Palmer College of Chiropractic is the founding college of the chiropractic profession, and is known as The Trusted Leader in Chiropractic Education . It was founded in 1897, in Davenport, Iowa, by D.D. Palmer, the discoverer of chiropractic. More than 2,200 students attend Palmer College campuses in Davenport, Iowa; Port Orange, Fla.; and San Jose, Calif. Palmer s nearly 30,000 practicing alumni comprise almost half of the doctors of chiropractic in the United States. Palmer s doctor of chiropractic curriculum is a five-academic-year program that s typically completed in three-and-one-third calendar years.