The study program is made up of theoretical subjects and practical elements. The core subjects are anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics, neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology, pathology, radiology, diagnostics, research methodology as well as chiropractic theory and treatment methods. The program also included supervised practical internship in the form of patient examination and treatment arranged by the university.
The only chiropractic program in Sweden is offered at the Scandinavian College of Chiropractic in Solna (www.kiropraktik.edu, in Swedish). The program is a five-year course of study and is made up of both theory and practical internship. The program requires payment of tuition and the majority of it entitles the student to receive financial aid. Approved chiropractic degree programs can be found in countries such as Denmark, England, France, the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. A list of approved schools can be found at The Swedish Chiropractic Association.
A trained chiropractor can specialize in a number of different areas, such as neurology (study of the nervous system), orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics (treatment of children), radiography (how to take X-rays) and radiology (how to read X-rays).
Professional development is offered continually both in Sweden and abroad in chiropractic special techniques, new diagnostic methods and in new medical subjects related to chiropractic.