Richard A. Henson School of Science & Technology

Chiropractic Preparation

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Doctors of Chiropractic treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body’s muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems, especially the spine. They practice a drug free, hands-on approach to health care.

Preparation for chiropractic medicine requires that, at a minimum, three years or 90 semester hours of college credit be completed at an accredited institution

You can choose any undergraduate major, provided that you include the required chiropractic prerequisites in your course of study. (Because these requirements may vary by school, the individual school websites must be checked.) You must do well academically in both your major and all prerequisite courses.

Amanda Thompson
Amanda Thompson
Exercise Science Major, Chemistry Minor,
National University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Chiropractic

Errol Silva
SU Exercise Science major
 Accepted to New York Chiropractic
College in Seneca Falls NY
 

Inorganic Chemistry (1 year with Lab)
CHEM 121, 122

Organic Chemistry (1 year with Lab)
CHEM 221,222

Physics (1 year with Lab)
PHYS 121,123

Biology (1 year with Lab)
BIOL 210 and BIOL 212 or 213 (recommended)

Biochemistry (1 semester with lab)
CHEM 417

MATH
For programs that require calculus, general recommendations are:
MATH 198- Biology majors

MATH 201- Chemistry majors
MATH 160- Other majors
Consult your major advisor, checklist, and/or HPAP advisor for additional information on math choices.

A letter of recommendation from a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic is required for admission to most chiropractic programs. In order to gain insight and knowledge of the profession, and to insure a letter of recommendation, it is important to begin volunteering in a chiropractic office as soon as possible.

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