Construction has officially started on the expansion of Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida’s Port Orange campus through the addition of a new academic building. In 2022, Palmer Florida will celebrate 20 years in Port Orange, Florida, as well as a fourth academic building that will help the college meet the demands of rising student enrollment. More than 800 students are currently enrolled at Palmer Florida.
The $12 million space will provide 33,000 square feet over two floors, and will feature four classrooms with space for up to 130 students, additional technique rooms for students to learn and practice the hands-on care they’ll deliver after graduation, a larger anatomy learning environment, and virtual- and augmented-reality learning tools.
“At Palmer Florida, we hope to grow the chiropractic profession not only in the southeast, but across the country,” said Palmer Florida President, Peter Martin, D.C. “This new academic space solidifies our commitment to the students and faculty who will make that happen. The building will address both the immediate and long-term needs of the College’s expanding student population.”
The new labs will be designed specifically for students to apply what they’re learning about movement science and rehabilitation in an ideal, technically-advanced setting. The building will be filled with windows that let in natural light, and it will feature an extended patio alongside the campus pond for students to relax and study.
“Palmer is chiropractic,” says Palmer Florida student Avalon Liscio. “Here, I know everyone wants me to succeed. We also push one another to be the very best. It’s awesome to know my college wants to invest in my future through new academic spaces.”
Construction is expected to be complete in fall of 2021. This project is made possible by generous donations from alumni and friends of the College.
About Palmer College of Chiropractic
Palmer College of Chiropractic is the first and largest college within the chiropractic profession. It has campuses in Davenport, Iowa, San Jose, California, and Port Orange, Florida.