Iowa Chiropractic Assistant Complete Course: Active and Passive Care

Tuition: $279


Course Description

This course is two six-hour classes designed to teach assistants of doctors of chiropractic about active and passive care including the use of modalities and exercise. You will be required to document an additional six-hours of practical training for each area (twelve hours total practical training) under the supervision of your doctor using the forms provided in the course. The curriculum of this course meets the Iowa Board of Chiropractic Examiners CA training guidelines for the Iowa Chiropractic Assistant Active and Passive Care Courses.

No text is required. You will have twelve hours of learning online and two sets of six-hours (12 hours) of documented practical learning under the guidance of your supervising Iowa Doctor of Chiropractic.


  1. Log twelve hours in the course. This means 720 minutes actually logged in the online course.
  2. Score a minimum of 75% on the two finals which are open book examinations (online).
  3. Complete the practical skills sheets for both areas under your doctor's supervision.

Grading Criteria

The examinations will have at least 30 questions each. You must score 75% to pass an exam. The exam is open book. These means you can use any reference you would have available to you when you provide care to a patient.  The questions will be True/False, Multiple Choice, and Fill in the blank.


  • Analyze the basic components of therapeutic active and passive care programs.
  • Understand the Iowa Chiropractic Board rules that apply to individuals who provide active and passive care to patient's in an Iowa chiropractic office.
  • Broaden your understanding of the chiropractic assistants role in providing instructions to patients regarding active and passive care.
  • Develop skills associated with providing active and passive care to patients.
  • Discuss the definition, principles, goals, and objectives of active and passive care.


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.