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Chiropractic medicine is a health profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. The most common therapeutic procedure performed is spinal manipulation. The purpose is to restore joint mobility, spinal alignment, and proper function to the nervous system.
American Chiropractic Association
International Chiropractors Association
Council on Chiropractic Education
Illinois Chiropractic Society
Currently, there is no centralized application system. Students who are interested in applying to chiropractic school must apply directly to each individual program.
Students should check with each school/program of interest for more information.
It is important for students to check each school's requirements carefully as some schools will require courses not listed above. For more information about a specific program, please contact the school directly.
Logan University - College of Chiropractic
National University of Health Sciences
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Students should meet with their academic advisor and a pre-health advisor each quarter to make sure they are taking the correct courses for their major/professional interest.
Below is a sample timeline for a health sciences major. Please be aware that chiropractic programs do not require or prefer a specific major and the below timeline should not be used to replace regular meetings with an academic advisor.
Traditional 4 Year Sample Timeline - Major: Health Sciences: Bioscience GeneralChiropractic
BIO 191: General Biology I
CHE 130/131 or CHE 120/131: General Chemistry I with Lab
WRD 103: Writing and Rhetoric I
Explore Chicago or Discover Chicago
BIO 192: General Biology II
CHE 132/133 or CHE 122/133: General Chemistry II with Lab
WRD 104: Writing and Rhetoric II
LSP 112: Focal Point Seminar
BIO 193: General Biology III
CHE 134/135: General Chemistry III with Lab
CHE 230/231: Organic Chemistry I with Lab
PHY 150 or PHY 170: General Physics I
LSP 200: Multicultural Seminar
HLTH 201: Introduction to Health Sciences
CHE 232/233: Organic Chemistry II with Lab
PHY 150 or PHY 170: General Physics II
HLTH 202: Health Literacy Research
CHE 234/235: Organic Chemistry III with Lab
PHY 150 or PHY 170: General Physics III
HLTH 229: Health Ethics
BIO 210: Microbiology
Junior Year Experiential Learning
BIO 250: Cell Biology
CHE 340/341: Biochemistry I with Lab
HLTH 301: Anatomy and Physiology Part A
HLTH 350: Senior Capstone
HLTH 302: Anatomy and Physiology Part B
If you are interested in shadowing a chiropractor, contact an admissions representative at your local chiropractic school. The admissions representative can set up a shadowing opportunity with a local alumni.
Unfortunately, because chiropractic programs do not have a centralized application system, Pre-Health Advising is unable to track this data.
It is important for students to check each school's requirements
carefully as some schools will require information not listed above. Students are responsible for checking the prerequisites for the classes above and for the prerequisites for each individual professional school. For
more information about a specific program, please contact the school