Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® series

(Already have your Certificate?  Pursue the Diplomate, DACBSP at Life West.)

Life West, home of the Sports Performance Institute (SPI), is the place to advance in chiropractic sports and performance expertise.  Study with excellent faculty and apply your skills on the field with Life West athletic programs alongside SPI staff.

The CCSP certification program consists of 50 hours of coursework at Life West, 50 hours of online coursework, practice in the field, and an exam. It is a rigorous, examination-based, professional credentialing program that promotes professional knowledge and competency of chiropractic practitioners engaged in the specialty of chiropractic sports performance.

The American Chiropractic  Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP) is the governing board for the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®) and Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® (DACBSP®) certifications.  The ACBSP governs the administration of the examinations and certifications.

2018 Registration Open Now!

Register online below, or print and complete the Life West CCSP Registration Form

2018 CCSP Schedule

50 hours live seminars on the Life West campus:

The Spine, Concussion, and Team Physician Concepts
Darren Hancock, DC, DACBSP
March 10-11, 2018

Emergency Procedures
Ms. Jenna Street, ATC
April 7-8, 2018

Chiropractic Management of the Extremities
Brendan Murray, DC, DACBSP
June 2-3, 2018

Correlative Case Studies in Sports Chiropractic
Robert Nelson, DC, DACBSP
July 14-15, 2018

In addition to 50 hours online learning through DConline*.  Online learning is not divided into individual courses and may not be purchased separately.  The online learning session opens in February and closes in December.  Students may complete online hours at any time during that period.

*DConline classes are in no way associated with the ACBSP® in any shape or form.  The success of your written project by the ACBSP® will depend on many considerations including but not limited to past learning experiences, preparation, and other immeasurable factors.  The course is offered to you as a way to prepare for the written requirement with no guarantee of your individual outcome on the submission you provide.  DConline is not affiliated with the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians®, Inc.  ACBSP®, CCSP® and DACBSP® are protected marks owned and maintained by the ACBSP®.

Cost & Payment Plans

Complete Program: The cost of the complete CCSP® program is $2650.  This includes all live and online coursework.  Online coursework may not be purchased separately.  Participants seeking the Certificate must register for the complete program rather than individual courses.

Payment Plan: Five monthly payments of $530, due March 1, April 1, May 1,  June 1, and July 1, 2017.  Contact conted@lifewest.edu (510) 780-4508 to join the payment plan.

Individual Seminars: Individual live courses are $385 each, $355 each for returning CCSPs.  When you register for the full CCSP program, individual courses are significantly discounted.  You may not purchase online coursework separately, so individual seminars are only recommended for those not seeking certification or those already certified.

Exam: The exam is administered by ACBSP® and is $350 paid to ACBSP® when registering for the exam.  It is offered twice a year, once in April in Colorado Springs, and once in November in multiple locations, by demand.


All DCs are eligible.  Students graduating in March may register for the CCSP.


Visit the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® for details about complete CCSP program requirements and exam.

Contact Life West Continuing Education at conted@lifewest.edu or 510.780.4500 ext 2030 with questions about registration, payment, and seminars at Life West.