Year 1 Course Curriculum: Biomechanics Foundation

Completion of Year 1 of the DICSB program requires a total of 100 hours of credits taken from the course options below.


MUST complete one of the three Tracks prior to enrolling in the required courses for Year 1.


Required courses are marked with an “*”

Spinal Biomechanics Core

Choose 1 of 3 tracks below:

Course Hrs Institution
Pettibon System Fundamentals 12 Pettibon Institute/ONLINE
X-ray Procedures 12 Pettibon Institute/ONLINE
Home Care Protocols 12 Pettibon Institute/ONLINE
CLEAR Institute Pt 1 12 CLEAR Institute/ONLINE
CLEAR Institute Pt 2 12 CLEAR Institute/ONLINE
CLEAR Institute Pt 3 12 CLEAR Institute/LIVE
Module I: Basics of CBP 12 Chiropractic BioPhysics
Module VIII: Posture Neurology 12 Chiropractic BioPhysics
Module IX: Spinal Biomechanics 12 Chiropractic BioPhysics


Required Courses

Course Hrs Institution Registration
Scoliosis Activity Suit (Adults)* 12 Peninsula Medical Seminars Download Form
Lab Mgmt of the Scoliosis Patient* See Note 1 Amer Assoc Integrative Med
SMART Module I* May 2015 12 Peninsula Medical Seminars Register Now!
Motor Systems 815* 15 Carrick Institute
Spinal Cord 804* 15 Carrick Institute
NEI Certification* 10 Neuroscience, Inc.
Clinical Research and Decision Making* See Note 1 Amer Assoc Integrative Med

Total Hours: 100

NOTE 1: Webinar courses offered through the American Association of Integrative Medicine will be available online beginning February 1st, 2014. Visit for details.

Additional Requirements

All courses not taught through Peninsula Medical Seminars, please visit the course’s respective institution website for dates and times.

  • As doctors complete courses above, the ICSB requires that each doctor forward a copy of his/her certificate of completion for each course, along with an administrative course transfer fee of $25 to apply toward the ICSB diplomate.
  • Doctors must also be active ICSB members in good standing to apply credit hours. Download and complete the Membership Registration Form and email to

Additional Information

Course Transfer Policy

Raising the Standards

The International Chiropractic Scoliosis Board is committed to raising the standards of scoliosis treatment in the Chiropractic profession to a unprecedented degree. The Chiropractic scoliosis experts of the future will provide a broad scope of treatment options that serve the needs of the patient and condition on a whole body basis and level, not just the spinal curvature.


Step 1: Download and complete the following Membership Registration Form


Step 2: Email Completed Form


* Membership is required for course credits towards certification.


Click Here for Membership Criteria