Chiropractic is a dynamic doctor-level profession, and practicing chiropractic is a rewarding field with growing numbers of both dedicated doctors and appreciative patients. The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) is delighted that you are considering chiropractic as a career.
There are two special scholarship programs currently available to students through their ICA membership: The Arnold Schwarzenegger Chiropractic Scholarship and The Dr. Coralee Van Egmond Memorial Scholarship Program.
ICA offers an extensive resource center to help chiropractic students and those interested in the profession kick-start their careers. Learn how to choose a chiropractic college, download ICA’s Code of Professional Ethics, plus more!
Check out the numerous ICA approved chiropractic colleges in the United States and the growing number of programs around the world, including established campuses in Canada, Great Britain, and Australia.
Benefits of Belonging to ICA
As a member of Student ICA, you join a chiropractic association committed to promoting effective chiropractic education, health care policy, and professional standards and development for its members and the broader chiropractic community; and, you are setting your groundwork for a successful professional career in chiropractic. For a one-time $50 fee, you receive full membership in Student ICA. After graduation, the ICA offers Student ICA members a one-year complementary ICA membership and reduced ICA membership rates for an additional two years. ICA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
- Subscription to Chiropractic Choice and Chiropractic Weekly
- Student ICA events (networking, career guidance, expert discussions, lectures and events focused on the practice of effective and successful chiropractic health care)
- Student discounts to ICA sponsored seminars, conferences, and symposiums
- ICA scholarship opportunities
- ICA Advantage membership affinity benefits including credit cards, car rentals and a wide range of products and services.
- Low-rate group health and other insurance opportunities including access to ICA professional liability insurance rates post-graduation
Student ICA Mission Statement
To develop the awareness and understanding of chiropractic’s fundamental principles as set forth and developed by doctors D.D. and B.J. Palmer by promoting an enthusiastic community of students through education, events, social activities and student support, while enhancing unity throughout all SICA chapters.
As a daughter of two practicing chiropractors, chiropractic was always a positive influence in my life, but my path to becoming a chiropractor was circuitous. From age 11 to 32, music was my first love and I followed it to become a professional musician. To help with bills, I took a position as a chiropractic assistant and discovered, or re-discovered, another passion. Seeing how our patients’ lives were transformed through chiropractic care made me decide to become a chiropractor. Plus, I’m a percussionist…I’m great with my hands. I am happy to be an active member of Student ICA. The ICA is protecting my right to practice subluxation based chiropractic care, free of drugs and surgery, and no other organization has as much political and legal influence on the profession as the ICA. I look forward to my bright future as a chiropractor and professional ICA member.
Christopher Catagnus B.S.
I am a second year Life University student and I chose to join the ICA due to the fact that I must remain aware of what is actually happening in chiropractic, outside of my school. The ICA will give me the tools so I can do my part in keeping chiropractic what it is truly meant to be. I know that the ICA will continue to fight for the rights of chiropractors around the world; so as to ensure our ability to practice for years to come!
Dominick John Ranieri IIIMy experience with the ICA as a student has been truly life changing. Through the ICA I have been able to meet some of the most successful, inspiring, and influential chiropractors in the world. Being able to meet doctors of this caliber and have them take a genuine interest in helping me achieve my chiropractic dreams is incredibly exciting and motivating. Through the SICA I have made friends from around the country who I’ll have the rest of my life, each one of us pushing the others to continue to excel as we continue forward in life. The ICA has been an invaluable experience and I believe every student in a DC program needs to be a part of this amazing association.