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Pre-Chiropractic Program

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© 1995–2018 ~ The Chiropractic Resource Organization ~ All Rights Reserved

The 3-year pre-chiropractic program is designed to assist students in completing the minimum requirements of most chiropractic institutions in the country. Students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA for consideration by chiropractic schools. Internships are available with local chiropractors; for more information, see the course description for HLTH 493 Internship and meet with an advisor. For additional information on chiropractic programs in the United States visit the American Chiropractic Association website.

Pre-Professional Studies Advisors

Glenda Hill
Pre-Professional Studies
ghill@boisestate.edu208-426-3832NORCO 116
Erin Colburn
Academic Advisor
erincolburn@boisestate.edu208-426-2454NORCO 116
Thomas Kimble
Academic Advisor
thomaskimble@boisestate.edu208-426-3732NORCO 116

While chiropractic programs do not require a bachelors degree prior to matriculation, students should consult with a pre-professional studies advisor about the benefits of having a degree before attending a chiropractic program of their choice. The list of courses below are meant as a baseline, the student should work closely with their advisor to determine which schools and requirements will prepare them for the chiropractic school

Pre-Chiropractic Course Work

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ENGL 101 & 102Introduction to College Writing
Introduction to College Writing and Research
PSYC 101Survey of Psychological Sciences3
Humanities and/or social science electives (select with an advisor)12
At least 24 credits must be completed in the life/physical sciences. It is suggested depending on the schools of choice to take the following courses to meet this requirement:24
BIOL 227-228Human Anatomy and Physiology8
CHEM 111, 111L - 112,112L
preq: MATH 143 or higher
College Chemistry I and II with Labs
CHEM 307, 308, 309, 310
CHEM 307, 308 & CHEM 350
Organic Chemistry and Lab
Organic Chemistry and Lab and Fundamentals of Biochemistry
MATH 143-144
preq: MATH 108 or higher
Precalculus I: Algebraic Functions and Precalculus II: Trigonometric Functions5
PHYS 111
preq: MATH144 or higher
General Physics I4
Select one of the following:
preq: KINES 270
General Physics II OR
Biomechanics and Lab OR
Exercise Physiology with Lab
Additional course work to total 90 credits (see advisor)32-45
Suggested electives BIOL 205 Microbiology, COMM 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication, Business Bridge to Career courses, HLTH 101 Medical Terminology, HLTH 210 Health Care Administration, HLTH 207 Nutrition, HLTH 493 Pre-Professional Internship, NURS 370 Holistic Nursing, and other science and kinesiology based courses. Note: students should also consider an Associate of Science if they choose to leave without earning a bachelors degree.