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Overview of Chiropractic as a Career
concept of chiropractic manipulation is readily accepted and becoming popular. Most insurance
companies now pay for coverage. Advantages you might consider are:
Tuition tends to run about $25,000 per year.
Financial aid can be arranged.
- the application process is shorter
because most schools admit three or more times during the year,
- a professional exam is usually not
required for admission,
- a minimum 2.5 GPA is typically
- the undergraduate course requirements
are the same as those for medical school, and
- you do not need a degree to be admitted
to this program. Usually 90 credit hours is required.
See the Occupational Outlook Handbook: Chiropractic. Also, see the Association of Chiropractic Colleges.
The courses listed below are general suggestions. Check the professional school of your choice to see specific admission requirements.
- Principles of Biology I and II (BSC 120 and 121)
- Human Anatomy (BSC 227) Note: BSC 227 does not count toward a Biological Science
- Human Physiology (BSC 228) Note: BSC 228 does not count toward a Biological
- Principles of Chemistry I and II and Labs (CHM 211, 212, 217, and 218)
- Organic Chemistry I and II and Organic Lab (CHM 355, 356,
Physics I and II and labs (PHY 201, 202, 203 and 204 or 211, 212, 213, and 214)
- Mathematics to meet prerequisite requirements for the science courses listed above (MTH 122, Trigonometry; MTH 127/130, College Algebra; MTH 140, Applied Calculus, or MTH 229, Calculus I). COS requires Calculus (MTH 140 or 229) to meet graduation requirements.
General Education Coursework
- English Composition I and II (ENG 101 and 201)
- Psychology (PSY 201)
- Social Sciences (SOC 200) or Humanities
- Statistics (MTH 225)
- Follow catalog for degree requirements B.S. or B.A.