Parker University says
Parker University is a nonprofit, co-educational, private professional institution of higher education. The purpose of Parker University College of Chiropractic is the preparation of men and women to become doctors of chiropractic, who will then serve as primary health care providers and perpetuate chiropractic services worldwide for the benefit of all mankind.
Parker is committed to the maintenance of chiropractic as a separate and distinct healing art which addresses primarily the location and detection of spinal misalignments, dysfunctions and subluxations affecting neural integrity. Correction is achieved by either force or non-force spinal and/or extraspinal techniques.
The integration of this wellness philosophy principle is woven through the basic science, chiropractic science, clinical science, and techniques department.
The university recognizes that structural and spinal subluxation syndrome has a significant relationship to somato-somatic, somatic-visceral, and viscero-somatic functions of the body, and recognizes that the state of mind and emotions (auto suggestion) also has an impact on total body function.
The purpose of our professional education is to prepare the doctor of chiropractic as a primary health care provider. As gatekeeper to the health delivery system, the chiropractor must be well trained to diagnose (including, but not limited to, spinal analysis, to care for the human body), and to consult with, or refer to, other health care providers.
The holistic health model, not the allopathic disease model, is the main form of chiropractic care. All corrective intervention will be directed toward freeing the body from nerve irritation, treating the whole patient who has a disease, not the part of the patient that is diseased.