I made some great friends that I continue to keep in touch with today. Both my parents are dentists and my brother is a dentist. I wanted to get into something else. I had a great experience with chiropractic while in high school so the thought about attending chiropractic college was on my mind early. I had set many criteria in picking the school that would best suit me. I liked the size of the campus, I liked the people I met there, and I especially liked the doctors practicing in New York that were graduates from life. They all tended to have great things to say about chiropractic and about the school. I liked the solid social aspect of the school as well. There was a good amount of housing within a few miles from the campus and lots of students lived close by. A great asset to that was getting to meet chiropractic students that were getting ready to graduate. There were many off-campus hours of learning technique, discussing chiropractic philosophy, going over business plans, etc. There was a wide range of social activities with clubs and organizations so that every chiropractic student had something they could get involved in. We had speakers visiting the campus frequently and they would always get us motivated and focus our attention back on chiropractic (and away from the daily task of studying).
Suggestions
Suggestions to get rid of all things medical would be at the top of my list. Medical doctors work hard to get where they are and chiropractors don't need to be getting the same training. I'm not saying chiropractic school should be easier, it should be different from what it is today.
Overall Opinion
The biggest thing missing at all chiropractic schools is teaching the business of chiropractic. Students must know that if they do not learn the business side of practice they can expect failure. Chiropractic is not medicine and the business model involved as a result is completely different. Most medical doctors get jobs, chiropractors own businesses. There is a major fundamental difference. While life the school did not successfully address these issues for me, the Dynamic Essentials or DE program filled in all the gaps. Keep continuing your chiropractic education and you'll keep discovering new and exciting things about our potentials. I attended LIFE when Dr. Sid Williams was president there. The school has a new leader now and I hear things are going good at life University. PS: My brother wishes he went to chiroschool instead of into dentistry.

4 Life U
by ritacatl
Date posted: (06/18/2011)
My Experience Overall Rating: 4

Overall: 5
Housing: 5
Pass rate for National Boards: 5
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 5
Research Department: 4
Financial Aid Department: 2
Classroom size: 5
Leadership: 5
Techniques: 5
Location: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Philosophy: 5
Cost: 2
I loved going to school here! Everyone was happy, eager to help you, awesome instructors, great enviornment, very student-friendly.
Suggestions
Overall Opinion

5 Great Education
by Dr.J
Date posted: (06/03/2012)
My Experience Overall Rating: 5

Overall: 4
Housing: 5
Pass rate for National Boards: 5
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 5
Research Department: 5
Practice Management Skills: 5
Financial Aid Department: 5
Classroom size: 4
Leadership: 5
Techniques: 5
Location: 5
Atmosphere: 4
Philosophy: 4
Cost: 2
I graduated in 2011 and as such am in my first year of owning my own practice. I was blown away by the education that is available and I say it like that because you could defiantly come here and not learn much. The choice is up to you. No one is going to force you to pay attention but if you do and work hard you will 90% of the instructors really care a lot and have so much to teach. I graduated feeling completely ready to head out into the world and start helping people heal. Pay attention to the business classes that are offered and they will tell you everything you need to start your practice from the first day. So many students complain at the end they are not ready but I have to say it is their own fault.
Suggestions
If you go here, find a group of students that are serious and hangout with then through the courses and LEARn LEARN LEARN. It is all there but you have to want it as well. Study to be a D.C. and the world will need you.
Overall Opinion
Great classes and facility but the politics leave a bad taste in your mouth if you let it.

5 I used this website to find my school
by swiftysea
Date posted: (04/21/2011)
My Experience Overall Rating: 5

Overall: 5
Housing: 5
Pass rate for National Boards: 5
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 5
Research Department: 5
Practice Management Skills: 5
Financial Aid Department: 3
Classroom size: 5
Leadership: 5
Techniques: 5
Location: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Philosophy: 5
Cost: 3
AMAZING! There are pros and cons to any place you attend and there are people who love to complain no matter where you are. I am over half way to completing my goal and opening a practice. Life U has an amazing support network and community feel to this campus. Atlanta provides continuous seminars and networking opportunities. We have great philosophy, technique, science, and business curriculum. Its a beautiful campus, if you want nature or big city everything is within driving distance.
Suggestions
GET Philosophy!!! You are becoming a chiropractor; we remove interference in the nervous system to allow the brilliance of the body to flow without traffic jams. All the sciences can really bring you out of focus to what the purpose of our profession truly is and its incredible!
Overall Opinion
We unconsciously heal and crate with our bodies, back pain relief is just a side effect of our profession now the foundation. Find a school that provides a strong foundation in philosophy and innate intelligence. if not join a club go to Dynamic Essentials or New Beginnings in New jersey.

4 Life University has all the best of science, art, philosophy
by Drd
Date posted: (03/15/2006)
My Experience Overall Rating: 4

Overall: 5
Housing: 2
Pass rate for National Boards: 4
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 4
Research Department: 4
Practice Management Skills: 3
Financial Aid Department: 3
Classroom size: 4
Leadership: 5
Techniques: 5
Location: 5
Atmosphere: 4
Philosophy: 5
Cost: 5
As as 1982 graduate, I feel that Life prepared me for success. The strong technique I acquired there are, I believe, the foundation for what I have been able to accomplish in the past 24 years. The miracles I have seen and the testamonials from all walks of life are a tribute to the great education I got at Life.
Suggestions
No school is without its detractors. When I was a student, I feel that the dogma and rhetoric were at their height and today, with my interaction with the school, I only have high marks for the integrity of the academic, clinical and philosophical programs offered there.
Overall Opinion
With Dr. Riekeman at the helm of Life, I think that the profession benefits from the best of all worlds. His experience and vision for the future of our profession are amazing and top in our field.

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