Iowa Professional Boundaries Course

Tuition: $69
Hours: 3 (Risk Management / Boundaries Training Category)


Course Description

This three-hour distance based course created for Iowa chiropractors will offer Doctors of Chiropractic an overview and an investigation of current issues in Chiropractic associated with chiropractic practice and professional boundary related issues.  The professional boundary information provided will concern chiropractic and the boundary related issues encountered in chiropractic practice.  This course will utilize actual events along with hypothetical doctor patient interactions.  The learner will be actively tracked and engaged in this distance-based class by the use of interactive teaching tools.


The learner’s time spent studying course materials is tracked electronically.  A formal multiple-choice examination is administered at the termination of the course materials.  There will be at least three questions for every hour of the class.  The learner must score 75% to receive credit for the course.  Learners not achieving the pass rate will be directed to additional study by the instructor and allowed to re-take the examination.



  1. General information regarding what boundary issues entail in chiropractic practice.
  2. Discussion of professional practice skills in dealing with personal professional boundary related issues.
  3. Perform analysis of case based reenacted scenarios related to professional boundaries


In this course the learner will:

  • Understand what professional boundary issues entail in chiropractic practice.
  • Explore and recognize the duties required of a professional related to the knowledge of others unethical conduct.
  • Perform analysis of several cases involving reenacted scenarios related to professional boundaries and develop an action plan to deal with these boundary related issues.



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.