April 18, 2014 International Chiropractors Association
ICA Wellness Lifestyle Certification Program

The Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Program provides extensive instruction in a unique combination of scientifically relevant and clinically practical formats, addressing advanced aspects of wellness, lifestyle intervention, and optimal health in the context of the chiropractic paradigm. The C.C.W.P. (Certified Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Practitioner) Certification is credentialed through the ICA Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science.


Program Instructors:
James L. Chestnut
B.Ed. M.Sc. D.C.,
Dr. James L. Chestnut is the author of multiple books and numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles. A graduate of CMCC, he holds an M.Sc. in exercise physiology and a B.Ed. with distinction from U. of Victoria. Dr. Chestnut lectures internationally on the scientific validation of chiropractic and on the safety and effectiveness of the chiropractic adjustment. In addition to his chiropractic wellness practice in Victoria, BC, he also lectures extensively on wellness lifestyle intervention and clinical research findings relating to lifestyle choices and health care practices.

Richard Baxter
B.Eng., D.C.


Instructor for on-site seminars at individual modules -- see seminar schedule for details

Dr. Richard Baxter serves as the instructor for select modules(see seminar schedule). A 2000 cum laude graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with a degree in mechanical engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada, he co-founded Discover Chiropractic Family Wellness Centre with Dr. Chestnut in Victoria, BC. Dr. Baxter was selected as a contributing author for the book, Walking with the Wise for Health and Vitality which included chapters by Dr. Alan Rousso, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Mark Victor Hansen.

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Wellness Lifestyle Certification Program
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Wellness Program Module Topics

The Wellness Certification seminar series offers an exceptional educational combination of groundbreaking research updates, important clinical applications, and practical lifestyle management, provided in the context of chiropractic care.

  • Individual on-site seminar modules can be attended for valuable information and useful tools that can be applied immediately to improve the quality of care for patients.
  • Completing the four on-site seminars and other requisites for certification leads to the C.C.W.P. designation as a Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner, credentialed through the ICA Council on Wellness Science for Doctors of Chiropractic.
To Register

•  Click on the program links below for registration, details, and to print out forms
•  Call ICA (eastern time zone office hours), Fax or Mail in your registration form
•  Questions can also be e-mailed to wellness@chiropractic.org


Wellness... a Celebration of Vitality  

Wellness... What great meaning that word connotes -- rich... profound... sublime, yet simple and, above all, real, and available through chiropractic. You can do nothing better than try and create -- with professionalism and skill -- the wellness spirit in your patient.

This program, presented by James L. Chestnut, D.C., brings you insight into the science of wellness, research and ethical aspects of serving your patients in the emerging frontier.

Wellness... a Celebration of Wholeness  

You can do great good for your patients when you create -- with knowledge and performance -- the unity of chiropractic and wellness living.

In a seminar format, come prepared to absorb the information, resources and teaching skills necessary to lead your patients to a new experience in health and vitality.

Wellness... a Neat Fit for Chiropractic  

The practical research and science-based program addresses important health issues in which chiropractors excel: Chiropractic Validation of Wellness, Wellness--based Nutrition/Hygiene, Wellness--based Exercise/Fitness, and Wellness--based Stress Reduction/Positive Mental Attitude Development.

Wellness... the Certification

This eight-module program (4 on-site and 4 take home modules) culminates in the official postgraduate Wellness Certification by the ICA Council on Wellness Science, and provides a foundation for understanding and communicating behavioral changes which can yield important health benefits to your patients.