Academic Preparation for Chiropractic Schools

The Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Chiropractors emphasize the manual and manipulative therapies as an alternative to medications and surgery for neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Some common patient procedures are spinal manipulation, manual therapy to joints and soft tissue, rehabilitative exercises, health promotion, electrical modalities, complementary procedures, and lifestyle counseling.

Prerequisite courses vary by program but typically include:

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Physiology of Exercise