Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® (DACBSP®) series

(You must be a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician CCSP to enroll in the DACBSP.)

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 DACBSP certification program consists of 100 hours of coursework at Life West, 100 hours of online coursework, practice in the field, and written and practical exams. 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 CCSP® and DACBSP® certifications. The ACBSP governs the administration of the examinations and certifications.

2018-19 Registration Open!

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DACBSP Sports Series 2018-2019

Pay for the full DACBSP 2018 series in a single payment here.

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2018-19 DACBSP Schedule

100 hours live seminars on the Life West campus:

Team Physician Concepts, Concussion and the Periodic Athletic Examination (title change July 2018)
William Moreau, DC, DACBSP and Sean Drake, DC, CCSP
September 15-16, 2018

Strength and Conditioning/Sports Performance
Andy Klein, DC, DACBSP
October 13-14, 2018

Rehabilitation of the Spine and Extremities
Brendan Murray, DC, DACBSP
November 17-18, 2018

Soft Tissue – Pathology, Regional Examination and Treatment
Joseph Horrigan, DC, DACBSP
December 1-2, 2018

Evaluation and Management of the Upper Extremities
Sean Flanagan, DC, DACBSP
January 12-13, 2019

Evaluation and Management of the Lower Extremities
Dustin Nabhan, DC, DACBSP
February 9-10, 2019

Advanced Emergency Procedures
Anne Sorrentino, DC, DACBSP
March 9-10, 2019

Advanced Case Correlations
Perry Williams, DC, DACBSP
April 13-14, 2019

In addition to 100 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 July 2018 and closes in December 2019. Students may complete online hours at any time during that period.

*DConline and Life West 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 and Life West are 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 DACBSP® program is $4445. 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: Six monthly payments of $740.83, due August 15, September 15, October 15, November 15, December 15, 2018, and January 15, 2019.  Contact conted@lifewest.edu (510) 780-4508 to join the payment plan.

Individual Seminars: Individual live courses are $395 each, $365 each for returning DACBSPs. When you register for the full DACBSP 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 $400 paid to ACBSP® when registering for the exam.


DCs with a CCSP in good standing are eligible to sit for the DACBSP exams. The DACBSP seminars are open to anyone on an individual basis; pursuit of the certification is not necessary to enroll in the seminar series.


Visit the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® for details about complete DACBSP 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.