1972 - 1975
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
1975 - 1978
National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL, B.S. in Human Biology, Doctor of Chiropractic degrees.
Licensed by the State of North Carolina in Chiropractic and Acupuncture.
Licensed by the State of Colorado in Chiropractic.
1979 - 2003
Self-employed chiropractor in Denver, CO, and President of Ackerman Healing Arts, Inc.
Awarded "Best of Denver" Chiropractor by Westword. Nominated and elected "Best of Denver" Chiropractor by the editorial staff of Westword.
Enrolled in Los Angeles College of Chiropractic's post-graduate Chiropractic Orthopedics program.
Studied in China as part of the People to People medical educational exchange program for Acupuncture. Observed acupuncture anesthesia for three surgical procedures, QiGong, herbal, and acupuncture treatments at traditional Chinese medical hospitals.
1995 - 1998
Attended and graduated from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing.
1998 - 2000
Acupuncture consultant for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Mexico and Nevada.
Presenter at the American Holistic Medical Association's educational conference, where I was invited to teach muscle testing. I was the first chiropractor ever to teach at the course leading to board certification in holistic medicine for M.D.'s and D.O.'s.
Licensed by the State of Arizona in Chiropractic and Acupuncture.
Presented and awarded for two original papers on Characterology and NET (Neuro-Emotional Technique) at the Annual Eagles Conference. This new methodology is now utilized by NET practitioners worldwide.
2004 - Present
Self-employed chiropractic physician in Cottonwood, AZ and president of Ackerman Professional Services, Inc.