Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®) seminar series

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 Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®) program is a hands-on, fast-paced, cutting-edge sports program that combines live weekends and online learning for a total of 100 hours of study and will qualify you to earn the prestigious CCSP® certificate, issued by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians®.  There are 50 hours of coursework at Life West, 50 hours of online coursework, practice in the field, and written and practical exams. It is a rigorous, professional credentialing program that promotes professional knowledge and competency of chiropractic practitioners engaged in the specialty of chiropractic sports performance.

Once completed, you’ll be ready for the CCSP® exam given through the ACBSP™.

CCSP ® and DACBSP® programs may be taken concurrently.

Live courses were last held on the Life West campus March - July 2018. 

2019 Schedule

2019 CCSP courses have not been scheduled at this time.  The program will return to campus in late 2019 or early 2020.

2018 Schedule

50 hours live seminars on the Life West campus:

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

soccer injuryEmergency Procedures
Jenna Street, ATC
April 7-8, 2018

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

Life West women's rugbyCorrelative 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.

*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®.


The CCSP seminars are open to anyone on an individual basis; pursuit of the certification is not necessary to enroll in the seminar series.

If you register for the full series and later cancel, you will be charged the individual module price for any attended CCSP modules before refund of balance is made.

DCs with a CCSP in good standing are eligible to sit for the DACBSP exams.

Cost & Payment Plans

Complete Program

The 2018 cost of the complete CCSP® program was $2650.  This included 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 were 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 in 2018 were $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.


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 that is held in conjunction with the Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium, and once in November in multiple locations, by demand.


All DCs are eligible.  Students in their final quarter 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) 780-4508 with questions about registration, payment, and seminars at Life West.